Following a Government statement on the ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan, Harriett Baldwin condemns the Taliban for stopping girls from going to school and calls on the Minister to emphasise the importance of every child in the world getting 12 years of good quality education in next week's discussions with the UN deputy Secretary-General.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes levelling up funding for Malvern Theatres which will help to level up drama opportunities across our part of the west midlands and she encourages other bids that were not successful to keep trying in future funding rounds.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes the Bill as the transparency and openness of the new procurement system will bring down the price of public procurement, thereby helping tackle inflation, and she calls on the Government to make the necessary changes to encourage public procurement from newer and innovative businesses.
Harriett Baldwin welcomes the Government’s continued support for businesses with their energy bills and, now that wholesale gas prices have fallen, calls on the Government to encourage businesses not to pass on the cost of higher energy to their customers by ensuring that the wholesale price of energy feeds through more swiftly to the retail price our businesses pay.
Harriett Baldwin highlights the Treasury Committee’s report welcoming the cost of living payments and raising concerns about the potential cliff edges in that £900 support, and urges the Government consider their recommendations to spread those payments more evenly over the course of next winter.
Harriett Baldwin proposes an amendment to the Financial Services and Markets Bill that would ensure everyone has access to personalised financial guidance from appropriately regulated financial services firms.
Speaking in a debate on the Autumn Statement, Harriett Baldwin welcomes the accompanying Office for Budget Responsibility forecast, supports the measures to tackle inflation which is clearly the biggest economic challenge facing our country, and raises concerns at the increasing debt interest bill.
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement, Harriett Baldwin welcomes the accompanying Office for Budget Responsibility forecast and the support for the Bank of England’s efforts to bring down inflation, and asks the Chancellor for more details on incentives to help those in the welfare system back into work.
Harriett Baldwin highlights the value in supporting refugees in the first safe place they flee to and urges the Government to commit to backing the work of Education Cannot Wait which delivers education in refugee camps.