Parliament


In October 2013, I was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health at the Department of Health. As a Minister, I was only able to speak in the chamber of the House of Commons, or the second chamber, Westminster Hall, on issues in my ministerial portfolio. However, I continued to raise hundreds of issues, both local and national, on behalf of my constituents in Parliament with other Ministers through letters and meetings. Although during the dissolution I am no longer an MP, I remain as the Public Health Minister until a new Government is formed.

As a Minister, I spoke in Parliament on a regular basis. I answered both Written and Oral Questions; I led and responded to debates on issues in my portfolio, as well as during Statements and Urgent Questions. This page gives you a summary of where I have spoken in Parliament over the last five year. You can find a complete list of my contributions in the last Parliamentary session here.


Latest Parliamentary Session

Tuesday 12 April 2016
Westminster Hall debate on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Following a debate in Westminster Hall on care for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, I responded as the Public Health Minister. [Read More]

Tuesday 12 April 2016
Debate on Contaminated Blood
I responded on behalf of the Government following a debate on the contaminated blood tragedy. [Read More]

Thursday 24 March 2016
Westminster Hall debate on the NHS in London
After a lengthy opening speech, I responded for the Government to a debate in Westminster Hall on NHS services in London. [Read More]

Tuesday 22 March 2016
Oral Questions to Ministers from the Department of Health
During Oral Questions to Health Ministers, I answered questions on a range of issues including cancer survival rates, Hepatitis C, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. [Read More]

Tuesday 8 March 2016
Westminster Hall debate on Bowel Cancer Screening Age
Following a debate in Westminster Hall about screening ages for bowel cancer, I responded as this issue is in my portfolio. [Read More]