Speeches in Parliament

Boosting councils' spending power

Concluding the debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement - which sets out local councils' spending powers for 2019/20.

Curbing rogue private parking operators

The Parking (Code of Practice) Bill, which cracks down on rogue private parking operators, reaches an important stage in its Parliamentary journey. As Minister responsible for its passage into law it is welcome to have support from all sides of the house for the Bill's Third Reading.

Local Government in Gloucestershire

A debate about the future shape of local government in Gloucestershire held in Westminster Hall. I respond as the Minister for Local Government.

Council Tax and Second Homes

I reply in an adjournment debate about Council Tax and Second Homes called by Derek Thomas (St Ives)