In Parliament – October

Most of my Parliamentary time in October was taken up by the Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee. You may view its web site to look at my contributions and find out more about the work of the committee here.

Question to Patrick McLoughlin MP – West Coast Mainline – 18th October


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In Parliament – September

4th September – Debate about Access and Facilities (House of Commons)

Nigel Mills MP: Thank you, Mrs Riordan, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend Dr Coffey and my right hon. Friend Sir Alan Haselhurst, who is the Chairman of the Administration Committee.

I have the…

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Welcome news on the economy

The ONS announced this morning that the economy grew in the last quarter by 1%. This not only marks the end of the recession, but is particularly welcome because these are the best growth figures since Quarter 3 2007, just before the worst of the financial crisis hit Britain.

We’ve seen…

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Derby Telegraph Column

As published in the Derby Telegraph, 19th October 2012.

Parliament returned this week after the break for the party conference season and the week started with a flurry of announcements. First of them was the deal for the referendum on Scottish independence. I have no problem with the Scottish people having…

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Derby Telegraph Column

As printed in the Derby Telegraph, 7th September 2012

The return of Parliament this week has been dominated by the Government reshuffle. This has seen promotions for 2 of my neighbouring MPs: Patrick McLoughlin has become Secretary of State for Transport and Anna Soubry has become a Health minister. My congratulations…

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Ripley Hospital Centenary

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I was delighted to attend the Ripley Hospital Centenary service, which took place last Friday, where I was joined by Cllr John Nelson, Mayor of Amber Valley, and Cllr Stuart Joynes, Borough Councillor for Ripley.

The service was to mark the 100-year anniversary of this vital community…

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