Speeches in Parliament

Friarage Hospital: fighting for emergency care services

I raise the crisis in recruitment of doctors for the A&E department at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, with Health Ministers.

Minister Philip Dunne agreed to meet me to discuss the hospital's challenges.

Helping small businesses get the investment funds they need to grow

During a debate on the Finance Bill which dealt with measures announced in the Budget, I spoke about the changes to legislation that will make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to get the investment funds they need to grow their businesses

Lord and Lady Brittan's ordeal at the hands of the Metropolitan Police

In  a Westminster Hall debate about the Henriques Report into Operation Midland I outlined the appalling treatment meted out to one of my predecessors, Lord Leon Brittan, and his wife, Lady Diana, by the Metropolitan Police's handling of an historic - and groundless - abuse allegation against Lor