Speeches

My speech on supporting zoos through COVID-19

It is a great first step that zoos, including ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, will be re-opening on the 15th June. However zoos have lost their income during lockdown while having to maitain the large expenses of caring for their animals and are now in need of financial help.

My question to the Education Secretary regarding online learning

I'm delighted to learn that some of our local schools are being trained to teach live online lessons to support work set online. I look forward to learning more from the Education Secretary next week about getting all children back to school in a safe manner.

Gypsy and Traveller Adjournment debate

Given the extra time we have tonight, I am happy for other Members not only to intervene, but to make their own contributions after I have spoken, because the Minister will still have plenty of time to respond to all the concerns expressed around the House.