The week began with Oral Questions to the Department for Education. On the back of a question around upskilling workers, I pointed out that nearly 50% of those surveyed would like to learn a new skill, but cost is a significant obstacle to learning. You can read a transcript of my question here in Hansard, or watch it here on ParliamentTv.
During Oral Questions to the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, I asked the Minister what steps were being taken to ensure that funding is allocated and spent to make buildings more energy efficient and to decarbonise heat production. You can read a transcript of my contribution here in Hansard, or watch it here on ParliamentTv.
In the afternoon I participated in a Westminster Hall debate in aid of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. I made two interventions during this debate. Firstly, to highlight the need for more funding for research into eating disorders to increase understanding. Then to raise concerns about the role of social media in fuelling disorders and the potential impact that the Online Safety Bill can have on this. You can read transcripts of my contributions here and here in Hansard or watch here and here on ParliamentTv.
On Wednesday, as a member of a Public Bill Committee, I, and a cross party group of MPs, took time to look in more detail at the Child Support (Enforcement) Bill. You can read a transcript of my contribution here in Hansard, or listen to the audio here on ParliamentTv.
Thursday began with Oral Questions to the Department for Transport. During topicals, I asked the Minister to meet me to discuss increased restrictions impacting a heavy haulage company operating in my constituency. You can read a transcript of my question here in Hansard, or watch them here on ParliamentTv.