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

Wednesday 7 January 2015
Westminster Hall debate on Health Care Provision (Newark)
I responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate on health care provision in Newark. [Read More]

Tuesday 6 January 2015
Responding to a Westminster Hall on Late Stage Hepatitis C
As the Minister responsible for this area of Government policy, I responded to a Westminster Hall debate on late stage Hepatitis C. [Read More]

Thursday 11 December 2014
Adjournment debate on NHS Services (Devon)
I responded, on behalf of the Government, to an Adjournment debate on NHS services in Devon. [Read More]

Wednesday 10 December 2014
Westminster Hall debate on Mental Health (Cambridgeshire)
During a Westminster Hall debate on the provision of mental health services in Cambridgeshire on behalf of the Government. [Read More]

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Oral Questions to Ministers from the Department of Health
During Oral Questions to Health Ministers, I responded on a range of issues including standardised packaging for tobacco products, the Government’s Winter Wellness programme, and efforts to counter child sexual exploitation. [Read More]