I've been contacted by a number of constituents who cannot get COVID-19 tests. This has left pupils, parents and essential workers unable to leave home, work or return to school.Today, I pushed Matt Hancock on the lack of testing in Barnsley and called for more and better tests.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
In the Commons I asked the Government to give targeted support to our aerospace industry.Regional airports, like Doncaster Sheffield Airport, provide thousands of jobs and play a crucial role in our economy.The Government needs to wake up and realise our world-class aerospace industry risks collapse.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
In Parliament, I called on the Government to work with regional leaders to make sure areas like ours fully recover from the financial impact of COVID-19.As a region of more than 5.3 million people, Yorkshire deserves funding and support.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
Facemasks are going to be mandatory in shops and supermarkets.Ahead of changes to guidance, I pressed the Government on the need for clear and consistent messaging to the public.Wearing a mask will protect others and reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more info, click here, and watch my question in Parliament here.
The Government needs to realise it can't ask workers on low wages to stay at home and be able to survive.I'm calling for better financial support to vulnerable and struggling households.Without it, the entire fight against COVID-19 is undermined.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
How is it that during a public health crisis only 12 notices related to COVID-19 have been issued by Health and Safety Executive inspectors?Workers in our food supply chain deserve protection.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
Today I called on the Government to work with beauty salon and nail-bar owners so they can reopen as soon as it's safe to do so.With hairdressers and pubs now serving customers, it's only fair that skilled beauticians can go back to making a living.You can watch my question in Parliament here.
I’m making a very simple ask of this Government.Miners have gone without justice and compensation for far too long.I asked the Minister directly if the Government will change guidance to medical practitioners during COVID-19.You can watch my comments in Parliament here.
I've heard heartbreaking reports of ex-miners whose families cannot claim compensation in the event of a tragic death due to COVID-19 legislation.I recently pressed the Government to change its guidance on death certificates so grieving families can get justice.You can watch my comments in Parliament here.
I asked Alok Sharma, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Government plans to better support small and medium-sized businesses here in Barnsley.SMEs are the backbone of our local economy - they need accessible funds now to get through the COVID-19 crisis.You can watch my question in Parliament here.