Speeches in Parliament

Mark Pawsey MP calls for a change to driver licensing

On Thursday, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey championed a change to driving laws that would make driving safer for young drivers by imposing certain restrictions people who have just passed their driving test. Mark spoke of the benefits that families and motorists could see if the country was to adopt a scheme called “Graduated Driver Licensing”. Given that 25% of the country’s young drivers have some mind of accident within the first six months of driving, this scheme looks to place a curfew on what time new drivers can be on the road, and restrictions on how many passengers a new young driver would be allowed to have in their car.

Mark Pawsey MP speaks up for the UK motor industry

On Thursday, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey and the Business Minister Mark Prisk discussed the recent success in the country’s car industry in the House of Commons.  Given that Mark has lived in Rugby all of his life, he fondly remembers a time when the area around the town enjoyed significant car manufacturing success.  However, after the trade union strikes of the 1970s, the industry suffered a severe downturn in trade and Mark took the opportunity to pay tribute to the sector and the Government for the recent success it has enjoyed.