Working for the future of Bedford & Kempston

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

BEIS Committee

Trade Speech 2016
During January, Richard made contributions in the House of Commons on counter-terrorism and the UK’s support for the Nigerian Army in seeking to defeat Boko Haram terrorists and a comprehensive speech on the UK’s policy on trade, export and innovation. Richard has also tabled questions on a broad range of subjects including NHS Continuing Healthcare, compensation for Equitable Life policy holders, delays by the Home Office in processing visas and government policy on access to taxis for wheelchair users.

As a member of the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, Richard has taken evidence from key witnesses on the digital economy, the productivity plan and access to Higher Education. The Committee has also published its first report on the UK Steel Industry. The work of the BIS Committee can be followed here.

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