MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I am delighted the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary have helped secure a £2bn deal which will see Qatar purchase 24 Fylde-built Typhoon aircraft. This order will help sustain thousands of aerospace jobs in the area, maintaining the Typhoon production line while further orders are sought from around the world. I’m proud to say Typhoon and Hawk, the best military aircraft in the skies, are built by a hugely-talented... Read more »
Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, on a tour of the Typhoon final assembly facility during a visit to BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire

Mark Menzies welcomes job-securing Typhoon order

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has thanked the Prime Minister for helping secure thousands of aerospace jobs on the Fylde - following an order for 24 new Typhoon aircraft for Qatar. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and his Qatari counterpart, Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, signed a Statement of Intent concerning Qatar’s proposed purchase of 24 Typhoon aircraft on Sunday. Mr Menzies said: "I want to thank the Prime Minister... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The big business in Parliament this week has been the Brexit Repeal Bill. I voted for the Government to adopt the Bill, as I pledged to do after Fylde’s referendum result showed a clear desire by constituents to leave the European Union. The bill passed its second stage in the Commons with a majority of 36, with no Conservative MPs voting against it, and Labour seemingly in chaos over... Read more »
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Mark Menzies reiterates shale gas regulation demand

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has reiterated his call for a 'gold standard' of regulation to ensure shale gas is extracted safely. Mr Menzies made his comments in light of a United Nations paper which raised issues with the regulatory bodies set to monitor the practice. He said: "I have always called for a gold standard of regulation on the fracking industry if it is to go ahead in the UK. "Public health and safety is paramount. Quite simply, if fracking cannot be carried out safely, it should not... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I am pleased to see this year's St Annes International Kite Festival set to be the biggest yet - thanks to the support of businesses in the town. Organisers have been able to stage an Illuminated Night Fly, complete with music and fireworks on Friday from 8 to 10pm, which promises to be a treat. I hope a good crowd can support the event, which has the backing of Fylde and St Annes Town Councils, as well as a growing number of businesses. Following the successes of Lytham... Read more »