Jake Berry started off this week in Parliament attending a Westminster Hall debate on the economic development of historic towns and cities. Jake commented, “these areas are a wonderful source of income for the UK through tourists from here and abroad. I would really encourage everyone to take advantage of the UK’s most beautiful and historic areas such as our wonderful museums and Cathedrals.”
Jake went to watch one of his young constituents perform in the National Youth Theatre in a short presentation of inspiring young talent. Jake said, “it was a real pleasure to see so much energy and enthusiasm from the National Youth Theatre. I believe it is so important for young people to get involved in groups such as this to build their self-confidence and ability to work as part of a team.”
Jake attended a debate on the Local Government Bill in the House of Commons to see the Government’s plans for local authorities around the country. Jake commented, “I believe Labour was irresponsible to ignore the Permanent Secretary’s advice, especially regarding the legal vulnerability of restructuring plans in the case of judicial review. However, I am confident that this Government will act responsibly.”
Jake also received a reply to his question on religiously prepared food from the Minister from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Jake had asked the Minister what steps he was taking to ensure that religiously prepared food was clearly marked as such, commenting, “I believe we are what we eat and it is important that we all have the chance to know what we’re putting into our bodies”.
The Minister replied that he agreed with Jake’s concerns and that he “will be discussing with the food industry whether point of sale information can play a greater role in giving consumers a choice”.