Speeches in Parliament

Tiger farming in Laos still flourishing, I tell the House

In Foreign Office Questions I draw the Foreign Secretary's attention to the plight of tigers in Laos. A year after the Laos Government said it would ban the practice of tiger farming the trade is still flourishing.

Fighting for transport for the North

I argue for more infrastructure spending in the North of England to improve transport networks and unlock the region's economic potential

Safeguarding mental health patients

I speak in support of Steve Reed's Private Member's Bill - The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill - which introduces safeguards for people being treated in mental health units and specifically about the use of force in them.