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These initiatives were driven by Natalie Elphicke, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Natalie Elphicke has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Natalie Elphicke has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Natalie Elphicke has not introduced any legislation before Parliament
Natalie Elphicke has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
The Department works with Highways England and Kent County Council to ensure roads in East Kent can support international freight traffic.
This includes Highways England funding a movable barrier which enables Operation Brock to hold heavy goods vehicles in the event of serious disruption at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, and allows the M20 to remain open for other traffic in both directions. For the longer term, Highways England is currently developing options for two schemes on the A2/M2 route to inform future road investment decisions.
Small boats crossing the English Channel were an infrequent phenomenon prior to 2018. Incidences involving small boats, as a result, were not recorded with this level of granularity.
However, information was provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) on 5th March 2019 which gave the number of migrants detected entering the UK by small boats from January 2018 to February 2019 as 428.
On 22 July 2019 the then Home Secretary Sajid Javid provided an additional figure to Home Affairs Select Committee that up to 21 July 2019, 725 migrants had crossed the English Channel.
We anticipate publication of 2019/2020 data in the coming months.