Question: Opportunities in the Armed Forces

Today Jerome asked James Heappey MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, about rising unemployment amongst young people, and the opportunities offered by the Armed Forces. 

Behind the Headlines: The Internal Market Bill Explained

Our 24 hour ‘soundbite’ news culture doesn’t always allow for complex issues to be explored in the depth that’s required. This is certainly true of the coverage about the Internal Market Bill which is making its way through Parliament this week.

Post-Covid Green Economy Event: Mark Carney

Today the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment held a discussion via Zoom with Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of England. 

Jerome asked Mr Carney whether he thought carbon taxation can be made to work internationally without disadvantaging domestic manufacturers. 

Norfolk Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride

It does highlight to me, although it's really romantic and picturesque, how important it is to maintain our churches here in Norfolk, keep them at the centre of our communities, and let them thrive.

Speech on Tourism

Jerome spoke in today's General Debate on support for tourism after the Covid-19 lockdown. 

September News

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and were able to take advantage of the superb weather during August. It has certainly been a busy time for local businesses, with a hugely welcome upturn in tourism and recreation.

Question on Covid Messaging

Today Jerome asked the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about the ways in which messaging about the importance of social distancing could better be communicated to young people. 

Question on Northern Ireland

Today Jerome asked the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for reassurance that the government intends to observe and protect the Good Friday Agreement in its forthcoming introduction of the Internal Market Bill. 


Question on Carbon Taxation

Today Jerome asked James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office) about the possibilities for working with European partners on achieving carbon net zero by 2050. 

Tackling Unemployment with the Kickstart Scheme

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, a new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country.