28 MAR 2017

Regenerating our towns question

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

Does my right hon. Friend think that the transformation of shops and offices into homes can regenerate town centres?

John Redwood

Yes, it can, with the right mixture. Some offices may need to be transformed into homes and a broader retail offer, with a higher proportion of coffee shops, restaurants and so on, may need to be made. If more people are living in flats or smaller properties that they can afford in the town centre, they may well then make more use of the town in the evening, and the range of services and the life of the town is thus extended beyond the traditional shopping hours during the day. I am sure the Minister understands all that. I hope he will see how he can develop other ways to ensure that our planning system for commercial property is sufficiently flexible to allow residential use where that is the best answer and to ensure flexible use patterns in the commercial property that we have, as massive change will be needed.

The planning system of course has to be there to protect the things that the community legitimately wants to protect, so we do not want non-conforming uses in certain areas and we certainly do not want bad or noisy neighbours, who may be regulated by planning or by other general laws on nuisance. Within that, we need maximum flexibility so that commercial owners and managers can adapt or change the use of their premises, or swap them for a more appropriate property for their use. If the planning system can facilitate that, it will greatly improve our flexibility as an economy, meaning that we can modernise more rapidly and move on to a more productive world, which is the main feature of the Chancellor's policies for our economy.


28 MAR 2017

Iran's supporting of terror question

John Howell (Henley) (Con) 

What recent reports he has received on the expansion of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Tobias Ellwood)

We are aware of reports that Hezbollah continues to amass an arsenal of weapons, which is in direct contravention of UN Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701. In addition to Hezbollah's interference in Syria, there is also a risk of the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah returning. If what happened in 2006 were repeated, it would not just devastate Lebanon but be hugely destabilising for the region.

John Howell

I thank the Minister for his response. Earlier this month, Iran's Defence Minister said that Hezbollah is now capable of producing rockets that can hit any part of Israel, and reports have emerged that Iran has established rocket factories under the control of Hezbollah. What steps is he taking to stop Iran's unconstrained financing of terror?

 

The involvement of Iran through proxy influences across the region is of huge concern, not least in Lebanon, and we are looking at these reports very carefully indeed. I should also say that Hezbollah, which has a political involvement as part of the Government in Lebanon, needs to move forward and be more constructive. It is thanks to disruption by Hezbollah and its blocking decisions in the Lebanese Government that the country was without a president for two years.


28 MAR 2017

My comments on why a National Bus strategy unhelpful

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

My right hon. Friend makes an interesting distinction between buses and trains. Surely the point is that there are policy initiatives the Government could take, for example on access for disabled people, but that does not mean that a national strategy will take away from the requirements of a local strategy, which is what the buses are based on.

Mrs Miller

I am not arguing against having local strategies, but a number of issues to do with the provision of services have a national resonance. The Government have identified this problem in the provisions on information that is available to bus passengers when they are on buses. That is nationally applicable. I am simply asking the Minister whether he will confirm what further thoughts he has given to ensuring that what is good enough for train operators is good enough for bus operators in respect of disability access.

 


27 MAR 2017

Question to DWP on mental health and employers

John Howell (Henley) (Con) 

Ensuring that people with mental health conditions are able to start businesses and also remain in business is very important. What is the Minister doing to encourage employers to make that a possibility? [909495]

Damian Green

My hon. Friend is right. We are taking action through Access to Work and Disability Confident, which I mentioned in response to my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen Whately), but this needs to be part of a much wider programme of education specifically for employers. We have set up a Disability Confident business leaders group because I suspect that employers will listen more to other business people than they necessarily will to politicians.


23 MAR 2017

Thames Water prosecution

The prosecution of Thames Water for pollution offences and its fine of £20.3 million was right and proper but there should be no triumphalism in the outcome.

The pollution that occurred between 2012 and 2014 was disastrous for the environment and distressing for the public. It is clear that there was a series of failures by management which lead to repeated discharges of untreated or poorly treated raw sewage into rivers. Of particular interest was that these failures occurred at sewage works in Henley and Littlemore (amongst other places) on the edge of the constituency.

The reports on the incidents make depressing reading. However, what is important moving forward is that Thames Water has addressed the problems and made significant changes to management to try to prevent this ever happening again. I am grateful too that I was able to persuade Thame Water to address a serious sewage problem in the village of Sydenham with significant investment. In order to be able to see the changes that have been made in management by Thames Water and in the operation of their sewage works I have asked to visit Thames Water sites.

I am pleased that Thames Water has acknowledged the failures and in a briefing to me have set out the many changes that have been made. The treatment of sewage is a complex business. I am also pleased to learn that the company has made substantial investment for projects to help rivers, wildlife and the local environment.

Thames Water will be holding open days later this year at sites where incidents took place so that local people and other stakeholders can see what has been done. I encourage people to attend.

One concern from constituents has been over who pays in the end. Thames Water has made a statement that the fine will not increase customers' bills but will be paid by shareholders.


23 MAR 2017

The European Arrest Warrant and Justice and Brexit

I am a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Justice. The committee has recently published a report, after extensive investigation, on Brexit and the justice system. This is a key area for Government given the international nature of crime and the co-operation which exists across Europe to combat illegal and terrorist activities and is a good example of how Parliament is holding the Government to account over Brexit.

The report welcomes the Government's continuation of its co-operation with the EU in the area of criminal justice. This is an area where we are all inter-dependent. On the question of civil justice the report urges the Government to protect the UK as a top-class commercial centre.

The report points to the £25.7 billion annual economic contribution that law makes to the economy and calls on the Government to promote openness and the current legal rights of practice across Europe.

However, on one issue – the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) – I call for Brexit to provide the opportunity of reform.

What I said was this:

"I welcome this report. It shows how important the law is to our economy. Co-operation across Europe is important. However, Brexit provides an opportunity to improve individual powers such as the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The EAW could do with reform by having requests for extradition placed before a UK judge before being granted, with the power to examine all the details of the case. This would stop the current abuse of the EAW by a number of countries including Romania and Poland."

The role of Romania in abusing the EAW has been highlighted by the case of Alexander Adamescu. He is a London resident and a German citizen whose father was arrested and died in a Romanian prison. An EAW has been issued against him by Romania to prevent him telling his story. British police and courts are duty bound to place as much trust in the Romanian state as they do in Germany or Denmark.

Further details of the case can be found at http://www.friendsofalexanderadamescu.org/


22 MAR 2017

My speech on Iran

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

I will not cover the points made by others about Iran's being a sponsor of state terrorism, although I may refer to that in a moment. I will pick up on a point that was made in passing by my right hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs Villiers) about the Financial Action Task Force. In June 2016, the plenary and working group of the Financial Action Task Force—I shall call it FATF to try to speed things up—announced it would keep Iran on its blacklist, citing concerns over the risk of financing terrorism that Iran showed.

FATF is an intergovernmental organisation that sets global standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It warned of the threat that Iran posed to the international financial system and advised the business community to conduct special due diligence exercises when considering business relationships and transactions with Iran. That is something we should all bear in mind. FATF has now suspended mandatory counter-measures on Iran for a year, based on the promises that Tehran would take steps to address deficiencies and implement the action plan that it had set up with the organisation.

The big point is that Iran has declined to abandon its continued support for Hezbollah, Hamas and other terror organisations. Iran has claimed it is making progress, as I mentioned in an intervention, by passing a counter-terrorism law last year that, it claims, will enable it to comply with FATF standards and will "send a message of goodwill" to financial bodies worldwide over doing business with its banks. However, the terror organisations, Hamas and Hezbollah, are simply not subject to that law. Iran's central bank deputy for anti-money laundering affairs recently said that "liberation organizations"— which is what he calls Hezbollah and Hamas— "are not subject to this law and the Supreme National Security Council decides who is a terrorist." Iran has given a familiar gesture to world organisations as to what it can do with FATF's statements, and we should resist that.

Let me comment a bit on terrorism and Hezbollah, because I think that is one of the most dangerous examples of Iranian influence. Hon. Members do not have to believe me on that; a top Iranian general told a Kuwaiti newspaper that Iran has established rocket factories in Lebanon that are under the full control of Hezbollah. That indicates, in microcosm, the importance of the debate, which I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hendon (Dr Offord) on securing, and the importance of the subject we are discussing.


22 MAR 2017

Comments in yesterday's DL committee on Power of Attorney

Question about the ability of people who have been overcharged with fees for Power of Attorney to get their money back.

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

How many people does the Minister estimate are likely to be affected?

Dr Lee

I do not have the number to hand. As I said, 2.5 million LPAs have been granted. The number will be less than that, but I am happy to get back to my hon. Friend with the exact figure.


21 MAR 2017

Question to Secretary of State for Health

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  

Schools are often the first point of contact for young people with mental health problems. Does the Secretary of State share my view that we must ensure that school-age children have access to mental health services wherever they are?

Mr Hunt

My hon. Friend speaks very wisely on this matter. In the end, schools are a vital place in which to spot mental health conditions early. We know that around half of mental health conditions become established before the age of 14, and this will be a big part of the Green Paper that we publish later this year.


21 MAR 2017

Meeting with Education Secretary

I had a meeting yesterday with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP. We discussed the situation with regard to funding in schools in Oxfordshire. I pointed out that it was not acceptable that schools in Oxfordshire had received only a small increase across the board that did not keep up with costs and that so many were net losers, particularly when compared with other areas. The consultaion has not yet closed and I shall be discussing this further with the Education Minister, Nick Gibb MP. In the meantime, I urge all teachers, governors and parents to complete the consultation at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/schools-national-funding-formula-stage-2


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Broadcast on terror attack

Broadcast Radio 4 22 March 2017

Broadcast on terror attack

Meeting constituent 17 March 2017

Met

Meeting Green Belt campaigners 17 March 2017

Met and supported

BBC Radio Oxford 17 March 2017

Broadcast on EU nationals

Henley street surgery 11 March 2017

Attended

Visit to constituents in Elsfield 10 March 2017

Attended

Visit to Police 10 March 20017

Attended

World's Biggest Pub Quiz, Sydenham 5 March 2017

Quiz master

Trade Envoy visit to Nigeria 27 February - 1 March 2017

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Dinner Oratory Prep school 25 February 2017

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Meeting with farmers 24 February 2017

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Opened Wheatley Post Office 24 February 2017

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Meeting of the CCG 24 February 2017

Attended

Benson Patients Panel 23 February 2017

Attended

Brexit discussion meeting Henley 17 Febryary 2017

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Surgery Dorchester on Thames 17 February 2017

Meeting David Hill and John Cotton 15 February 2017

Met

Brexit discussion meeting Thame 13 February 2017

Attended

Meeting John Taylor 13 February 2017

Met

Meeting Leader District Council 10 February 2017

Met

Meeting police Henley 10 February 2017

Met

Meeting Hart Surgery Henley 10 February 2017

Met

BBC Radio Oxford 9 February 2017

Broadcast on schools funding

South Today TV 8 February 2017

Broadcast on schools funding

Together for Short Lives 7 February 2017

Attended reception

Brexit Seminar 4 February 2017

Chaired session

Culham Fusion Centre 3 February 2017

Met

BBC Radio Oxford 3 February 2017

Broadcast on free military pensions

BBC Radio Oxford 2 February 2017

Broadcast on EU Bill

Watlington hoard 29 January 2017

Visited

Thame Kebab Van 28 January 2017

Supported

Council of Europe 22 January - 27 January 2017

Attended

Stonor Broadband 21 January 2017

Attended

Woodcote surgery 21 January 2017

Neighbourhood Planning Seminar 20 January 2017

Chaired

CPRE 20 January 2017

Met

Reed Smith Legal Fellowship 19 January 2017

Attended

That's Oxfordshire 13 January 2017

TV broadcast on mental health

Catapult, Harwell 13 January 2017

Visit

Oxfordshire County Council 7 January 2017

Meeting

Benson Housing Exhibition 6 January 2017

Visited

CABI 6 January 2017

Visit

South Oxfordshire Archaeological Society 19 December 2016

Met in House of Commons

Surgery Henley 17 December 2016

Attended

Shiplake Open Parish Meeting 16 December 2016

Attended and spoke

Thame Neighbourhood Plan meeting 16 December 2016

Attended

Henley Standard Christmas Party 15 December 2016

Attended

Goring Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition 10 December 2016

Attended

Surgery Chinnor 9 December 2016

Small Business Saturday Thame 3 Decemebr 2016

Attended and gave out prizes

NHS in Oxfordshire 2 December 2016

Attended

Kingston Blount Christmas Fayre 1 December 2016

Attended and sponsored

Henley Young Musicians Festival 27 November 2016

Attended

Leonard Cheshire Christmas Fair 26 November 2016

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Henley Street Surgery 26 November 2016

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GB Rowing dinner 25 November 2016

Attended

ITV Meridien 23 November 2016

Broadcast on Autumn Statement

Henley Christmas Fair 20 November 2016

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Constituent in Chalgrove 18 November 2016

Met

Cleve Lodge Care Home Goring 18 November 2016

Visited

Gavin Barwell MP 16 November 2016

Meeting

Parliament Week 16 November 2016

Met

Gudie Dogs 16 November 2016

Meeting

Meningitis Now 16 November 2016

Meeting

Meeting on A34 15 November 2016

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Opening of Chiltern Court Care Centre 15 November 2016

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Remembrance Service Henley 12 November 2016

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Surgery Watlington 11 November 2016

Watlington Primary School Remembrance 11 November 2016

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Horspath Hub 11 November 2016

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Icknield College Remembrance 11 November 2016

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Meeting Dorchester Parish Council 10 November 2016

Met

Family Druig & Alcohol Court 7 November 2016

Sat during session

Chalgrove meeting on planning 4 November 2016

Attended

Lord William's School meeting 4 November 2016

Attended

Thame judges of GBHS 4 November 2016

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Meeting with constituent, Nettlebed 4 November 2016

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Opening of new apprentice unit Culham 3 November 2016

Attended and opened

Rainbow Nursery Watliington 28 October 2016

Attended meeting

Age UK meeting 28 October 2016

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Woodcote Parish Council 28 October 2016

Attended

The Last Word ITV 27 October 2016

Broadcast

BBC South Today TV 26 October 2016

Broadcast on Heathrow

Radio Oxford 26 October 2016

Broadcast on Heathrow

Trafalgar Day Seas Cadets 23 October 2016

Attended

Chinnor RFC lunch 22 October 2016

Attended and spoke

Surgery Watlington 22 October 2016

Henley Music School 16 October 2016

Attended

Opened new gallery at Stuart Barr 8 October 2016

Opened

Visit to Aberdeen oil companies 5 October-6 October 2016

Attended

Conservative Party conference 2 October - 5 October 2016

Attended

Inauguration of the Bishop of Oxford 30 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Whitchurch 27 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Goring 27 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Sonning Common 26 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Berinsfield 26 September 2016

Attended

Chinnor Stroke Club 26 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Chinnor 26 September 2016

Attended

Opened lifts at Goring Station 26 September 2016

Opened

Opened Thame Food Festival 24 September 2016

Opened

Meeting Chalgrove 23 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Watlington 23 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Little Milton 23 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Weston on the Green 22 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Bletchingdon 22 September 2016

Attended

Meeting Islip 22 September 2016

Attended

Council of Europe visit to Kiev 18 September-20 September 2016

Attended

Surgery Woodcote 17 September 2016

Henley Heroes reception 17 September 2016

Attended

Visit to retailer, Goring 16 September 2016

Attended

Visit to Fairmile vineyard 16 September 2016

Attended

Meeting with CCG 16 September 2016

Attended

Holocaust Memorial Reception 14 September 2016

Attended

Farmers - Buy British meeting 14 September 2016

Visited exhibition

Meeting with EE re Nettlebed 13 September 2016

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford 13 September 2016

Broadcast on David Cameron

The Henley Show 10 September 2016

Attended and judged heavy horses

Support for breastcancer charity 7 September 2016

Attended

Supporting the British Red Cross 6 September 2016

Supported

UKAEA Apprenticeships 5 September

Tour round parliament

BBC Radio Oxford 5 September 2016

Broadcast on Brexit

Playground, Noke 3 September 2016

Opened

Regatta for the Disabled 3 September 2016

Opened

Broadband celebration Cuxham 2 September 2016

Attended and spoke

Oxfordshire (Henley) Army Cadets 31 August 2016

Attended

Meeting with HCA 31 August 2016

Attended

Meeting Benson Neighbourhood Plan team 30 August 2016

Attended

Meeting re Horton hospital 22 August 2016

Attended

Meeting with M40 protesters 17 August 2016

Attended

Meeting chairman Chalgrove PC 17 August 2016

Attended

Thame Community Market 16 August 2016

Attended

BBC Berkshire 15 August 2016

Interview with Ann Diamond on Nigeria

BBC Radio Oxford 8 August 2016

Broadcast on trade envoy role

Nettlebed Art and Craft Show 6 August 2016

Attended

Thame Local Plan meeting 4 August 2016

Attended

Meeting re Henley planning 4 August 2016

Attended

Network Rail 4 August 2016

Meeting

Trade Envoy to Nigeria 26-39 July 2016

In Nigeria

John Masefield House 23 July 2016

Participated in fete

NATS meeting 22 July 2016

Attended

Oxfordshire CCG and Oxford Health 15 July 2016

Update

BBC Radio Oxford 14 July 2016

Broadcast on Theresa May

BBC Berkshire 11 July 2016

Broadcast on Conservative leadership

Nigeria Roundtable 9 July 2016

Spoke

Royal International Air Tattoo 8 July 2016

Attended

Re-opened the Birdcage Thame 8 July 2016

Re-opened

Served behind bar at the Birdcage, Thame 8 July 2016

Served

Presented cheque to Oxfordshire Youth at the Birdcage  8 July 2016

Presented cheque

Magistrates Meeting 8 July 2016

Attended

Whitchurch School Take My Freind to School 8 July 2016

Attended

BBC Radio Berkshire 6 July 2016

Broadcast on Townlands

Cancer Research UK 5 July 2016

Discussed sitution in the Henley constituency

Henley Regatta 3 July 2016

Attended as chairman's guest

European school graduation 2 July 2016

Attended

Meeting Harpsden Parish Councillors 1 July 2016

Attended

Culham Science Park 1 July 2016

Attended

ITV Meriden 27 June 2016

Filmed an interview on next Conservative leader

Kirtlington fete & Neighbourhood Plan stall 25 June 2016

Attended

Nettlebed fete 25 June 2016

Attended

Watlington church fete 25 June 2016

Attended

Kidmore End School fete 25 June 2016

Attended

Council of Europe 19 June - 24 June 2016

Attended

Mencap, Henley 18 June 2016

Participated in sing along (photo courtesy Henley Herald)

Little Milton fete 18 June 2016

Opened the fete

On duty with the police 17 June 2016

Attended until midnight

Cranford House School 17 June 2016

Spoke about the EU

Rupert House Henley 17 June 2016

Spoke about the EU

Visit to Diabetes Lab in Oxford 16 June 2016

Attended

Vote In meeting with PM in Henley 14 June 2016

Attended and spoke

BBC Radio Oxford 13 June 2016

Broadcast on 3rd bridge meeting

BBC Berkshire 13 June 2016

Broadcast on 3rd bridge meeting

Watlington Civic Service 12 June 2016

Attended and read

Henley Civic Service 12 June 2016

Attended

90th birthday service at the cathedral in Oxford 11 June 2016

Attended

BBC TV 10 June 2016

Filmed playing cricket in Thame and interviewed

BBC Radio Oxford 10 June 2016

Broadcast on cricket in Thame

MP Sports Cricket Academy 90 Not Out 10 June 2016

Played cricket

3rd bridge meeting 10 June 2016

Attended and co-chaired

Re-opening of village store, Binfield Heath 10 June 2016

Participated

Aircraft noise meeting 7 June 2016

Attended

Sydenham Fayre 4 June 2016

Attended

Sonning Common In Campaign 4 June 2016

Participated

Apprentices UK Atomic Energy Authority 3 June 2016

Visited

Council of Europe, Culture Committee Paris 31 May - 1 June 2016

Attended

Visit to Whitchurch Hill fete 28 May 2016

Attended

Visit to Greenshoots 28 May 2016

Attended

Visit to Henley in Bloom and Allotment Association 28 May 2016

Attended

Visit to Chelsea Fringe Henley 28 May 2016

Attended

Away day with TVP Firearms team 27 May 2016

Participated

APPG on ADR 25 May 2016

Chaired.

APPG on Police 23 May 2016

Elected Vice-chair. Session on psychoactive drugs

Westminster Legal Policy Forum 23 May 2016

Chaired

Push the Boat Out, Dorchester Lakes 22 May 2016

Attended

Williams Tenders apprentices event 21 May 2016

Attended and gave certificates

Thame In Campaign 21 May 2016

Attended

Arts Week Wheatley 20 May 2016

Attended

Arts Week Horpath Hub 20 May 2016

Attended

Meeting Superintendent Freeman 20 May 2016

Attended

ADS Apprenticeship with James Stone 18 May 2016

Attended

ZDF 18 May 2016

Broadcast on Queen's Speech

ITV 18 May 2016

Broadcast on EU Referendum

Oxfordshire Cadets Open day 14 May 2016

Attended

Pyrton village fete 14 May 2016

Opened

Goring Neighbourhood Plan exhibition 14 May 2016

Attended

In Campaign meeting with David Cameron 14 May 2016

Attended

Wine tasting Sonning Common 13 May 2016

Attended

Surgery Henley 13 May 2016

Meeting Thame Town Council 13 May 2016

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford 10 May 2016

Broadcast on Network Rail in AONB around Goring

RAF Halton Freedom Parade Thame 8 May 2016

Attended

Benson Neighbourhood Plan 7 May 2016

Attended meeting

Wallingford bridge Club at Roke

Attended, spoke, gave prizes

Thame Cricket Club 6 May 2016

Visited

Jack Peers Outdoor Centre, Great Milton 6 May 2016

Visited

Network Rail meeting, Goring 5 May 2016

Attended

In Court of Appeal with Sir Brian Leveson 5 May 2016

Attended as part of IPT Fellowship

Chalgrove church restored 1 May 2016

Visited

Chalgrove May fair 1 May 2016

Attended

Clifton Hampden-Culham Quarry 29 April 2016

Supported the campaign

Lucy Electric Thame 29 April 2016

Visited

Cardno Thame 29 April 2016

Visited

Shiplake Annual Parish Meeting 28 April 2016

Attended and spoke

Thame Food Festival and Blue Tin, Ipsden 27 April 2016

Attended CLA awards

LEO 27 April 2016

Hosted lunch

National Golf Month 27 April 2016

Attended

Initiated debate in House of Commons 27 April 2016

Spoke in support of ambulatory care

Opening of Camelid Vets, Goring Heath 23 April 2016

Attended and conducted opening

Parliamentary delegate to the Council of Europe 18-22 April 2016

Thame Skate Park 17 April 2016

Attended

Wheatley Conservatives 15 April 2016

Attended

Horspath Hub Renovation Celebration 9 April 2016

Attended

Surgery Woodcote 9 Apirl 2016

Visit to Newnham Farm 7 April 2016

Attended

Visit to Townlands 4 April 2016

Attended

Meeting re Nigeria 1 April 2016

Attended

Williams Powerboats 1 April 2016

Attended meeting

Meeting with Leader SODC 1 April 2016

Attended

Meeting Sonning Eye 1 April 2016

Attended about water flows

That's TV 31 March 2016

Broadcast on air quality in Henley

BBC Radio Oxford 29 March 2016

Broadcast on Air Quality in south Oxfordshire

BBC Radio Oxford 22 March 2016

Broadcast on Henley GP surgeries and the Conservative Party

SOCA AGM 19 March 2016

Attended and spoke

Lucy Electrics Thame 18 March 2016

Visited apprentices

Meeting with OCCG, Oxford Health and Radcliffe CEO 18 March 2016

Attended

Meeting with The Lighthouse, Newington 18 March 2016

Attended

Meeting Henley College 18 March 2016

Attended

Surgery Thame Library 18 March 2016

Speaking for NE Hampshire Conservatives 18 March 2016

Spoke

Radio Oxford 17 March 2016

Broadcast on the budget

Council of Europe Committee meeting Paris 13 March 2016 to 14 March 2016

Attended

Select Committee trip to New York and Boston 7 March 2016 to 11 March 2016

Attended

Visit to Ripon College Cuddesdon 4 March 2016

Attended

Nettlebed and Bix Conservative branch AGM 26 February 2016

Spoke

Recordings for BBC 13 February 2016

Attended

Surgery Watlington 12 February 2016

Meeting with Thames Travel 12 February 2016

Attended

Meeting re Henley Post Office 12 February 2016

Attended

Visit to the police 12 February 2016

Attended

The Crown Sydenham 7 February 2016

Quiz master

Henley library 6 February 2016

Visited

Weston on the Green Neighbourhood Plan exhibisition 6 February 2016

Attended

BBC Radio Berkshire 2 February 2016

Broadcast - yet again - on Townlands

BBC Radio Oxford 2 February 2016

Broadcast - yet again - on Townlands

BBC South Today TV 22 January 2016

Broadcast on aircraft noise

Henley Business Partnership 22 January 2016

Attended and spoke

BBC Radio Berkshire 22 January 2016

Broadcast on aircarft noise

CAE, Benson 22 January 2016

Flew Merlin on simulator

BBC Radio Oxford 20 January 2016

Broadcast about unemployment and Trade Envoy role

APPG on the Thames 19 January 2016

Set up and attended

APPG on Rural Services 19 January 2016

Spoke about rural bus services

Mix 96 15 January 2016

Diary broadcast

Chinnor Rugby Club lunch 9 January 2016

Attended

Meeting Arriva buses 8 January 2016

Attended

Visit to QE2 hospital WGC 8 January 2016

Attended

Tetsworth Planning meeting 4 January 2016

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford Broadcast 28 December 2015

2015 look back and 2016 look forward

Meeting Henley College 23 December 2015

Attended

Restoration of Chalgrove Church 20 December 2015

Attended

OSCAR Christmas Party 12 December 2015

Attended as patron

Warborough & Shillingford Neighbourhood Plan show 12 December 2015

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford 7 December 2015

Broadcast on Townlands

Thame Small Business Saturday 5 December 2015

Attended and spoke

Watlington Christmas Fayre 5 December 2015

Attended

Meeting with local farmers 4 December 2015

Attended and spoke

Meeting with ORCC rep 4 December 2015

Attended

Meeting with SODC leader 4 December 2015

Attended

BBC South Today TV 4 December 2015

The aftermath of the Syria debate

Mix 96 4 December 2015

Diary

BBC Radio Berkshire 4 December 2015

Townlands and aftermath of Syria vote

Chiltern Edge School Public Speaking 3 December 2015

Judge

BBC Radio Oxford 3 December 2015

Aftermath of vote last night

Court of Appeal, Day 5 of IPT Fellowship 2 December 2015

Attended court

BBC Radio Oxford 2 December 2015

Broadcast on air strikes for ISIL

Petition on Fairer Schools Funding 1 December 2015

Presented to the House of Commons

Great British High Street awards 30 November 2015

Supporting Thame in Rising Star category

Leonard Cheshire Disability Christmas Bazaar Burcot 28 November 2015

Attended

Meeting with Police Superintendent, north of constituency 27 November 2015

Attended

Meeting with Oxfordshire County Council 27 November 2015

Attended

Meeting with Thame Town Clerk 27 November 2015

Attended

JACK FM 26 November 2015

Broadcast on Syria and ISIL

BBC Radio Oxford 26 November 2015

Broadcast on spending review

ITV Meridian 25 November 2015

Broadcast on spending review

Meeting with Minister Robert Goodwill re Heathrow noise 23 November 2015

Attended

Celebration of new school and hall, Blecthingdon 22 November 2015

Attended and spoke

Surgery Watlington 21 November 2015

GB Rowing Team Dinner 20 November 2015

Attended

Croft Associates Ltd 20 November 2015

Attended meeting

Meeting SODC and OCC 20 November 2015

Attended

Crowmarsh School 20 November2015

Presented flag and gave certificates

The Last Word, ITV 19 November 2015

Panellist

Henley Deanery Synod 19 November 2015

Attended and spoke

Bowel Cancer Reception House of Commons 18 November 2015

Attended

BBC Television Local News 13 November 2015

Broadcast on school funding formula

BBC Radio oxford 13 November 2015

Broadcast on school funding formula

BBC 5 Live 10 November 2015

Broadcast on Trade Union Bill

Sitting in Employment Tribunal 9 November 2015

3rd day of IPT fellowship

Remembrance Day Thame 8 November 2015

Attended

Blessing of war memorial, Henley 7 November 2015

Attended

Goring Neighbourhood Plan meeting 7 November 2015

Meeting

Meeting all Oxfordshire secondary heads 4 November 2015

Attended

Sitting with Mr Justice Blair 2 November 2015

2nd day of IPT fellowship sitting in Commercial Court

Age UK in Henley 30 October 2015

Attended

Meeting in Noke 30 October 2015

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford 28 October 2015

Broadcast on VAT on tampons

Sitting with Mr Justice Knowles 23 October 2015

1st day of IPT fellowship sitting in Commercial Court

BBC Oxford 23 October 2015

Broadcast on Network Rail in Goring Gap

BBC Berkshire 20 October 2015

Broadcast on Network Rail in Goring/S Stoke and noise from aircraft

Surgery Henley 17 October 2015

Held

Culham Science Centre 16 October 2015

Meeting

South Stoke School 16 October 2015

Visited

Towse Court Goring 16 October 2015

Opened

FSB breakfast 16 October 2015

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford Broadcast 16 October 2015

CPR

BBC Oxford lunchtime broadcast 15 October 2015

Unemployment in South Oxfordshire

Sunday Trading Discussion with constituent 14 October 2015

Attended

Blood donors drop in at Parliament 14 October 2015

Attended

Hearing Loss drop in at Parliament 14 October 2015

Attended

ITV Meridian 12 October 2015

Broadcast on RAF Benson personnel crash

Thame Civic Service 11 October 2015

Attended

Conservative Party Conference 4 - 7 October 2015

Attended (see description in panel adjacent)

Village Tour 10 Broadband meeting with Ed Vaizey and parishes 2 October 2015

Chaired

Village Tour 10 Goring and Woodcote GPs 2 October 2015

Met

Village Tour 10 Horspath Hub 2 October 2015

Attended for coffee and to meet people

Village Tour 9 National Older People's Day tea 1 October 2015

Attended

Village Tour 9 Thame CAB 1 October 2015

Attended

Village Tour 9 Chalgrove Public Meeting 1 October 2015

Attended and spoke

Village Tour 8 Henley College 30 September 2015

Meeting

Village Tour 8 Berrick Salome PC 30 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 8 Wheatley 30 September 2015

Coffee at the Merry Bells

Village Tour 7 Merton Parish Council 29 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 7 Noke Parish Council 29 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 7 Drayton St Leonard 29 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 7 Berinsfield PC 29 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Pishill PC 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Henley Business Rates 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Ewelme PC 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Dorchester PC 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Sydenham PC 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 6 Lewknor PC 28 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 5 Art exhibition Britwell Hill 25 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 5 Meeting Sonning Common NDP team 25 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 5 Meeting with Police 25 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 5 Europa School, Culham 25 September 2015

Attended opening of Spanish stream

Village Tour 4 Weston on the Green PC 24 September 2015

Public meeting with Ian Hudspeth

Village Tour 4 Shipton on Cherwell PC 24 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 4 Bletchingdon School 24 September 2015

Visited

Village Tour 4 Bletchingdon PC 24 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 4 Rotherfield Peppard PC 24 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 4 CAB Henley meeting 24 September 2015

Visited

Village Tour 3 Local district and county councillors 23 September 2015

Met

Village Tour 3 Checkendon PC 23 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 3 HR Wallingford 23 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 2 Watlington PC 22 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 2 Woodcote PC 22 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 2 Kidmore End PC 22 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 2 Whitchurch Coffee Morning 22 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 1 Swyncombe PC 21 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 1 Great Milton PC 21 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 1 Little Milton PC 21 September 2015

Attended

Village Tour 1 Aston Rowant PC 21 September 2015

Attended

Surgery Chinnor 19 September 2015

Meeting re PAGE 18 September 2015

Attended

OCC Group Meeting 18 September 2015

Attended

Henley Show 12 September 2015

Judged handsomest heavy horse

Learning Enterprises Organisation 11 September 2015

Visited

Meeting re Mental Health 11 September 2015

Attended

E3DOnline 11 September 2015

Visited

Chalgrove Surgery 11 September 2015

Attended

BBC Radio Oxcford 11 September 2015

Refugees

Benson Patients Panel 10 September 2015

Attended and spoke

Wear it Pink Breast cancer campaign 9 September 2015

Attended

Holocaust Memorial Trust reception 8 September 2015

Attended

Greys Fete, Greys Court 6 September 2015

Attended

Stadhampton Village Show 5 September 2015

Attended

Regatta for the Disabled, Henley 5 September 2015

Opened

South Central Ambulance Service 4 September 2015

Visited

Meeting Thames Valley PCC 4 September 2015

Attended

Delayed discharges meeting 4 September 2015

Attended

Mapeldurham Community Energy 3 September 2015

Attended presentation

Mapeldurham Parish Council 3 September 2015

Attended meeting

M40 CEG meeting 3 September 2015

Attended

Warborough Neighbourhood Plan meeting 2 September 2015

Attended and spoke

SODC/Vale Neighbourhood Planning 2 September 2015

Attended and spoke

Berinsfield Neighbourhood Plan 2 September 2015

Attended meeting

Goring & Streatley Scouts 1 September 2015

Attended, spoke, presented badges

Meeting with Patrick Hallgate, Network Rail 1 September 2015

Attended

Meeting between OCCG and TSG 1 September 2015

Chaired

Ewelme fete 31 August 2015

Attended

Watlington RBL fete 31 August 2015

Attended

Townlands Steering Group meeting 25 August 2015

Attended

Meeting Leader OCC 24 August 2015

Attended

Goring Neighbourhood Plan informal meeting 21 August 2015

Attended

Meeting OCCG and TSG 18 August 2015

Chaired

Meeting Leader SODC 18 August 2015

Attended

Meeting David Smith, CCG, 14 August 2015

Attended

Meeting Dr Andrew Burnett 14 August 2015

Attended

Association of Building Societies 14 August 2015

Attended meeting

BBC Radio Oxford 14 August 2015

islip traffic plan

Meeting with Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan Group 13 August 2015

Attended

Meeting with Chinnor Parish Council 13 August 2015

Attended

Meeting with Peter Ashby 12 August 2015

Attended

Village Post Office meeting, Nettlebed 10 August 2015

Attended

Radio 5 Live 10 August 2015

Court charges

Meeting with Ian Reissmann 6 August 2015

Attended

Meeting with Mayor of Henley 6 August 2015

Attended

Wheatley and Holton Neighbourhood Plan meeting 5 August 2015

Attended and spoke

Great British High Street Thame 5 August 2015

Filmed

Thame U3A 5 August 2015

Spoke

Nettlebed Art Show 1 August 2015

Attended

Congratulations to Shayne Hadland RAF Benson 24 July 2015

Attended

Meeting County Council and CCG 24 July 2015

Attended

Meeting re Berinsfield Neighbourhood Plan 24 July 2015

Attended

Islip Traffic Meeting 23 July 2015

Endorsed traffic plan

Surgery Thame 18 July 2015

Meeting with the police 17 July 2015

Attended

Meeting with Barclays 16 July 2015

About Watlington

Water Aid event 15 July 2015

Attended parliamentary event

Anthony Nolan Stem cell event 15 July 2015

Attended in Parliament

Upper Thames Rowing Club 11 July 2015

Awarded prizes for regatta

St Andrews School fete 11 July 2015

Opened and judged competition

Thame Open Doors Event 11 July 2015

Attended

March Henley re Townlands 11 July 2015

Attended

BBC Oxford 11 July 2015

Townlands

Thame First Group 10 July 2015

Meeting

Henley Partnership 10 July 2015

Meeting

Meeting Schools Heads 10 July 2015

Attended

BBC Berkshire 10 July 2015

Townlands

The Last Word, ITV 9 July 2015

Panelist

ITV 8 July 2015

Moving parliament

ITV 8 July 2015

The budget

Henley Royal Regatta 5 July 2015

Attended

Wheatley Village Fayre 4 July 2015

Worked on Conservative stall

Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra 3 July 2015

Presented shield at concert

OCCG 3 July 2015

Discussions

Neighbourhood Plan group, Heyford Park 3 July 2015

Talk

Governors Wheatley Park School 3 July 2015

Meeting

Constituent in Thame 2 July 2015

Discussions

The Close, Burcot 2 July 2015

Visited

APPG on apprentices 30 June 2015

Elected vice-chairman

APPG for autism 29 June 2015

Attended

St Andrew's school Chinnor 29 June 2015

Met school council at parliament

BBC Berkshire 29 June 2015

Townlands

Aston Rowant fete 28 June 2015

Attended

Brightwell Baldwin fete 27 June 2015

Attended

Nettlebed fete 27 June 2015

Attended

Broadcast BBC Berkshire 26 June 2015

Townlands

Constituent in Horspath 26 June 2015

Visited

The Hub Horspath 26 June 2015

Attended

Crowmarsh School 26 June 2015

Spoke at assembly

Campaigning for Ovarian Cancer 23 June 2015

Attended

British Heart Foundation 23 June 2015

Attended reception

Meeting GamServe 22 June 2015

Meeting

Towersey fete 21 June 2015

Visited

Mencap event Henley 20 June 2015

Joined in

Surgery Woodcote 20 Jne 2015

Held

Leonard Cheshire Home Burcot 19 June 2015

Visited

Williams Performance Tenders 19 June 2015

Visited

Great Milton Fete 13 June 2015

Attended

Thame Carnival 13 June 2015

Attended

BBC South 12 June 2015

Recorded broadcast for Sunday

Horton cum Studley Annual Parish Meeting 11 June 2015

Attended and spoke

Parliamentary Air Pollution/Clean Air drop in 9 June 2015

Attended

Carers' Week 8 June 2015

Attended Westminster reception

Henley Civic Service 7 June 2015

Attended

Bix fete and dog show 6 June 2015

Attended

Archaeological site Thame 5 June 2015

Visited

Meeting re planning Thame 5 June 2015

Attended

BBC Oxford 4 June 2015

Broadcast on broadband

BBC Berkshire 4 June 2015

Broadcast on broadband and MP's pay

FSB event Westminster 3 June 2015

Attended

Sinodun Rotary Club dinner 30 May 2015

Attended and spoke

Henley Allotment Association 30 May 2015

Visited

Surgery Henley 30 May 2015

Meeting with Leader SODC 29 May 2015

Attended

Meeting with Islip Parish Council 29 May 2015

Attended

Neighbourhood Plan meeting Goring 22 May 2015

Attended and spoke

Arts Week Drochester 22 May 2015

Attended

Arts Week Chalgrove church 22 May 2015

Attended

Meeting constituent, Benson 22 May 2015

To discuss planning

RAF Benson Annual Reception 21 May 2015

Attended

Meeting with CCG 21 May 2015

Attended

Crowmarsh Gifford School flag in Westminster 19 May 2015

Viewed and supported

Ohio singers Chalgrove concert 16 May 2015

Attended

Nettlebed School Fete 16 May 2015

Attended

Pyrton Fete 16 May 2015

Attended

Great Haseley Fete 16 May 2015

Attended

Williams tender power boat racing 16 May 2015

Attended and gave prizes

Kirtlington residents 15 May 2015

Met to discuss planning

Warborough Coffee Morning, St Laurence Hall 14 May 2015

Attended

Oratory School Woodcote 12 May 2015

Attended opening of swimming pool

BBC Oxford 11 May 2015

Broadcast on CCG consultation on Townlands

Visit to Chequers at Burcot 7 May 2015

Attended to support small business

Launch of visitor's guide and web site, Goring 6 May 2015

Attended