Following the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Andrew Bridgen calls for a refocus our energy policy to maximise the use of our own natural resources and to look again at fracking while we invest in low carbon alternatives.
Following the Defence Secretary’s statement on the latest situation regarding Russia’s actions towards Ukraine, Andrew Bridgen asks if the withdrawal from Afghanistan by ourselves and our allies has emboldened President Putin and contributed to events now unfolding on the Ukraine border.
Andrew Bridgen seeks calls for an impact assessment on the horse-racing industry as part of the Gambling Act 2005 review, and for the Government to consider the single customer wallet as an alternative to the proposed single customer view.
Andrew Bridgen calls for reform of family law and raises concerns that the current system for child maintenance financially incentivises resident parents to withhold contact with children from non-resident parents, there needs to be a fairer system for children and parents alike.
Andrew Bridgen welcomes the pension increase to £185 a week from £95 a week when the Government came into office in 2009-10, and the consequence that there are over 200,000 fewer pensioners in absolute poverty than there were a decade ago.
Andrew Bridgen asks the Government about the end of the Regulatory Reform Committee last year, just at the moment - with Brexit - that it had the best opportunity to help to shape our regulations to make the UK economy a better place.