Speeches in Parliament

8th July: The Chancellors Announcements

Great to be in the House of Commons chamber this afternoon to listen to the Chancellor deliver his plan for jobs. This will be worth as much as £30 billion, which is on top of the £160 billion plan already in place to protect businesses and jobs during the pandemic.

1st July: Hong Kong and United Kingdom's immigration policy

I am pleased the Prime Minister has offered a pathway to British citizenship for Hong Kong residents who hold British National (Overseas) (BNO) passports and their dependents following China’s crackdown in the former colony.

30th June: The Lammy Review

The Lammy Review talks about building trust between the police and young people. I asked Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice What consideration has my hon.

15th June 2020: Using democratic channels to enact change

I asked the Home Secretary whether she shares my view that our country should not turn to criminal damage and mob rule to enact change, or erase our past, but do so through well-tested and effective democratic channels. I was pleased to hear she agreed 

3rd June: Southampton Airport and government support

I thank my hon. Friend for her comments, particularly on BA, which is affecting a lot of employees in my constituency as well. Southampton airport is an important contributor to the economic prosperity of the wider region.

12th May 2020: Support for local businesses and grant funding

Today I thanked the treasury and the Chancellor Rishi Sunak for their comprehensive set of measures to support businesses and employees across the country during the coronavirus crisis, and asked him for further guidance on discretionary grant funding.