Will my right hon. Friend confirm, so that there can be no misunderstanding, that although this is a report to the Government, they are not necessarily bound by its recommendations?
Does my right hon. Friend accept that my constituents are fed up to the back teeth with points and signalling failures that, through the failings of Network Rail, have too often disrupted their services, and that it is the same with the electrification and upgrading of the track? They will warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s initiative to seek improvements, and to pin Network Rail...
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, particularly as he has just responded to the intervention by the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon), who is from Wales. Does he accept that in every financial year since 2010 the NHS in England has had a real-terms increase in funding, albeit a modest one, but that there has been a cut of 8% by the Labour Government in Wales and the...
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Conservative MP for Chelmsford
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented West Chelmsford
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- Parliamentary Questions
- Special Advisers
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Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Administration Committee (6 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2009)
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 2001 to 10 Dec 2005)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
- The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 39 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 963 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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