Speeches in Parliament

Opposing a proposed ban on the use of lead shot ammunition

I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate to oppose a proposed ban on the use of lead shot ammunition.

The proposal, which would have had a major impact on the shooting industry and the wider economy of rural area, was defeated.

Progress on deficit reduction

I ask the Minister about the Charter for Fiscal Responsibility and the commitment to running a budget surplus.

Fairer funding for rural schools

I ask the Minister what progress has been made to ensure schools funding is distributed fairly and that rural schools get a better deal.