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John Hayes is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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I hope the right hon. Gentleman will excuse me for not being here at the beginning of his speech but, when I saw him on the screen, I rushed to hear what he has to say. Does not this reappraisal, which is the consequence of recent events, need to recognise that, contrary to predictions until very recently that all future warfare would be high tech and entirely different from what we knew...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the decision by P&O to dismiss 800 employees and replace them with sub-minimum wage agency workers, what steps his Department will take to uphold employment standards for seafaring workers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support customers affected by (a) cancellations and (b) safety concerns in the context of dismissals of employees by P&O Ferries.
Conservative MP for South Holland and The Deepings
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
John Hayes campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 16 May 2022.