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Crawley MP visits local UK Mail depot

Henry Smith MP visited the UK Mail depot in Crawley to tour operations and discuss the company’s recent growth & contribution to the local community.

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Henry Smith MP visited the UK Mail depot on Friday (15 June) in his constituency in Crawley to meet nearly 100 people working on site and delivering parcels in the local area.

The UK Mail depot provides a vital service for local businesses and constituents who rely on UK Mail for e-commerce deliveries and collections.

The 28,070 sqft site has been serving the Crawley constituency and surrounding postcodes since 2012 and handles up to 23,000 parcels a day.

Peter Fuller, CEO, UK Mail said:

“We are delighted Henry Smith has come to visit this key site for our operations and very much welcome his interest in UK Mail and our future. We’re pleased that our Crawley depot makes a contribution to the local area through jobs and servicing local businesses and the growing e-commerce market in Crawley and the wider region.”

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Henry Smith, MP, Crawley said:

“My thanks to UK Mail, part of Deutsche Post DHL, for showing me their impressive Crawley facility. With around 100 people employed I’m grateful for their innovative delivery solutions supporting local businesses and consumers.”

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Crawley MP questions Prime Minister over furlough scheme extension

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Crawley MP Henry Smith has questioned the Prime Minister in the House of Commons over the future of the Government’s furlough programme.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions (on Wednesday, 3rd June), the Crawley MP called on Boris Johnson to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond its conclusion at the end of October.

Henry said;

“The aviation sector was one of the first to be negatively impacted by COVID-19 and will likely be one of the slowest to recover, therefore air industry employees need further protection.

“It’s with this in mind that last week I set up the Future of Aviation Group, alongside other MPs lobbying Government for further assistance for this sector and who want to see a vibrant aviation industry return for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the overall UK economy.”

The Crawley MP has been making numerous representation to Government in support of the Crawley and Gatwick economy.

Henry continued;

“My work standing up for the Crawley and Gatwick aviation sector doesn’t stop just because some lockdown measures are being eased.

“In recent days I’ve been in contact with the Chairman of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee in support of his application for a debate on issues affecting aviation sector staff, and I’m supporting representations being made by Unite the Union with HM Treasury regarding the future of the furlough scheme.”

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