Archives: Speeches and Debates

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: February 1, 2018

Priti Patel leads debate on planning and development in the Witham constituency

Priti Patel leads Parliamentary debate on planning and development issues in the Witham constituency and calls on the Government to embrace localism to enable local communities to deliver sustainable housing developments supported by new infrastructure and public services. Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) I am grateful to the Speaker for granting …

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Priti Patel asks Brexit Secretary about value of UK share of EU assets

Priti Patel asks the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union about Britain’s share of EU assets and negotiating the return of Britain’s investment over the past 45 years. Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) T6. Over the last 45 years, British taxpayers have had far too much of their money taken …

Posted on: January 23, 2018

Priti Patel calls for closer working between businesses and training programmes

Priti Patel highlights the importance of working with businesses to develop relevant skills and training programmes and calls for a review of the Apprenticeship Levy to provide more flexibility in training courses. Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship this morning, Mr Paisley. I …

Posted on: January 21, 2018

Priti Patel calls for review of criminal justice system’s support for victims

Priti Patel calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to review the criminal justice system support for victims.​ Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) T1. If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. [903473] The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor (Mr David Gauke) The Worboys case has made …

Posted on: January 18, 2018

Priti Patel calls for investment in Essex transport infrastructure

Priti Patel calls on the Transport Secretary to back transport infrastructure projects in Essex such as the rail loop north of Witham, the A12 and the A120. Priti Patel The Secretary of State will be aware that Essex adds over £35 billion to the economy; but our businesses that want …

Posted on: December 12, 2017

Priti Patel calls for changes to society lotteries legislation

Priti Patel backs calls to change the restrictive legislation on society lotteries, which is currently in place to protect the National Lottery monopoly, in order to promote choice and competition and support our local charities which could see huge benefits. Priti Patel (Witham) (Con) It is a delight to be …

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