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
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Urgent Question on Tax Credits and Concentrix
Following an Urgent Question on Tax Credits and Concentrix, I responded on behalf of the Government. [Read More]
Monday 5 September 2016
As the Treasury Minister responsible, I brought the Finance Bill before the House for its Third Reading. [Read More]
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Opposition day debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility
I responded on behalf of the Government to a debate initiated by the Opposition on the Charter for Budget Responsibility. [Read More]
Tuesday 19 July 2016
Oral Questions to Ministers from HM Treasury
During Oral Questions to Treasury Ministers, I answered questions on a range of issues including Business Rates and global tax evasion [Read More]
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]