Harriett Baldwin opens the Second Reading debate of her Private Member’s Bill that would make provision for the succession of female heirs to hereditary titles.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes the 110 pro-growth measures in the Bill and thanks the Treasury team for their hard work on this. She also calls on the Government to implement the promised proposal to allow people to put fractional shares into their individual savings accounts (ISAs).
Harriett Baldwin speaks in Parliament about her recent visit to Our Place—an independent provider—which provides specialist education, mainly for children with autism, and asks if this school would be impacted should a tax on independent schools be introduced.
Harriett Baldwin highlights the constitutional sexism in the House of Lords where an eighth of the seats are reserved for men as a result of the hereditary peerages passing down to the oldest son and calls on the Government to support her Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill which would ensure that the succession of peerages moves in line with that of the Crown.
Following the Prime Minister's statement to the Commons on the action taken against Houthi military targets in Yemen, Harriett Baldwin raises the American Enterprise Institute report that Russia has given $900 million to Iran for drones and asks the PM what is being done to make sure that none of that money is going through the UK financial system.
Harriett Baldwin calls for a debate on the constitutional sexism where an eighth of the seats in the House of Lords are reserved for men as a result of the hereditary peerages passing down to the oldest son rather than the oldest child.
Harriett Baldwin leads a debate on the importance of addressing the issue of the “advice gap” in the financial services sector where there is a lack of access to personalised financial advice for a large portion of the population, often those with simpler needs or smaller amounts to invest.
Following the Ministerial statement on the impact of Storm Henk on communities across the UK, Harriett Baldwin calls on the Minister to work with the Environment Agency to ensure that the flood schemes for Severn Stoke and Tenbury Wells are quickly delivered.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes Government recognition of the efforts of rural communities who have developed neighbourhood plans, but raises concerns that these communities in West Worcestershire are being hindered by the lack of a local plan and asks if the additional protections announced for neighbourhood plans will be immediate or retroactive, and when they will take effect.