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Priti can be regularly seen in the House of Commons speaking up on behalf of her constituents and commenting on national issues. Priti asks questions to Government Ministers, makes speeches on important issues and contributes to the work of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which she is a member of.

Posted on: May 23, 2018

Priti asks Prime Minister about stem cell transplants for leukaemia patients

The Prime Minister knows that stem cell transplants are the only lifeline for leukaemia patients. Tragically, children such as five-year-old Kaiya and 11-year-old Rajie, whose families are in Parliament today for a donor awareness event, have only a 21% chance of finding a donor match because there are simply not …

Posted on: May 21, 2018

Priti asks Government for more support for training places

Training opportunities are vital to boosting social mobility, because they help to get people into work. What is the Secretary of State doing to work with recruitment agencies, such as Prime Appointments in Witham, to enable more people to get into work, especially those in part-time work or on universal …

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Priti calls for Apprenticeship levy reform

What changes is the Minister considering to ensure that the apprenticeship levy can be used to fund the type of training schemes and shorter courses that employers are demanding and which will help to get more people back into work?

Posted on: April 17, 2018

Priti brings forward debate on health services in Essex

I beg to move, That this House has considered health services in Essex. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth. I am grateful to the Speaker for granting me this debate. I thank the Minister for his time, and I welcome him; I suspect that he …

Posted on: April 17, 2018

Priti speaks out against anti-Semitism and racism

I start by paying tribute to our colleagues, the hon. Members for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth), for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) and for Bassetlaw (John Mann), for their sheer determination and the courage with which they have spoken today. It is with a great sense of sadness and anger that …

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Priti questions Prime Minister about Syrian atrocities

There are no words to describe the appalling nature of the humanitarian disaster that confronts Syria, which is why I commend my right hon. Friend for the strong action that she has taken and the support she is giving to the Syrian people. Will she assure the House that in …

Posted on: March 22, 2018

Priti calls on CPS to do more for victims of crime

Will my hon. and learned Friend explain to my constituent, who was violently assaulted and received horrific life-changing injuries in an awful crime, exactly how the CPS is supporting victims of crime? In this case, the perpetrator of the attack received 22 months in prison and was released early, and …

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Priti questions Government over supply teacher costs

The cost of advertising for teachers and the cost of supply teachers, especially through agencies, are putting strain on school funding and budgets. What action are the Government taking to ensure that more money goes to the education frontline and less on bureaucracy?

Posted on: March 13, 2018

Priti Patel welcomes Budget which supports aspiration, opportunity and freedom

Priti Patel congratulates the Chancellor on the Budget which supports aspiration, opportunity and freedom and in particular new capital investment in the NHS and support for house building and small businesses. Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) It is a real pleasure to follow the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson); …

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