Huw Merriman

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Conservative

Member for Bexhill and Battle

huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk / huwmerriman
4 APPG memberships (as of 19 Jun 2019)
Autism, BBC, Bees and Pollinators, Portugal

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Petition debates participated in by Huw Merriman

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Huw Merriman's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

105,421
Petition Closed

Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Huw Merriman's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

The impartiality of the BBC is in question and needs addressing so as to protect its charter

246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Huw Merriman's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 7 months ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Huw Merriman's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

The TV Licence is no longer fit for purpose and should be abolished. It is unfair that one should hold one to watch Freeview channels or indeed subscription TV. The BBC should look at alternative methods of funding particularly as it is commonly felt there is a high level of bias.

Significant Petitions within Huw Merriman's constituency


Commons initiatives led by Huw Merriman

Huw Merriman has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

1 Adjournment Debate led by Huw Merriman

Date Forum Title
15 May 2018 Commons Chamber Arsène Wenger

2 Bills introduced by Huw Merriman

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Automatic Travel Compensation Bill 2017-19
Presented by Huw Merriman (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 21 November, 2017 5 Mar 2019, 11:07 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for passengers to receive automatic compensation from travel operators in certain circumstances; to require train operators to ring-fence certain funds received from Network Rail for service disruption and planned possessions for the development of ticketing technology to facilitate the payment of automatic compensation for passengers; and for connected purposes.

Minimum Service Obligation (High Street Cashpoints) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Huw Merriman (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 27 November, 2018 5 Mar 2019, 11:06 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require banks to provide cash machines to be made available on designated streets; to enable local authorities to designate streets that require cash machines in towns of more than 5,000 residents; and for connected purposes