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.