Speeches in Parliament

Twitter - Hate Speech - Home Affairs Select Committee

During a session of Home Affairs Selection Committee, as part of our enquiry into hate crime, I questioned Twitter's Sinead McSweeney about the #KillaTory trend on Twitter and why it hadn't been taken down since it was clearly against their policy which sought to protect people from hate crime.

Legal Aid - Shoreham Airshow Crash - Justice Questions

Today in UK Parliament I asked the Justice Minister whether it can be right that the families of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash - largest loss of civilian life since 7/7 - may be the only people at the inquest without legal representation of the inquest not year, particularly when the

Donald Trump tweets!

In this morning’s debate about the extraordinary overnight Twitter from Donald Trump to Theresa May I suggested that if Twitter were serious about stopping online hate crime they could start by disabling the First Citizen of the United States, just as they would any other citizen.

Child Sexual Exploitation - Prime Minister Questions

As Home Secretary, the Prime Minister was one of the first to appreciate the alarming extent of child sexual exploitation. She responded to calls from many, including from me when I was Children's Minister, to set up the historic abuse inquiry.

House of Commons - Transport Questions

After an initial bout of confusion on the front bench, the Minister was able to answer my question on the Government's plans for improvements to the A27.

House of Commons - DWP Questions - WASPI

I asked the Minister about his odd comments on apprenticeships for 60 year old and encouraged him to meet the WASPI women as soon as possible to find how we can fund transitional measures and what they might look like.

Westminster Hall - WASPI Debate

As co-chair of the soon to be re-established All-Party Parliamentary Group for WASPI, I took part in today's packed Westminster Hall debate on #WASPI. The sheer number of MPs present is a sign of the growing strength of the campaign.