Speeches in Parliament

Trade Bill

Free and fair trade is key to the global and UK economies and indeed to our prosperity as a country after Brexit.

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill

The Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill, introduced by Esther McVey and taken up by Maria Caulfield, seeks to 'make provision about interference with wireless telegraphy in prisons and similar institutions'.

Finance Bill debate

I am pleased to speak in support of this Finance Bill on a day when the general election has been announced, giving the British people a real choice to determine the future of our country—a choice between an overspending, overtaxing, profligate Labour Government propped up by SNP subversives and

Family Justice Bill

In March 2017 I introduced a Bill calling for reform of the family justice system. My speech is below:


Budget Resolutions

I am pleased to respond to the Budget. I welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to consolidating the UK economy and investing in the next generation through education, skills and innovation.

Fathers in the Family

My speech on fathers in the family, delivered in the House of Commons. 

Thank you, Mrs Main, for your chairmanship of this debate. I thank the hon. Member for Airdrie and Shotts (Neil Gray) for calling the debate, in which I am pleased to take part.