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23 MAR 2017

Westminster Attack

Thank you everyone for your messages of support since the terrible events yesterday. It is beyond comprehension that the voices of hate and evil can attack a place that is not only a forum for peaceful debate, but can injure or even kill innocent members of the public - even schoolchildren - all of ...

07 MAR 2017

Pressing for fair funding for West Oxfordshire Schools

  Today I had personal meeting with Schools Minister Nick Gibb to lobby for fair funding for West Oxfordshire's schools under proposed formula.

07 MAR 2017

Meeting with Jeremy Hunt over Deer Park Surgery

My campaign on the Deer Park Surgery continued with a meeting today with the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP. I made him very aware of the importance of this surgery to Witney.      

06 MAR 2017

Delighted to be elected as Chair of APPG for Small & Micro Businesses

Small business is the lifeblood of our economy and a driver of employment and campaigning for them has been a priority for me. I was therefore delighted to have been elected as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Small & Micro Businesses.  

02 MAR 2017

Question raised on agri-tech strategy

Following the statement from the Prime Minister about plans to invest £4.7 billion in innovation by 2021, I asked George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to explain how the food and farming communities of rural West Oxfordshire could look forward to benef...

01 MAR 2017

Bus Services Bill

During the debate on the Bus Services Bill, I raised the issue of the absence of rural bus services in West Oxfordshire, which causes many difficulties for people in hard-to-reach areas; I referred to the Our Bus Bartons bus company and the Villager Community Bus who have volunteers who step in...

09 FEB 2017

Debate on International Trade and New Zealand

I asked the Secretary of State for International Trade about the future of trade and investment between the UK and New Zealand. Having lived and worked in New Zealand, I asked the Minister to agree with me that we should be looking foward to a significant increase in trade between Britain and New Z...

09 FEB 2017

Urgent Question - Unaccompained Child Refugees

I spoke in the Urgent Question debate about unaccompained child refugees.  Of course the UK should take refugees, however local councils need to have the resources to look after the children, families and adults they take.  This does not just mean money, but other resources such as transla...

06 FEB 2017

Meeting with the Minister about Business Rates

Today I met with Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to discuss the impacts of changes to business rates on small businesses based in West Oxfordshire.  

01 FEB 2017

Debate on Inward Investment

I spoke in this debate and referred to the fact the main parties in Northern Ireland have endorsed the devolution of corporation tax powers to the Assembly, which would have a transformative effect on the economy of Northern Ireland; I asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Kris Hopkins M...

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