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Prior to her appointment as Home Secretary, Priti regularly spoke in the House of Commons on behalf of her constituents and commenting on national issues. She continues to regularly raise constituent concerns on local and national issues with Government Ministers via written letters.


Priti asks Government for more support for training places

Published on 21st May 2018

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 …

Priti calls for Apprenticeship levy reform

Published on 14th May 2018

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?

Priti brings forward debate on health services in Essex

Published on 17th April 2018

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 …

Priti speaks out against anti-Semitism and racism

Published on 17th April 2018

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 …

Priti questions Prime Minister about Syrian atrocities

Published on 16th April 2018

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 …

Priti calls on CPS to do more for victims of crime

Published on 22nd March 2018

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 …

Priti questions Government over supply teacher costs

Published on 19th March 2018

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?

Priti Patel welcomes Budget which supports aspiration, opportunity and freedom

Published on 13th March 2018

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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