Speeches in Parliament

Andrew asks the Government for action on Stormont

This evening Andrew asked the Northern Ireland Secretary for the Government's forward plan for the budget in Stormont in the midst of ongoing political instability in the region.

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Andrew delivers speech on Passchendaele

As the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Centenary of the Great War, it was a privilege to speak in today's debate on the Third Battle of Ypres, a fight which came to epitomise the misery of trench warfare. Andrew said:

Andrew calls for efficiency in NHS drugs

Yesterday, Andrew spoke in the debate on the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, urging caution over a Lords amendment to make the Government control drug prices, and that drugs reach patients soon after being approved.

Andrew questions NHS litigation costs

In a debate on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's new report 'Will the NHS never learn?' held by the Committee's Chair, Bernard Jenkin MP, Andrew asked about the Government's cap on litigation costs.

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Andrew raises concerns over Armed Forces retention figures

This evening, Andrew spoke in the backbench debate on the Armed Forces Covenant 2016 and raised concerns over recent figures which show that the strength of regular and reserve forces are on the decline.

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Andrew speaks in historical Brexit debate

In today's debate on the triggering of Article 50, Andrew spoke of the importance of global trade and military co-operation after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

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Andrew supports new Health Ombudsman

This evening, Andrew spoke in the House to welcome the incoming Parliamentary Administration and Health Service Ombudsman, Robert Behrens, and highlighted the importance of the role in bringing accountability to health services.