Too many people face level of coastal deprivation


At the end of the Parliament back on the 27th April during the Prime Ministers Questions one of the Sussex MPs raised a very significant question. The question and the answer are both shown below. However what we now need to know is when is Sally-Ann Hart going to meet the Minister and indeed what the outcome of the meeting will be. One assumes the Minister is Michael Gove who is the Minister for Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. So Sally-Ann have you met him yet and what did he suggest? Also what are you going to do to share this with the other Sussex MPs and indeed MPs beyond Sussex that have a focus on the coastal areas.

Sally-Ann Hart: As a proud maritime nation, the United Kingdom has long relied on its coastal communities to help to deliver national prosperity, but today too many of them face shared challenges and disproportionately high levels of deprivation. Does my right hon. Friend therefore agree that to ensure that beautiful constituencies such as mine—Hastings and Rye—can properly unleash their full potential, a specific and targeted Government strategy focusing on coastal communities is needed; and will he meet me to discuss this?

Boris Johnson: Yes indeed, and if my hon. Friend looks at the levelling-up White Paper she will find that it is clearly directed at enhancing and improving the lives of people in our coastal communities, tilting resource and attention to those fantastic communities. I will make sure that she gets a meeting with the relevant Minister as soon as possible.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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