Speeches

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.

SPEECH ON RURAL CRIME

It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Copeland (Trudy Harrison) in this important debate. As a district councillor and long-time resident of Tendring, I know that rural crime is all too common in the Tendring District Council area.

SPEECH ON THE FUR TRADE

It is a great honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I congratulate the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner) on introducing this important debate.

SPEECH ON SALE OF PUPPIES

It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Austin. I congratulate the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk (Martyn Day) on bringing this important debate to us today.