Speeches in Parliament

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

The importance of integration

Welcoming the Casey Report into opportunity and integration among our minority communities, I stressed how important it is that Britain's new communities integrate properly and have an obligation to embrace a common British identity.