Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

John Redwood Excerpts
2nd reading
Monday 16th January 2023

(1 year, 4 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Grant Shapps Portrait Grant Shapps
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I will give way shortly; I will make a little bit of progress.

Those children are desperately trying to catch up on learning that they missed throughout covid, and again they are unsure about whether they will be able to get to school. There are also the businesses throughout the land whose sales and productivity are suffering. They are terrified that, at a time of high inflation, their livelihoods are at risk along with those of their employees.

John Redwood Portrait John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con)
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Could the Secretary of State give us a little more indication of how he will consult on and agree minimum standards in the railway industry?

Grant Shapps Portrait Grant Shapps
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I will set out in a bit more detail the way in which the legislation will work in a while, but, briefly speaking, secondary legislation by regulation will be used in each individual sector to come to the right balance. I will explain that in more detail, if my right hon. Friend is patient.