All 1 Bob Seely contributions to the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023

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Mon 22nd May 2023

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill Debate

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Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Bob Seely Excerpts
Consideration of Lords amendments
Monday 22nd May 2023

(10 months, 3 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Bob Seely Portrait Bob Seely (Isle of Wight) (Con)
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Minimum service levels are entirely sensible; it is an idea whose time has come, and it shows that we support the working people in this country, unlike the Opposition parties. On the awfulness of Lords amendment 5, given that we have here the Minister of State, Department for Transport, my hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Huw Merriman), I wanted to ask this. Secondary legislation will be used to decide which industries are to be covered by the measures. The Bill is particularly targeted at rail, but I would like at some point to have a conversation with the Minister about including the Solent ferries. They are truly a lifeline service, because unless my constituents fancy swimming the Solent, they do not have an alternative to ferries, whereas people have an alternative to rail and other services.

Kevin Hollinrake Portrait Kevin Hollinrake
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I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that point. He has raised it with me offline. I am of course very happy to have a proper discussion with him about that, and I know that Transport Ministers would also be happy to.