Finance Bill - NC 26

"I was pleased to add my name in support of amendment NC26 to the Finance Bill which calls for a review of the loan charge. It’s unfair retrospective nature is causing great distress for many of my constituents.


The recent report of the UN fact finding mission on crimes against the Rohingya people was deeply disturbing.

Food Labelling

I fully appreciate the importance of this issue, given the £200 billion UK consumers spend each year on food, drink and catering services. Consumer confidence is more important in this industry than in any other, and is key to the integrity of the supply chain.

Written Question: Loan Charges


To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that those affected by the 2019 loan charge are not forced into bankruptcy by the repayments. (200150)

Tabled on: 07 December 2018

Answer - Mel Stride:

Nursing bursaries

The NHS relies on a well-trained workforce to deliver the best possible care for patients. It is crucial to ensure the NHS workforce can be renewed with a regular supply of staff, including nurses. 

Protection of Journalists

I would like to assure you that the UK is strongly committed to the promotion of media freedom and the protection of journalists.

Opinion-Foreign Aid Spending

A number of newspaper articles have reported claims that misrepresent or inaccurately portray projects supported by the UK, or focus on projects that are no longer funded.

EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the environment

I have always been clear on the need to ensure that our environment is protected after we leave the EU. Our natural environment is precious and fragile and I believe that we must do everything we can to ensure that it is properly managed.

Written Question: Fraud Risk from Information on Companies House


To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to reduce the risk of fraud from the availability of personal information on the Companies House database. (200149)

Tabled on: 07 December 2018