Created: 11 May 2018
Andrew took part in Lilian Greenwood MP's debate on Community Transport yesterday in order to highlight the importance of volunteer drivers for community groups in our area.
You can read Andrew's contribution to the debate below, or read the full debate online here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-10/debates/E442B6C0-73E0-4325-9D56-4686AED724C7/CommunityTransport.
Alternatively, you can watch the debate on Parliament TV: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/082b6e02-f4ba-46dd-a581-48202804c19f
Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole)
I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing the debate. Following that consultation, the portfolio holder in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said that little had changed from the Department for Transport’s proposal, which will have devastating consequences for the sector in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Community groups such as Goole GoFar and Age UK Lindsey rely on volunteer drivers. The truth is that the Government have simply not understood what the proposals will do to that sector. They should listen to councils such as the East Riding of Yorkshire that know how it works.