Speaking up in Queen's Speech Debate


Yesterday, marked the State Opening of Parliament and the formal start of Parliament with the Queen’s Speech, which sets out the Government’s agenda in 2017-18. York Central MP, Rachael Maskell wasted no time in speaking up for York residents, by contributing to the Queens Speech debate at 21:44 yesterday.

Ms Maskell continued in the same vein today by asking important Parliamentary Questions on the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the Prevent strategy and Air Quality.

Rachael Maskell MP says:
“The Queen’s Speech is unbelievably thin, this is a two year programme that only focuses on a hard and damaging Brexit and offers no solutions to the very issues that people across York raised throughout the election – the housing crisis, the NHS crisis, the loss of good jobs, or the threats to our environment.

“Even after the clear message the Government were given in the election by the electorate, the Government cannot even form a cohesive agenda, and I am determined to use every chance to hold them to account – particularly in focusing on public safety in the shadow of Grenfell and national security, as well as asking a vital question about air quality in the light of York’s continuing air quality failings.”

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