Sir Philip Green's Knighthood

20th October

The Work and Pensions Committee and Business, Innovation and Skills Committee recently published a joint report into the collapse of BHS. This case shows why the Government is determined to tackle corporate irresponsibility, and reform the economy so it works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

Supported Housing

11th October 2016

For many vulnerable people such as those with mental illnesses supported accommodation plays a vital role. I see from my constituency casework how vital this is and I can assure you that the Government is committed to building a secure long-term funding framework, and encouraging further development in the sector.

Attendance Allowance

10th October 2016

The Government is currently considering a range of ideas for the future of local government. I welcome the fact that more power and more responsibilities are being handed to local authorities. One area which is being looked at carefully is how we care for people in later life, including people who would currently be supported through Attendance Allowance. Proposals on giving local authorities more responsibility in this regard have been part of a wider consultation process for devolving more responsibilities to local government. This consultation will report back in due course.

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.