Post Tagged with: "Parliament"

Making Kadcyla available on the NHS

On 26th January 2017, I attended a back bench business debate in Parliament about the provisional decision not to provide the breast cancer drug Kadcyla for use in the NHS. The debate called for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and pharmaceutical company Roche to re-assess the […]

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ERG: The PM’s anticipated speech on the EU

In advance of an anticipated speech by the Prime Minister on leaving the EU, European Research Group Chair Steve Baker MP and Deputy Chair Michael Tomlinson MP have issued the following statement on behalf of the ERG Officers: Following the Prime Minister’s speech to conference, we are confident the Government […]

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Written Question about First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) Hearings

My casework team and I experience the continual frustration of constituents awaiting a hearing at a First-Tier (Immigration and Asylum) Tribunal. We know waiting for a hearing date causes considerable extra distress in what is an already stressful situation. Of course, to be fair to everyone, MPs cannot expedite particular cases on demand. So, I submitted […]

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Homelessness Reduction Bill Second Reading

During the second reading of Bob Blackman’s Homelessness Reduction Bill in Parliament on the 28th October, I asked Mr. Blackman the following question: I’m here to support my Honourable friend in his excellent Bill today. I just observe that London boroughs seeking temporary accommodation is a factor which considerably disrupts […]

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Securing trade deals which reduce anti-competitive market distortions.

During Treasury Questions on Tuesday 25th October, I tortured the rules of the House to remain in order as I asked the Chief Secretary to the Treasury the following question: Steve Baker: Will the Right Honourable Gentleman agree with me that reducing the anti-competitive market distortions is both a fiscal way to promote […]

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Green Belt Development can only be proposed under the most exceptional circumstances

In Wycombe, we all care passionately about the development of our town and the maintenance of the local green belt. Many constituents have sent emails raising concerns about Wycombe District Council’s local plan and the future of our protected green spaces. On Monday 10th October, I raised the issue about the preservation of green-belt […]

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