Speeches in Parliament

Questioning BT CEO

At a meeting of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee yesterday, I shared mine and my constituents’ frustrations about BT with its Chief Executive, Gavin Patterson.

National Living Wage

Yesterday in Parliament, I sought assurance from the Chancellor of the Exchequer that any unintended consequences of the implementation of the national living wage would be monitored.  

Quizzing Tracey Crouch MP on Tourism

Sport, Heritage and Tourism Minister, Tracey Crouch MP answers my questions about the importance of the tourism sector and the role of DMO such as Visit England and Visit Britain at a Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing.

Giving NHS Charities Freedom to Grow

I was in Parliament on Friday to back a Private Members’ Bill brought forward by my colleague Wendy Morton, the MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, at Third Reading.

Ending 'An Ever Closer Union'

I participated in a debate on the European Union in Parliament on Tuesday, following a statement about the European Council from the Prime Minister.

Making the Mobile Market Fairer

Yesterday evening I led an adjournment debate in Parliament on contracts in the Mobile Telecommunications Market.

Raising Investigatory Powers at PMQs

I used a Prime Minister’s Question in Parliament on Wednesday to raise the new Investigatory Powers Bill with the Prime Minister.  

Calls for Mobile Contract Debate

Earlier today I used Business Questions in the House to raise the issue of switching mobile phone contract providers with the Government.