Parliament


In July 2016, I was appointed Financial Secretary to the Treasury. As a Minister, I am 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 continue to raise hundreds of issues, both local and national, on behalf of my constituents in Parliament with other Ministers through letters and meetings.

As a Minister, I speak in Parliament on a regular basis. I answer both Written and Oral Questions; I lead and respond to debates on issues in my portfolio, as well as during Statements and Urgent Questions.

This page gives details of when I have spoken in Parliament and links to the debates and question times in the official record, Hansard.


Latest Parliamentary Session

Tuesday 5 July 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 antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics, and contaminated blood. [Read More]

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Westminster Hall debate on Alcohol Consumption Guidelines
Following a Westminster Hall debate on Alcohol Consumption Guidelines, I responded as the Public Health Minister. [Read More]

Tuesday 7 June 2016
Responding to an Urgent Question on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
As the Public Health Minister, I responded on behalf of the Government to an Urgent Question on PrEP. [Read More]

Tuesday 7 June 2016
Westminster Hall Debate on HPV Vaccinations for MSM
After a debate on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations for MSM, I responded as the Public Health Minister. [Read More]

Tuesday 7 June 2016
Westminster Hall Debate on Diabetes-related Complications
Following a Westminster Hall debate on Diabetes-related complications, I responded on behalf of the Government. [Read More]