Last Thursday I had the opportunity to speak on two very important topics on the floor of the House.
News broke of a trading row between the UK and French Governments over fishing licenses for UK waters, something that had been negotiated during Brexit talks. The Speaker granted an Urgent Question on the issue, answered by the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. I highlighted comments from The chairman of the Regional Maritime Fisheries Committee in northern France, who had indicated his members could seek to block UK exports through the Calais Port. You can read a transcript of my question in Hansard, or watch it on ParliamentTV.
Later the Leader of the House of Commons set out the business for the coming week, and as usual took questions from MPs. I spoke about an excellent initiative in the constituency, taken forward by Cambuslang and Halfway Community Councils – the Cambuslang COP26 Campaign. The campaign saw local children collect 26 bags of litter for 26 days in the run up to COP26. The Leader of the House joined me in congratulating them for the project and expressed his hopes that more similar initiatives will be seen in the future across the UK. You can read a transcript of my question in Hansard, or watch it on ParliamentTV.