Harriett Baldwin speaks in the debate on the King’s Speech which was made against a backdrop of tumultuous international events. As a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Harriett emphasizes the importance of NATO and its willingness to welcome new members. She also highlights the need to tackle inflation, ease the cost of living, and support business growth. Finally, she takes the opportunity to call for reform in the House of Lords where the 92 hereditary peerages are almost exclusively for men.
Harriett Baldwin highlights the importance of business investment as the way to sustainable economic growth without inflation and asks how successful the introduction of full expensing has been at encouraging business investment and whether the Chancellor will make it permanent in his autumn statement next week?