Eastbourne’s language schools have been badly hit by Covid.

Now Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell says she will do everything she can to help them:

“This week in Westminster a number of important Bills were debated in Parliament, including the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, and the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill. Furthermore, on the 6th of July, two key Bills were introduced to the House of Commons – The Health and Care Bill and the Nationality and Borders Bill. Debates on these will follow in due course.

I met with the Export Minister Graham Stuart MP to discuss the plight of language schools in Eastbourne and beyond. As many readers know, this is a big part of our town’s economy and I think of no sector harder hit by Covid.  There are a number of proposals ‘in play’ and this is not just about the pandemic but a way forward for language schools as part of global Britain. I will continue to do all I can to advocate for our language schools to give them a bright future. 

I spoke in parliament about a big backlog in court cases in Sussex that is causing heartache for victims and uncertainty for those who are accused. Around 800 cases are outstanding in crown courts across the county because of the pandemic and I brought this figure to the attention of the acting Attorney General Michael Ellis who assured me work was taking place to reduce this number”.