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Part of my Parliamentary work is to question Ministers on matters of interest to my constituents. You can find the oral questions I have asked, and answers received, here.  I have copied my written questions and responses below.

If you would like to draw a matter to my attention that might be something that I could ask a question about, please send me an email


21 FEB 2017

Ministry of Defence

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure the continuation of secure personal correspondence between armed forces personnel deployed in remote locations and their families after the e-bluey system ends on 31 March 2017.  Tabled o...


09 FEB 2017

Department for International Trade

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the level of interest among small and medium-sized enterprises in the Great.gov.uk digital platform. Tabled on: 01 February 2017 Answer:Greg Hands MP: Great.gov.uk is designed to engage as many business...


09 FEB 2017

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of relations between India and the UK. Tabled on: 01 February 2017 Answer:Alok Sharma MP: The Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May) made ...


08 FEB 2017

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on progress in the campaign against Daesh. Tabled on: 01 February 2017 Answer:Tobias Ellwood MP: We are in frequent contact with our coalition partne...


07 FEB 2017

Ministry of Defence

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for ensuring close co-operation with EU countries on defence policy after the UK has left the EU. (62767) Tabled on: 01 February 2017 Answer:Mike Penning MP: The nature of our future relationship with the EU on foreign, securit...


30 JAN 2017

Ministry of Defence

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, When he plans for RAF Typhoons to deploy to Romania as part of NATO's southern air policing operations. (908458) Tabled on: 24 January 2017 Answer:Mike Penning MP: UK Typhoon from 3 Squadron, RAF Conningsby, will contribute to NATO's Southern Ai...


23 JAN 2017

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage innovation in the construction industry. (59349) Tabled on: 10 January 2017 Answer:Jesse Norman MP: The Government is working with the Construction Leadership Council and its ...


18 JAN 2017

Department for Communities and Local Government

Question:To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on 100 per cent business rate retention. (59371) Tabled on: 10 January 2017 Answer:Mr Marcus Jones MP: By the end of the Parliament, local government will retain ...


18 JAN 2017

Department for Communities and Local Government

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support high streets around the country. (59351) Tabled on: 10 January 2017 Answer:Andrew Percy MP: We are committed to ensuring that high streets throughout the country remain at...


12 JAN 2017

Department for Communities and Local Government

Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure pre-commencement conditions do not delay development. (59350) Tabled on: 10 January 2017 Answer:Gavin Barwell MP: Imposing unnecessary or otherwise unacceptable pre-commenc...



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