Speeches in Parliament

House of Commons - PMQs Religious Symbols - 15-03-2017

I asked the Prime Minister at PMQs about the European Court of Justice's ridiculous ruling that employers can ban their staff from wearing religious symbols and whether she agreed with me that freedom of expression must never be snuffed out by insidious political correctness. 

House of Commons - Child and Social Work Bill - 07-03-2017

Having had experience of children’s Bills over the past 15 years or so, I find it interesting that they have a propensity to be hijacked by things not present on Second Reading that then become the headline in the final stages.

House of Commons - PMQs: Southern - 14-12-2016

At PMQs on Wednesday (14-12-2016) I asked the Prime Minister about the politically motivated industrial action being taken by ASLEF which is causing untold misery for my constituents. 

Westminster Hall Debate - English Wine - 16-11-2016

We need to encourage investment in English wine. Setting up a winery in the UK is an expensive business, much more expensive than on the continent where they have a better climate for it.