Derby Telegraph Column

As published in the Derby Telegraph, 24th October 2014

We’ve had some great news on the economy over the past couple of weeks, with the JSA claimant count confirmed as 2.2% in Amber Valley in September, compared to 3% last year and 4.9% when I was elected – that’s a fall…

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HS2 in the East Midlands – update

HS2 Ltd and the Government have made further announcements today on the extension to HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds, passing through the East Midlands. With such a large-scale investment into the country’s rail infrastructure, it is right that we get a station here in heart of the East Midlands and…

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Heanor Hospital Campaign Success

You may recall that I submitted a petition to Parliament, which was signed by over 4,000 constituents, calling for health services in Heanor to be enhanced, not diminished. I have worked hard on this issue, and I know how important it is to local people that they keep a hospital…

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Getting the best deal on mobile phones

On Thursday 16th October, I asked the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport about competition in the mobile operators’ market. I know a number of constituents in the past have raised concerns about competition in the mobile operators’ market and trying to find the best deal, especially since…

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Funding for Ripley-Codnor Bypass

On Tuesday 14th October, I asked the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities responsible for regional and local growth, what discussions had been had with the D2N2 local enterprise partnership, which represents Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, to devolve powers and responsibilities from Whitehall.

This Government awarded the D2N2 over £174 million which…

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Our Vision for Britain

At the Conservative Party Conference this week, we set out our priorities and some of our policies if we win the next General Election. I believe these represent exactly what we need here in Amber Valley to continue the progress we’ve made over the last four and a half years in sorting…

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In Parliament – September

Below is an account of the contributions I made in Parliament during September.

Hallet Report – Tuesday 9th September 2014

Nigel Mills MP: I thank the Secretary of State for her statement. At its start she mentioned that she discussed this issue with the various authorities in Northern Ireland. At the Select Committee last…

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Northern Ireland On-The-Runs

As you may know I am a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers recently made a statement to the House of Commons following the publication of Lady Justice Hallet’s inquiry commissioned by the Prime Minister following the collapse of the…

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Pension Schemes Bill

On Tuesday 2nd September, I spoke in the debate during the Second Reading of the Pension Schemes Bill. This Bill is part of a series of measures the Government have undertaken to reshape and improve the UK pensions market to provide far more certainty and choice. Currently the market is…

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