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Please note: This site covers the period that I was a Member of Parliament from May 2010 to June 2017. 

Here you can see Richard’s most recent appearances in Parliament thanks to TheyWorkForYou. Please note that the titles are automatically generated and may refer to debates that had taken place earlier that day!

Topical Questions | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Commons debates

Will the Government consider introducing a small business equivalent of the personal allowance, exempting small businesses from all taxes other than VAT and assisting small businesses such as...
Date: January 21, 2020, 12:00 am

Economy and Jobs | Commons debates

In marked contrast to the hon. Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle), I will start perhaps a little quieter and say a few words about my predecessor as Member of Parliament for...
Date: January 20, 2020, 9:26 pm

Economy and Jobs | Commons debates

As we are in the habit of stealing clothes, as the right hon. Gentleman would present it, the Labour Party had its election manifesto and the costings—two documents that obviously have been...
Date: January 20, 2020, 4:21 pm

Business of the House | Commons debates

The Leader of the House, like other hon. Members, will be aware of the daily work pressures on members of our ambulance services, not least in the east of England, where there were three staff...
Date: January 9, 2020, 11:11 am

Higher Education and Research Bill | Commons debates

The hon. Gentleman is both right and wrong. It is a bit of a stretch to say that the student numbers distort the overall immigration numbers, because the net implication of student migration is...
Date: April 26, 2017, 4:45 pm

Higher Education and Research Bill | Commons debates

Date: April 26, 2017, 4:45 pm

Higher Education and Research Bill | Commons debates

It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Glasgow North West (Carol Monaghan). She made a number of points of principle with which I have a great deal of sympathy, especially about the...
Date: April 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

Higher Education and Research Bill | Commons debates

Can the Minister explain the logic of including in a statistic which the Government wish to limit a statistic that they have no desire to limit?
Date: April 26, 2017, 3:45 pm

Nuclear Disarmament | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 66495, what steps he plans to take to communicate with the participants at...
Date: April 20, 2017, 12:00 am

Children: Maintenance | Department for Work and Pensions | Written Answers

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of fees in the Child Maintenance Service on collection rates of child maintenance.
Date: March 28, 2017, 12:00 am

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