Speeches in Parliament

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.

Treasury Questions: help for hard-working families

I raised the issue of what the Government was doing to help families with the cost of childcare.

Exchequer Secretary Damien Hinds said the Government was to extend free childcare for working families from 15 to 30 hours.