Peter Aldous welcomes the success of the Green Investment Bank but raises concerns about press stories regarding asset stripping and job losses and calls for a pause in the sale of the bank so that we can ensure it continues in the great role it has played since 2012.
Peter Aldous calls on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to urgently resolve teething issues raised by Waveney District Council about the roll-out of full-service universal credit.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to improve support for domestic abuse programmes, in particular help in dealing with perpetrators who are sent on these programmes by the Courts, yet are uninterested and show no remorse.
Peter Aldous highlights the opportunities that the forthcoming Brexit negotiations offer and outlines the features that need to be incorporated in a new UK fishing policy. He also urges the Government to raise the plight of sea bass and the decimation of fish stocks by Dutch electro-pulse beam trawling at the Council of Ministers meeting on 12th December.
Peter Aldous welcomes Government moves to provide a framework to deliver a sustainable system of funding for supported housing and highlights some of the details that need to be looked at during the consultation period so that we can deliver a system that fairly and properly provides for vulnerable residents.
Speaking in a debate on changes to the Employment Support and Allowance and Universal Credit, Peter Aldous calls on the Government to ensure that changes are properly researched, backed up by evidence and supported by impact assessments and if necessary use the Autumn Statement to pause and consult to ensure that we are targeting support at those who need it most.
Waveney District Council is conducting a Community Governance Review (CGR) for Lowestoft and the surrounding area and a Final Proposal has been published. Residents can use the Lowestoft CGR online consultation form to give their final comments on the proposal until 31 October 2016.
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