Speeches in Parliament

Quizzing Ticket Sellers Over Concert Ticket Prices

I took the chance to criticise secondary tickets sellers for enabling the unjust inflation of ticket prices at a hearing of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in parliament today.

Digital Economy Bill

Earlier today I spoke at the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill.

Calls for BT to 'Put their House in Order'

My Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee colleagues and I have published a report saying BT is "significantly under investing" in Openreach, its subsidiary which is providing much of the UKs underlying Broadband infrastructure.

Queen's Speech Debate

Yesterday I spoke in the second of four days of debate on the content of last Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech.

Quizzing Sir Peter on Culture Funding

Last Wednesday in Parliament, Sir Peter Luff, the now Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, appeared before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, on which I sit as part of its current inquiry ‘Countries of Culture’.

Protection for Farmers

Last week at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questions, I raised the issue of Tesco being accused of delaying payments to farmers.

Prime Minister Backs Great British Asparagus

Earlier today, I showed my support for the farming industry in my constituency by raising the Vale of Evesham’s British Asparagus Festival at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Government Guidance on Middle Schools

Last week I led a debate in Parliament on middle schools and three-tier education, in which the Minister for Schools clarified that there were no plans to remove the three-tier education system.