Speeches in Parliament

Debating the Queen's Speech

Over the past week, Parliament has been debating the Queen’s Speech, the Government’s programme of legislation for the coming parliamentary session.

Questioning the Secretary of State for Health on learning disability deaths

This week, I asked the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to put on record the findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into how NHS hospitals investigate the deaths of people in their care, with specific attention to the very poor record of investigating the deaths of tho

Beachley Barracks Announcement

Yesterday, the Defence Secretary announced a range of measures to consolidate our Defence Estate, to bring it in line with the requirements of our armed forces in the 21st century. As part of these changes, it was announced that one of the sites that will be closed is Beachley Barracks.

Parliament must support triggering Article 50

In yesterday’s statement by the Rt Hon David Davis MP, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, I spoke about the need to ensure that the clear will of the British people – as expressed in the EU referendum - is implemented, and that we leave the European Union.