Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the measures set out in the Draft Queens Speech today and is urging a debate over the policies in the months ahead.
David Hanson said:
“I am pleased that the measures set out focus primarily on guiding Britain through this difficult economic period to ensure that we emerge stronger as a country.
“The draft legislative programme announced by the Government today outlines a series of proposals to help build a more prosperous and fairer Britain, helping people in the short-term and setting out the priorities for the long-term direction, including:
– more help for first-time buyers struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder;
– more help for families to ease the pressures of work and family life with a proposal for a new right to request flexible working to cover all children;
– a tougher and fairer test for citizenship. This builds on Labour’s introduction of an Australian-style points based system so that only those who benefit Britain can come here.
– cutting red tape to free up police time;
– reforms to welfare because Labour believes that those who can work, should work; and
– raising standards in schools and hospitals by placing more power in the hands of parents and patients.
“This is the Government that despite strong opposition from the Conservative Party has introduced the minimum wage, tax credits, longer paid maternity leave, paternity leave and flexible working.
“The measures announced yesterday by the Chancellor will lift more people out of tax and out of poverty and today’s draft speech clearly sets down the Government’s priorities to make Britain a fairer and more prosperous country.
“I now want to hear from people in Flintshire about what they think about the proposals and will be consulting with them in the coming weeks and months.
“For more details on the draft speech please contact my office in the usual ways. Email: hansond(at)parliament.uk phone: 01352 763159 or write to David Hanson MP, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA