20 FEB 2019

Question in debate on foreign prisoners

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way very graciously. I hope he will be pleased to know that in my constituency we have a prison at Huntercombe that exists to house foreign national prisoners in the process of transferring them back to their own ​ countries. That has gone down terribly well with the locals, who wanted to see those prisoners transferred back. They can go to say goodbye to them, waving as the coach takes them back to the airport. It is close to Heathrow airport, so the transfer can be made easily.

Mr Hollobone

I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I will give way to him again if he knows—I do not expect him to, but if he does—the number of prisoners at HMP Huntercombe. The nation needs to know. Perhaps the Minister will advise us in his response how many prisoners are held there pending deportation. I am pleased for my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell) that he has such a facility in his constituency, and that it is popular with his constituents, but my contention is that the prison is not large enough. We need to send a lot more of these people back, and quickly.

John Howell

The operational capacity of the prison is about 1,300.

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John Howell

On a point of order, Mr Austin. May I correct the record? I said that the capacity of Huntercombe was 1,300; it is actually 480. I read the wrong figure.


19 FEB 2019

Question in Statement on Making Tax Digital

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

One of the problems areas in my constituency is the farming industry, which seems to be having enormous problems with this. The Minister mentioned this in his statement, but can he tell me what is doing specifically to help the farming industry?

Mel Stride

My hon. Friend is right to say that I referred to the fact that specific software was available for those in the farming sector. There is also advice that is relevant to farming on gov.uk, but if there are any further specific points that he would like to raise with me in the context of his farmers, I would of course be happy to discuss them.


19 FEB 2019

Question in Statutory Instrument on mediation

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

As my hon. and learned Friend knows, I am hoping to become an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration. I have spent much of my political life championing mediation as a means of settling disputes. To what extent are the Government committed to mediation for the future as a result of these measures?

Lucy Frazer

My hon. Friend is a member of the Justice Committee and has taken part in many debates on this subject. I know he has extensive experience of arbitration as well as mediation. I am very pleased that he is planning to go further on that. He must rest assured that the Government remain committed to mediation. It is a very important tool in the armoury to help people to resolve their disputes. Outwith this statutory instrument and the EU rules that we already have, as I will go on to explain, we have very strong domestic provision for mediation, and that will continue. The reason to bring forward this statutory instrument and the approach we have adopted is that the current arrangement with the EU is reciprocal and that following our leaving the EU we cannot rely on any reciprocity. This statutory instrument will therefore revoke the EU legislation.


18 FEB 2019

Question on FlyBMI

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

The collapse of Flybmi is to be very much regretted, but does the Minister accept that connectivity is about more than one airline and that she should continue to establish growth in airlines across the country?

Ms Nusrat Ghani

Absolutely. Even though the airline sector is a tricky market to be in and it obviously favours larger airlines—for example, it is a little easier for them to buy fuel than it is for smaller airlines—my hon. Friend is right to say that competition is good and we should do what we can to support not only our airports, but our regional airlines.


18 FEB 2019

Question on Returning from Syria

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

In the European Court of Human Rights, the case of K2 v. the United Kingdom was about taking away nationality in the context of terrorism, and that was found to be manifestly ill founded. Why does that not apply here, since the defendant in that case had only one nationality at the time?

Sajid Javid

I am not familiar with the details of that case, and I do not have them to hand, but if my hon. Friend wants to send me more details I will give a more detailed response. As I said earlier, the tools available to us to remove someone's British nationality—to deprive them of it—can be used only when they have more than one nationality.


14 FEB 2019

Speech on human rights in the UK

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes, and a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard), who is a fellow member of the Council of Europe. I understand and agree with a lot of what he said.

The European convention on human rights has been around since the early 1950s, and it is worth remembering that it was 1965 when we agreed to abide by the decisions ​ of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK. We have had almost 60 years of a relationship with the European Court of Human Rights and its decisions.

I start by making the point that the convention is not the same as the Human Rights Act, and the European Union is not the same as the Council of Europe. The two are very different and we should take them as such. I have a lot of time for the convention, and I agree with much of what the hon. Gentleman said about it. I was particularly irritated during the referendum campaign that a lot of people got the ECHR confused with the European Court of Justice. The two are completely separate. One is owned by the European Union and the other by the Council of Europe.

I would go on to say that the single biggest contribution to peace in Europe since the end of the second world war has come from the European convention on human rights, together with the work that NATO has done. We should state that, and we should be proud of it, because we have been very much involved in it from the beginning. As the hon. Gentleman and I know only too well, the European Court of Human Rights comes with a democratic mandate. I imagine the hon. Gentleman spends a lot of time, as I do, voting for the judges who are nominated to sit on the European Court of Human Rights. That gives democratic control and is also a means of reflecting, to some extent, the mixture of politics, competence and a whole number of other matters that give the European Court of Human Rights its character.

I am not as enamoured of the EU's involvement with human rights, which I think has created a very mixed picture. If I am not using the term wrongly, I think that the European Union has tried to steal the mandate of the Council of Europe, which applies to almost twice the number of countries as the EU does—that is where a large part of its strength lies. The relationship between the EU and the European Court of Human Rights is something that we are still debating at the Council of Europe.

UK involvement with the European Court of Human Rights has been a huge success story. It has been a very good illustration of how human rights overall are doing quite well in this country. I do not agree with the hon. Gentleman on the need to extend those human rights to matters such as housing. That is a route to socialist involvement in the running of this country that I do not agree with, and would steer clear of.

Joanna Cherry (Edinburgh South West) (SNP)

Does the hon. Gentleman recognise that there are countries across the world, such as South Africa with its new constitution and some Nordic countries, that have a right to adequate housing in their constitutions? Does he consider those to be socialist countries?

John Howell

When the EU decided to bring out its own human rights framework, it thought very carefully about what should be included, and it differs from the European Court of Human Rights on only a few exceptions.

Nick Thomas-Symonds (Torfaen) (Lab)

The European convention on human rights was opened for signature in November 1950 in Rome, and the Government in this country was a Labour Government from 1945 to 1951. Will the hon. Gentleman praise the socialist Government under which the ECHR was originally conceived?

John Howell

The hon. Gentleman plays politics with human rights, which is unworthy of him and of this Chamber.

To return to the issue I was discussing—the success of the British Government with the European Court of Human Rights—about 90% of applications that come before the European Court of Human Rights are deemed unacceptable and are not taken forward. Of those that are taken forward, since 1975, the Court has found no violation in a quarter. Our track record is particularly successful.

I want to bring up two cases that illustrate the extremes. The first is that of the Gurkhas. Members may remember that a few years ago we moved their headquarters back to the UK and their pensions on to the same basis as UK soldiers. They took their case to the European Court of Human Rights, which decided that there had been no real discrimination against them, and found for the British Government.

In a slightly different case on the UK's mass surveillance regime, which it uses as part of security operations, the Court found that the UK had violated the convention and it asked for some changes. That brings us on to the very tricky issue of the role of human rights versus legislation regarding dealing with terrorism. I agree with the hon. Member for Edinburgh East that this should be looked at in the context of what makes a better world to live in—I am not one of those who believes that tearing up the European convention on human rights is the best way to protect us against terrorism—but, having said that, and as the hon. Gentleman will know, at the last Council of Europe meeting, when the issue came up of whether we deprive those who have gone to fight with ISIS of their passports, I enthusiastically supported that motion. We should not have them back. The role of human rights in this plays out at different levels and in different ways.

In terms of how the ECHR works, people should understand that they have to exhaust all domestic remedies first, before they have recourse to the European Court of Human Rights. They cannot go straight to the European Court of Human Rights. There has to be an alleged violation of the convention, and significant disadvantage from that.

The response I would like to hear from the Minister is along the lines of what has already been said—indeed, it was this Minister who said:

"The UK will remain a party to the ECHR after it has left the European Union. The decision to leave the European Union does not change our strong commitment to recognising and respecting human rights."

I am not sure whether he remembers making that statement, but it was in response to a question from the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake).

I agree with the Minister wholeheartedly: human rights are too important to be used as a political football in this game of Brexit or, indeed, in anything else. We have a long and successful track record of using our involvement with the European Court of Human Rights and our long relationship with the Council of Europe, which oversees the Court, and of protecting the interests of British citizens.​


13 FEB 2019

Contribution to debate on young carers

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

Taking the hon. Gentleman back to the schools situation, does he think that the power that Ofsted is given to look at what the school is doing on this is very weak, and that strengthening Ofsted's power in that respect would be a great help in identifying those young carers and ensuring that they are looked after?

Paul Blomfield

The hon. Gentleman anticipates my very next point. We will never see consistently good practice across schools until they are measured and assessed on it, and Ofsted's role in that is crucial. I ask the Minister, in his winding-up speech, to say whether we can look forward to the Government's requiring schools to have a young carers lead and requiring Ofsted to include the issue in its inspections.


12 FEB 2019

Intervention in debate on seasonal workers

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

I agree with what the hon. Gentleman is saying about workers' rights, but is he aware that in 1961 this country signed a treaty produced by the Council of Europe to give all workers the proper rights within their countries? That is still in force, despite the wealth of European Union legislation that has come in since. Will he hang on to that as a hope for the future?

Alex Norris

Those protections are in place, although we have seen that they have not been enough in the past. In the 50 or so years since, it is important that we have built on them.


12 FEB 2019

Question in debate on Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does this matter not come down to a fundamental issue, namely that if something goes wrong, who do we sue? Is that not the nub of what my hon. Friend is trying to get at?

Alberto Costa

I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. Yes, that is one of the core issues that I wish to raise today. The mark of a professional in our society is somebody who is regulated, who is trained, qualified and licensed, and who has ongoing regulation and development. However, in addition to that, in the private sector they must carry professional indemnity insurance, so that people do not sue men or women of straw and so that they have someone to sue when things go wrong.


12 FEB 2019

Question in BEIS questions today

John Howell (Henley) (Con)

In my role as the Prime Minister's trade envoy to Nigeria, I am aware that Guinness Nigeria is being sold by Tesco. Is the Minister aware that Diageo and other companies in Nigeria have pledged to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains?

Kelly Tolhurst

I thank my hon. Friend for his suggestion. He is quite right. That is just another example of where the sector, working with Government, is taking action to stamp out these practices where they identify them and telling us how they are taking action to eradicate them.


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Marginalised Young People and Brexit 18 April 2018

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Pyrton Daffodil tea 25 March 2018

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Surgery Woodcote 24 March 2018

GWR Public Meeting Henley 23 March 2018

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Stonor Park Tourism Week 23 March 2018

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River & Rowing Museum Toursim Week 23 March 2018

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Steve McManus Townlands Hospital 23 March 2018

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Trinity School Henley 16 March 2018

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Reaction Engines Culham 9 March 2018

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Surgery Chinnor 16 February 2018

Oxfordshire Better Broadband meeting 16 February 2018

Attended

Conversation in the street Henley 16 February 2018

Conducted

Meeting constituent Preston Crowmarsh 16 February 2018

Attended

Nettlebed Post Office Meeting 15 February 2018

Attended

Conversation in the street Henley 15 February 2018

Conducted

Meeting OMEGA 15 February 2018

Attended

Conversations in the street Henley 14 February 2018

Condcuted

Christmas Common roads meeting 14 February 2018

Attended

Conversations in the street Wheatley 13 February 2018

Conducted

Wheatley Village Archive 13 February 2018

Attended

'Conversations in the street Watlington' 13  February 2018

Conducted

'Conversations in the street Henley' 13 February 2018

Conducted

'Conversations in the street Henley 12 February 2018

Conducted

'Conversations in the street Thame' 11 February 2018

Conducted

'Conversations in the street Chinnor' 11 February 2018

Conducted

'Conversations in the street Henley' 11 February 2018

Conducted

Swyncombe Snowdrops 10 February 2018

Attended

Thame 9 February 2018

Meeting with constituent

Dorchester on Thames 9 February 2018

Meeting with constituent

Bletchingdon 9 Februarey 2018

Meeting with constituent

Weston on the Green 9 February 2018

Meeting with constituent

BBC Berkshire 9 February 2018

Broadcast on parking

BBC South Today 7 February 2018

Broadcast

Tokamak Energy Ltd 2 February 2018

Visited

Earth Trust 2 February 2018

Attended

Wheatley CofE Primary School 2 February 2018

Attended

ITV Meridian 1 February 2018

The Last Word

Business Meeting Henley 1 February 2018

Attended

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home 31 January 2018

Met

Council of Europe 21-26 January 2018

Attended

Surgery Henley 20 January 2018

Little Milton Neighbourhood Plan 19 January 2018

Attended

Kenton theatre visit 19 January 2018

Visited

Meeting on the 3rd Bridge, Highmoor 18 January 2018

Attended and spoke

Signed Holocaust Remembrance book 16 January 2018

Signed

Meeting Benson Neighbourhood Plan 13 January 2018

Attended

Meeting Cllr Batholomew 13 January 2018

Attended

Meeting Berrick Salome Parish Council 12 January 2018

Attended

Meeting with the Post Office 12 January 2018

Attended

Stoke Row school 12 January 2018

Attended

Meeting with Ukrainian MP 11 January 2018

Attended

Meeting constituent Stanton St John 5 January 2018

Attended

Watlington Neighbourhood Plan meeting 5 January 2018

Attended

Cistic Fibrosis meeting Goring 5 January 2018

Attended

BBC Berkshire 4 January 2018

Broadcast

Visit to Henley Fire Station 3 January 2018

Attended

With Santa in Thame 16 December 2017

Attended

Constituent meeting Merton 15 December 2017

Attended

Jack and the Beanstalk Oxford 14 December 2017

Attended charity performance

Dying to Work 12 December 2017

Attended

Learning how to spin wool Henley 9 December 2017

Attended

Watlington Christmas Tree Festival 9 December 2017

Attended

With the Chinnor Silver Band Thame 9 December 2017

Attended

Muscular Dystrophy concert Henley 7 December 2017

Gave prizes

BBC Berkshire 4 December 2017

Broadcast

BBC South Today 4 December 2017

Filmed

Leukaemia CARE Henley 2 December 2017

Attended

Benson Village Christmas Fayre 2 December 2017

Attended

Watlignton Christmas Street Fair 2 December 2017

Attended

Councillor surgery Thame 2 December 2017

Visited

Wheatley Post Office 1 December 2017

Attended

Wheatley Fire Station 1 December 2017

Attended

Wheatley Merry Bells surgery 1 December 2017

Attended

Cystic Fibrosis Event 29 November 2017

Attended

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust 29 Noveber 2017

Attended

Leonard Cheshire Disability event 29 November 2017

Attended

Henley Music School Competition Shiplake 26 November 2017

Attended and spoke

Bix Art and Craft Show 25 November 2017

Attended

Something Wicked, Henley 24 November 2017

Attended

Henley Business School 24 November 2017

Attended

RT Television 22 November 2017

Broadcast

ITV Meridien 22 November 2017

Broadcast

Watlington Primary School discussion with students 20 November 2017

Attended

Watlington Primary School Road Safety 20 November 2017

Attended

Thame Artists and Makers Fair 18 November 2017

Attended

Henley Market Place Fair 18 November 2017

Attended

Scamps, Benson 17 November 2017

Attended

Wheatley Park School 17 November 2017

Attended

Bletchingdon School 17 November 2017

Attended

Thame Remembrance 12 November 2017

Attended

Visit to Thame Charities Fair 4 November 2017

Visited

Visit to Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition Shiplake 4 November 2017

Visited

Discussion with constituents Henley 4 November 2017

Held

Visit to Ewelme School 3 November 2017

Visited

Visit to Horspath School 3 November 2017

Visited

Visit to Abbeywood School Berinsfield 3 November 2017

Visited

Meeting Thames Valley Air Ambulance 31 October 2017

Held

Surgery Thame 27 October 2017

Meeting with Culham group 27 October 2017

Attended

Meeting with CCG 27 October 2017

Attended and chaired

Bread and Roses Refugees Event 21 October 2017

Attended and spoke

Meeting re seat belts, Kirtlington 20 October 2017

Attended

Dr South's School Islip 20 October 2017

Attended

Langtree School Woodcote 20 October 2017

Attended

Rail Action Group Goring 19 October 2017

Attended

Chinese Delegation re ADR 19 October 2017

Attended and spoke

Childrens Heart Foundation 18 October 2017

Attended

Council of Europe 8- 13 October 2017

Attended

Councillor surgery 7 October 2017

Attended

Friends of the Earth Fayre Thame 7 October 2017

Attended

Thame St Mary's Fayre 7 Ocober 2017

Attended

Henley Literary Festival In conversation with Philippe Sands 6 October 2017

Attended

Chinnor RFC lunch 6 October 2017

Attended

Radio Oxford 6 October 2017

Broadcast

U3A Goring 5 October 2017

Attended

ITV News broadcast 2 October 2017

Undertaken

BBC News broadcast 2 October 2017

Undertaken

Hidden Henley Exhibition 29 September 2017

Attended

Cuxham Parish Council 29 September 2017

Attended

Chiltern Edge School 29 September 2017

Attended

Bishopswood School 29 September 2017

Attended

Benson Parish Council 28 September 2017

Attended

McDonalds 28 September 2017

Attended

Mediation symposium 27 September 2017

Attended

Cuddesdon Parish Council 26 September 2017

Attended

Oxfordshire Mind 26 September 2017

Attended

Airbus Helicopters 25 September 2017

Attended

Dorchester Parish Council 25 September 2017

Attended

Watlington Hoard Event 23 September 2017

Attended

Crowmarsh Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition 23 September 2017

Attended

Surgery Woodcote 23 September 2017

Constituent Chalgrove 22 September 2017

Met

Charlton on Otmoor School 22 September 2017

Attended

Enviornment Agency 20 September 2017

Met

South Stoke School 20 September 2017

Attended

Thame Business Forum 19 September 2017

Attended

Thame Cricket Club 19 September 2017

Attended

Woodcote Parish Council 19 September 2017

Attended

3rd bridge meeting 18 September 2017

Attended

Henley Food Festival 16 September 2017

Attended

Oxon CCG Health Meeting 15 September 2017

Chaired

SELF meeting 14 September 2017

Attended

Thame Mayor's Civic Service 10 Septembr 2017

Attended

Vale House Sandford 10 September 2017

Attended

Henley Show 9 September 2017

Attended

Breast Cancer Wear it Pink 6 September 2017

Attended

Regatta for the Disabled 2 September 2017

Attended

Meeting Prison Officers 23 August 2017

Attended

Meeting County Council 23 August 2017

Attended

Meeting Berinsfield Parish Council 22 August 2017

Attended

Thame Community Market Day 22 August 2017

Attended

Puiblic meeting South Stoke 21 August 2017

Attended and spoke

Meeting with Ewelme Residents 15 August 2017

Attended

Meeting with County Council 15 August 2017

Attended

Surgery Watlington 10 August 2017

Goring Neighbourhood Plan 8 August 2017

Attended

Constituent Goring 8 August 2017

Attended

Meeting GWR and Network Rail 8 August 2017

Attended

Benson Neghbourhood Plan Group 8 August 2017

Attended

Henley surgery 7 August 2017

Attended

Chinnor Parish Council 7 August 2017

Attended

Lighthouse Thame 26 July 2017

Attended

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