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Nigel Huddleston MP, Tourism Minister, joined me over the weekend to understand a little more how tourism businesses have fared - during lockdown, after July 4th and as we head into the winter.

Minister talks tourism on visit to St Ives

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas welcomed the Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP for a walkabout around St Ives to discuss how businesses have fared since lockdown restrictions were lifted in early July – and the prospects for the next few months.

MP's column

Parliament is engaged in debate regarding the UK Internal Markets Bill. This Bill will ensure that all parts of the UK can trade with each other without falling foul of any tariffs or additional bureaucracy imposed by the EU if we fail to agree a Free Trade Agreement by 1st January. 

MP's column

The consultation on the England Tree Strategy to inform the Government’s policy for trees, woodland and forestry closes this Friday.

Eateries boosted by Eat Out to Help Out scheme

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has welcomed news that more than 1.1 million meals – almost a quarter of them from West Cornwall - were claimed in Cornwall under the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

Party chair visits Penzance

The co-chair of the Conservative Party, Amanda Milling MP (right), paid a recent visit to Penzance and, with MP Derek Thomas, met up with Richard and Siobhan Tubb, landlords of the Dolphin Tavern.

MP's column

Having seen the difficulties, unfairness and harm caused by the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the opportunity to contribute to the UK Fisheries Bill debate in the Commons on Tuesday was welcome indeed.

Fisheries Bill can make UK a world leader in the industry

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says the Fisheries Bill currently passing through Parliament can provide a positive framework for future UK fishing, based on environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Derek welcomes boost in NHS doctor and nurse numbers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that latest figures showing a significant increase in the number of doctors and nurses working in the NHS in Cornwall are an encouraging sign that Government policies are working.