In Parliament

Primary Education: Admissions | Department for Education | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to open the consultation on changes to the School Admissions Code to increase the rights of parents to choose when their child enters...

Channel 4 | Backbench Business | Westminster Hall debates

I congratulate the Minister on his new appointment. In his first week in the job, may I suggest that this is an opportunity to preserve the innovative legacy of Mrs Thatcher when she created...

Channel 4 | Backbench Business | Westminster Hall debates

I, too, am a fan of Channel 4, for all of the reasons that the hon. Gentleman and my hon. Friend the Member for North Swindon (Justin Tomlinson) have already mentioned, and because Channel 4...

Early Intervention | Oral Answers to Questions - Treasury | Commons debates

I add my congratulations to the Chief Secretary and commend to him last year’s “Building Great Britons” report by the all-party parliamentary group for the first 1,001 critical...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

From Streatham to Horsham, from Fareham to Bexhill, from Dulwich to Lewes, our constituents are angry, for all the reasons that have been laid out very passionately by the more than 20 Members...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

Well, the franchise has not been going for that many years and of course we had all the problems supposedly attributable to London Bridge at the beginning of the year, when the situation was bad...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

I am grateful to the right hon. and learned Lady for that short intervention. She echoes the words of so many of our other colleagues who could not be here, including my hon. Friend the Member...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

I completely agree. I am sure all of us in the Chamber have similar stories and have had similar emails and letters. Gatwick airport is the gateway to the United Kingdom. Some 40 million people...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

That is just another example of the extraordinary strength of the impact on our constituents. In summing up, I really think, with the greatest respect—and I understand that the situation is...

Govia Thameslink Rail Service - [Joan Ryan in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

My right hon. Friend is right. As somebody who has been even angrier than me in the face of GTR on occasions, he knows that there are solutions to this problem that have not been properly...