Parliamentary News

  • Business of the House | Commons debates

    Posted July 12, 2018


    It is not often that has been requested of me. Harry was 11 when he was killed by the tractor. As the accident took place on private land on a farm, the driver could only be charged under health…

  • Business of the House | Commons debates

    Posted July 12, 2018


    About a year ago, I held an Adjournment debate in this Chamber about young Harry Whitlam, who was killed by a drunk-driver of a tractor. This man was three and a half times over the limit and he…

  • Leaving the EU | Commons debates

    Posted July 9, 2018


    Thank you for that endorsement, Mr Speaker. My constituency contributes roughly half a billion pounds to the GDP of this nation, mainly through small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises….

  • Five-year Land Supply | Westminster Hall debates

    Posted July 4, 2018


    On that point, I share my hon. Friend’s view that when there is the demand to build such huge numbers of homes, there should be a stand-alone community. However, the phrase…

  • Five-year Land Supply | Westminster Hall debates

    Posted July 4, 2018


    On the point about councils’ incompetence, Leeds City Council has been heard to say that it simply cannot be bothered to reassess the numbers. It has now moved to a position of saying,…