Posted by: Jason's Staff | April 15, 2016

Busy Week in Parliament

Jason has had another busy week in the Houses of Parliament. Jason spoke in the Business Secretary’s statement in the future of the UK’s Steel Industry. He suggested that British steel should be at the heart of the HS2 rail project. 

Jason joined colleagues on the Department for Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee in the House of Commons – for the final sessions on the inquiry into Broadband and Mobile Connectivity – poor broadband connections are a big issue for many of us in the Colne Valley, Holme Valley and Lindley.

 As the former Co-Chairman of the Contaminated Blood All Party Parliamentary Group, Jason was pleased to take part in the debate regarding the reform of support for Contaminated Blood Victims. Jason has been on behalf of the victims since he first became a Member of Parliament in 2010.

As a former RAF Officer Jason is passionate about the welfare of our servicemen, servicewomen and veterans –  he spoke in a debate on the creation of a National Defence Medal. Following the debate he met with the Yorkshire team from The Royal British Legion.

Webpost Jason in schools debate

 Jason is very proud of the many excellent schools, academies and colleges in his constituency. He spoke out to the Education Secretary against plans for forced academies as he believes it should be down to school governing bodies and parents to decide the future of their schools. To watch a clip of Jason’s question please click here.

At the end of a week which saw a Yorkshireman crowned as the Masters Golf Champion, Jason spoke in a debate on the value of Golf to the British economy, highlighting the fact the cloth in the famous green jacket was dyed and woven in our area.




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