19 JUL 2017

Good news on Neighbourhood Planning

Two important reforms to Neighbourhood Planning come into force today (19 July 2017) which are really good news for communities doing Neighbourhood Plans. In the first of these, local planning authorities such as SODC must 'have regard' to Neighbourhood Plans which have passed their examinations when they are taking planning decisions rather than waiting to after the referendum. This reform makes it clear that planning decision-takers such as the planning committee must take these plans into account at any earlier stage.

This ensures that the plans that local people have worked so hard to create are used as the starting point for determining local planning applications up to 8 weeks earlier than now following a successful referendum.

I am the Government's Neighbourhood Planning Champion. I said:

"This is very good news. These changes come out of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017. I welcome them and the contributions they make to Neighbourhood Planning. I am also pleased to see that the Government remains firmly committed to Neighbourhood Planning and is taking active steps to make them a success."


19 JUL 2017

Intervention and speech on British prisoners in Iran

John Howell

I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. She is being very generous with her time. She is describing a scandalous systematic abuse of human rights in Iran. Does she accept that, when the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 was put together, we missed an opportunity to put a human rights clause in there? In the two years since it was signed, there has been no improvement at all in Iran's activities.

Tulip Siddiq

I agree that it was a missed opportunity, but there have been other big missed opportunities, including a visit by diplomats to Evin prison, which I shall talk about later.

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John Howell (Henley) (Con)

I congratulate the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) on her excellent speech and on securing this brilliant debate. She did not comment on another British value—a belief in human rights. I have a fundamental belief in human rights, but Iran is not a place where human rights are prevalent.

Human rights were not discussed at all during the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, in spite of Iran having one of the worst human rights records on this planet. In per capita terms, Iran leads the world in executions, and overall is second only to China. In Iran, moreover, it is mandatory for all women to veil their hair, homosexuality is illegal—I could go on and on.

Robert Courts (Witney) (Con)

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way, and to the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) for securing this crucial debate. My hon. Friend is making some important points, and I want to add one. An important human right is that of legal representation to ensure access to justice. One of the most horrifying aspects of both Nazanin and Kamal's cases is the absence of that legal advice. Will he comment on that?

John Howell

My hon. Friend is absolutely right to stress that point.

At least three British citizens are detained in Iran. I have heard that a fourth person, whose name I do not know, has also been detained. We will have to see who that person is. Those four people stand in great contrast to the four Americans who were released from Iranian prisons in 2016 as part of a prisoner swap that came about following the Iran nuclear agreement. Nothing similar has occurred with regard to those Britons who have been detained in Iran over the same period.

In the few seconds I have left, I make the point that the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn fully identified the reasons why we need those people released. It is fine to hear warm words from the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister, but we need to see action on those words. We need a real release of prisoners from Iran as quickly as possible.


18 JUL 2017

Speech today on Anglo-Polish relations

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

I think my hon. Friend the Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) missed out from his list of trade envoys our brilliant trade envoy to Nigeria—I cannot imagine who has that job. I just refresh his memory on that.

I, too, will start with a history lesson, although not one that goes back as far as the second world war. Let me go back to the time of Mrs Thatcher and the setting up of what became known as the Know How Fund, Britain's technical assistance programme to central and eastern Europe. The fund, of which I was a board member, started in Poland, because the British Government saw the attractions of Poland and the innate spirit of entrepreneurial activity there, and decided that they would work with individual Polish organisations—not governmental organisations—to take reforms forward. I spent many years afterwards doing non-exciting things such as trying to import British accounting, law and stock exchange and banking practices to Poland, with some great success. That is why so many British companies feel comfortable doing business in Poland now.

Daniel Kawczynski

Of course I recognise the role that my hon. Friend undertakes as the excellent trade envoy for Nigeria. I agree wholeheartedly about the initial support that Britain gave to Poland after the communist era in the form of technology transfer and support in setting up institutions. He will, of course, agree that Britain was at the forefront of ensuring that the Paris Club nations rescinded many of Poland's communist era debts.

John Howell

I agree. The point that I would make is that it is a fundamentally good way of transferring British technical assistance, for the benefit of both countries, as it transpires. It makes the other countries much more receptive and makes it easier for British companies to operate there, and it certainly improves the activities in those countries.

The involvement with Poland goes back more years than I care to remember, but it has not stopped there. I still have a great deal of involvement with Poland and Polish MPs. It is worth remembering that Poland supplies many Members of Parliament to the European Conservatives Group at the Council of Europe. In a post-Brexit world, the Council of Europe goes far beyond the 27 EU members, with a full membership of 47. That says a lot about the Council's interest in human rights, democracy and the rule of law. I have heard Polish members of the Council of Europe participate in many debates on refugees, and I know full well that they understand the needs of Syrian and Ukrainian refugees in Europe, because they have said so in public debate. The point that they make balances good practice across Europe and seeing the refugee pattern as a whole with keeping an eye on what Poland can take for itself.

My hon. Friend mentioned that Prince William had been to Poland recently; Donald Trump was there as well, which led to many protests. There have also been protests about the court reforms that the current Polish Government are undertaking. Will the Minister comment on those? The difficulty with the court reforms, according to the opposition, is that the Government there are seeking more power over the courts, trying to end the separation of powers within Poland and introducing more rules to allow members of courts to be chosen by parliamentarians. Is that compatible with the country's continued membership of the Council of Europe and its commitment to democracy?

My experience with Poland goes back many years, and I hope that it will continue for many more years to come. It is a place full of great entrepreneurs who contribute to our lives every day.


18 JUL 2017

John Howell MP appointed new Envoy for autism charity

Last night (17 July) I was appointed a new Envoy to the autism charity, SPACE. The acronym stands for Supporting People with Autism into Continued Employment.

SPACE is a project of the Sycamore Trust sponsored by the Glyn Hopkins Charitable Foundation. It aims to find continued employment for those with autism.

I said:

"We must bear in mind that every autistic person is an individual and as such we must take care of their special needs. What impresses me about the work of this charity is that it aims t help employers as those it wants to become employees. Minor, easy adjustments in the workplace can make such a huge difference. Employers will find workers with a good work ethic and with a good attention to detail.

"The starting point will be to find suitable work placements in the Houses of Parliament where the House staff have done much to make the place more welcoming to those with autism."


18 JUL 2017

John Howell MP welcomes announcement on £1.3 billion boost to the core schools budget

i have welcomed the announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools funding over two years – helping to create more good school places in the constituency.

Education Secretary Justine Greening today announced the boost to the core schools budget, which will deliver the biggest improvement to the school funding system for well over a decade.

This additional funding to fairer schools funding will mean an increase in the basic amount that every pupil will get, protected funding for those with high needs and will ensure every local authority is in a position to give schools a cash increase through the new formula.

This means that, working with teachers and schools across the country, we can continue to raise standards and give every child the best possible education, and the best opportunities for their future.

I commented:

"The Conservatives are committed to ending the postcode lottery of school funding – so all children receive the education they deserve, wherever they live. We will ensure that every secondary school attracts at least £4,800 per pupil during this period, in response to the views we heard through the consultation.

"As we said in our manifesto, no school will lose any funding as result of the new formula. We will go further than this, and provide for a 0.5% cash increase for every school in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Those schools that have been underfunded will see increases of up to 3% in both years.

"Today's announcement sends a clear message that we are committed to raising standards and giving every child the best possible education and the best possible opportunities for their future."


15 JUL 2017

Beating Cancer

This week I committed my support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in this constituency and across the UK.

I attended a parliamentary event held by Cancer Research UK in Westminster on 12 July to find out how I can keep cancer at the top of the new Parliament's agenda.

Over the course of this Parliament, two million people will be diagnosed with cancer across the UK, so Cancer Research UK needs political support in order to continue to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Cancer survival in the UK is still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.

At the event, I met some of Cancer Research UK's dedicated volunteer Campaign Ambassadors. I found out how many people in the Henley Constituency are diagnosed with cancer each year, underlining the need for MPs to join the fight against the disease.

What I said was:

"We must not underestimate the devastating impact cancer will have on people in this constituency now and in the future, so it gives me hope to hear that Cancer Research UK's pioneering research is turning the tables on the disease.

"The outlook for new and better cancer treatments in the UK is bright. However, it is clear that there is a critical role for politicians to play in helping to prevent and detect cancer earlier and bring innovative new treatments to patients faster.

"One life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that's why I'm supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner."

Matt Davies, Cancer Research UK's Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning said:

"At Cancer Research UK, we're resolute in our ambition to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034. To achieve this we need cancer at the top of the political agenda and so we're grateful to John for helping to highlight the importance of research and action in beating the disease.

"Survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. But there's still so much more to do and we cannot do it alone.

"Creating the right environment for cancer research alongside cancer prevention, early diagnosis and ensuring patients have access to the best possible treatments must be key priorities for the new Government."


12 JUL 2017

Comments on Euratom

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

As I mentioned in my intervention, I represent the Culham UKAEA establishment. The urgency to resolve this issue is that Euratom's work programme runs out in December 2018. The European Commission is pushing hard to negotiate terms for the 2019-20 programme, but the fly in the ointment is Austria's taking over the EU presidency in June 2019. Of course, as has already been mentioned, Austria is notoriously anti-nuclear, and it is therefore urgent that an agreement should be in place by June 2018.

Ministers have apparently written to the Commission to continue with the JET—Joint European Torus—project, and to commit the UK's share, which has gone down very well. Everything has been delayed to accommodate Brexit, and willingly so, but there is a need to get a move on with this. Staying a full member of Euratom provides the best continuity to that programme.

I do not believe that the legal issues are as black and white as has been set out. However, associate membership with bespoke terms is a perfectly acceptable compromise. That would mean that there would be a transition period that would leave us as full members of Euratom until 2020. There are two principal models of associate membership: the Swiss model, which includes freedom of movement for nuclear scientists and the use of the European Court of Justice, and the Ukrainian model, in which there is no free movement of nuclear scientists and for which the Ukrainian courts decide disputes. The Government need to make their mind up quickly on that in order to provide the certainty that the industry needs.

There is a lot at stake. UKAEA is targeting £1 billion-worth of work on ITER—the JET project's replacement in the south of France. That is £1 billion of work against the UK's £85 million investment. It is important to bear those sort of figures in mind when we come to look at the future of Euratom and the sort of relationship that we have with it.


12 JUL 2017

Job Centres saved and unemployment

Today, new figures for unemployment in the constituency were released which show a further drop in the level of unemployment to 260. This means the constituency remains one of the most successful UK constituencies for dealing with unemployment.

The Department for Work and Pensions has also announced that two Job Centres close to the constituency are to be retained despite being initially threatened with closure. These are the centres in Reading and Oxford, important to those who claim from Henley and Thame and across the constituency. These offices were being reviewed to take account of the increased use of online services and the anticipated demand. Both centres have been saved as they will now contain a Centre for Health and Disability Assessment (CHDA) office. These offices undertake assessment for benefits for people.

The rate of unemployment in the Henley constituency stood at 0.5% compared with a claimant rate of 2.5% across the country.

I commented:

"The news that the Reading and Oxford offices are to remain is good news. So too is another drop in the number of people unemployed in the constituency. I would like to thank all those who have helped achieve this."


11 JUL 2017

Chiltern Edge update

Speaking on BBC Radio Oxford this morning, I welcomed the news that the County Council were recommending not to proceed with a notice to close Chiltern Edge School and to commission an external review in October for review in November.

However, the big test for the long term security of the school is agreeing a sponsorship deal with another school to turn Chiltern Edge into an Academy.

I commented:

"I appreciate that this takes time to organise but we do have a potential sponsor interested and those discussions should, as far as possible, not be held behind closed doors."

I went on to say:

"In addition, commissioning a report in October for a review in November seems to me to be a bit rushed. The school is just about to go into the summer holidays so there is in reality not a lot of time for the school to show the progress we all hope it will make."

I praised the new head of the school for doing a fantastic job and also praised the new school Governors (the IEB) who as volunteers were conscientious and doing all that they could for the school.


10 JUL 2017

Question to Secretary of State for Defence

Mr Speaker

On this question, I call John Howell.

John Howell (Henley) (Con) 

The millions spent on technical innovation on bases around the UK is crucial, particularly on my own base of RAF Benson, where CAE is a big contributor. Does the Secretary of State agree with that and what will he do to continue it? [900307]

Sir Michael Fallon

Yes, I do agree with that. That is why we have set aside a specific innovation fund to encourage more innovation in defence and to get more of our small and medium-sized businesses, of which I know there are a large number in and around my hon. Friend's constituency, to help us find these cutting-edge solutions.


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Constituency support

Gillotts School Henley 20 July 2017

Attended music concert

IFAW's Ivory event 18 July 2017

Attended

RIAT 15 July 2017

Attended

Surgery Dorchester on Thames 14 July 2017

Warborough School 14 July 2017

Attended for discussion with students

Meeting with the Police 14 July 2017

Attended

APPG for Dentistry anhd Oral Health 13 July 2017

Attended

BBC Radio 13 July 2017

Broadcast on Euratom

Cancer Research event, Parliament 12 July 2017

Attended

BBC TV 12 July 2017

Broadcast on Euratom

ITV Meridian 12 July 2017

Broadcast on 1st year of Mrs May

BBC Radio Berkshire 11 July 2017

Broadcast on Chiltern Edge School

Alzheimer's Awareness session 11 July 2017

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford 11 July 2017

Broadcast on Chiltern Edge School

Thame Town Music Festival 8 July 2017

Attended

Islip Village Fete 8 July 2017

Attended

Henley Festival 7 July 2017

Attended

Culham Science Centre 7 July 2017

Visited

Culham Show 2017 1 July 2017

Attended

Meeting Oxfordshire Fire Chief 29 June 2017

Attended

Council of Europe 25 June - 27 June 2017

Attended

Ewelme Church Fete 24 June 2017

Attended

Nettlebed Village Fete 24 June 2017

Attended

Tetsworth village fete 24 June 2017

Attended and supported Neighbourhood Plan

Meteor Choir Henley 24 June 2017

Attended and joined in

MP Sports Festival for Thame 23 June 2017

Attended and played

Met heads of Langtree and Gillotts 23 June 2017

Attended

Chaired meeting of Oxfordshire MPs and CCG 23 June 2017

Attended

ITV Meridian broadcast 21 June 2017

Broadcast on the Queen's Speech

NFU Parliamentary Reception 20 June 2017

Attended

BBC Radio Oxford Drive Time 12 June 2017

Broadcast future options of the Conservative Party

BBC Radio Oxord 12 June 2017

 Broadcast on position of Theresa May

Great Milton Village Fete 10 June 2017

Attended

ThameMayor's Dinner 29 April 2017

Attended

Council of Europe 23-27 April 2017

Attended

Thame Museum 10th anniversary 15 April 2017

Attended and spoke

Brakespear's new walks launch 12 April 2017

Attended

Eye and Dundsen meeting meeting 12 April 2017

Attended

Tiddington coffee morning 12 April 2017

Attended

Weston on the Green public meeting 11 April 2017

Attended

High Sheriff valedictory 10 April 2017

Attended

Meeting at Sydenham 7 April 2017

Attended

Meeting re broadband 7 April 2017

Attended

Henley Annual Town meeting 6 April 2017

Presented medals

Inside Out Checkendon 6 April 2017

Attended

Oxford Brookes TV debate 5 April 2017

Attended

Chinnor RFC 1 April 2017

Attended

Surgery Benson 31 March 2017

Riverside Counselling Henley 31 March 2017

Met

Visit to HMP Huntercombe 31 March 2017

Visited

MPs Health meeting with CCG 24 March 2017

Chaired and attended

Broadcast BBC Berkshire 23 March 2017

Broadcast on teror attack

Broadcast BBC Radio Oxford 22 March 2017

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

Session with Bishop of Oxford 16 March 2017

Attended

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

Attended

Dinner Oratory Prep school 25 February 2017

Attended

Meeting with farmers 24 February 2017

Attended

Opened Wheatley Post Office 24 February 2017

Attended

Meeting of the CCG 24 February 2017

Attended

Benson Patients Panel 23 February 2017

Attended

Brexit discussion meeting Henley 17 Febryary 2017

Attended

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

Attended

Henley Street Surgery 26 November 2016

Attended

GB Rowing dinner 25 November 2016

Attended

ITV Meridien 23 November 2016

Broadcast on Autumn Statement

Henley Christmas Fair 20 November 2016

Attended

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

Attended

Opening of Chiltern Court Care Centre 15 November 2016

Attended

Remembrance Service Henley 12 November 2016

Attended

Surgery Watlington 11 November 2016

Watlington Primary School Remembrance 11 November 2016

Attended

Horspath Hub 11 November 2016

Attended

Icknield College Remembrance 11 November 2016

Attended

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

Attended

Meeting with constituent, Nettlebed 4 November 2016

Attended

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

Attended

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