Speeches

SPEECH ON ENVIRONMENT BILL

It is a great honour to speak in this debate, and I echo the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford), who mentioned hedgehog superhighways.

SPEECH ON FURTHER EDUCATION FUNDING

Thank you for putting me on the list, Sir Roger. It is lovely to be in a Chamber in which, for once, everybody is largely agreeing with each other. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) on having introduced today’s debate, and the hon.

SPEECH ON THE BUDGET

It looks like our economy is once again defying the naysayers. UK growth has an inexorably upward direction, which is to be encouraged, and debt as a percentage of GDP is down, thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the British people.

SPEECH ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN EAST OF ENGLAND

It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous) for securing this important debate. It is a pleasure to stand here and discuss how we can promote economic growth across the east of England.

SPEECH ON IVORY BILL

I would like to put on record how pleased I am that this Bill is going through the House today, and very speedily—I am grateful for that.

SPEECH ON PET THEFT

It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Sharma.

SPEECH ON NATO

As many other Members have said, I regret that the Chancellor is absent today, because I would have liked him to hear some of this. Let me crack on.