Faith School Selection

5th October 2016

The Prime Minister has made clear that the Government is dedicated to making Britain a true meritocracy and that education lies at the heart of that mission. The Government has recently published a consultation that asks for views on a range of proposals aimed at creating an education system that extends opportunity for everyone, not just the privileged few.

Light Pollution

4th October 2016

Having lived in a beautiful rural area like ours all my life, I agree that artificial light can obscure the natural beauty of the night sky, so I am pleased that the Government has committed to work with industry and other bodies to reduce the negative impacts of artificial light and protect dark areas.

Pharmacy Funding

29 September

Community pharmacy is an essential part of NHS primary care and has an important contribution to make as the NHS rises to its challenges. Having a clinically focused pharmacy service that is better integrated with primary care and public health reduces pressure on GPs and A&Es, ensures the better use of medicines and delivers more comprehensive hours.

Fair Fuel

28th September

As the MP for a large rural constituency I am well aware of just how vital cars are to people as a lifeline. Very often they are the key to someone having a job, and often they ensure that pensioners keep their independence. It is also worth remembering that in a rural constituency like this, there are many villages and hamlets with no access to mains gas.

Iraq Historial Allegations Team

28th September

I personally take the view that when we are asking huge questions of our Armed Forces, and putting massive pressure on them, it is vital that the MOD give them all possible support.

Nuclear Power and Hinkley Point C

27th September 2016

The UK needs a reliable and secure energy supply and the Government still believes that nuclear energy is an important part of the mix. The Nuclear Industrial Strategy published in 2013 in partnership with industry establishes a long term approach for the sector to stimulate economic growth and create jobs in this country.

Update on bees

16th August 2016: As a rural MP and Vice President of West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Bee Keeper`s Association, I do understand bees and other pollinators play a vital role in the security of our food supply and the quality of our natural environment.


9th August 2016: I am aware that Natural England has issued this licence, to prevent serious damage to young pheasants. I would note that the licence is time-limited, with stringent conditions, and is based on the law, policy, and best available evidence.

Excessive temperatures in the workplace

4th August 2016: I am proud of the fact the UK now has a world-beating health and safety regime, which provides protection for workers while also ensuring employers are not burdened by excessive regulations.