Archives: Speeches and Debates

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 Patel raises Hatfield Peverel planning decision in House of Commons

Published on 23rd July 2019

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on the Government to reflect on the decisions taken to grant planning permission for development on two sites in Hatfield Peverel earlier this month. Criticising the decision in the House of Commons during questions to Housing, Communities and Local Government Ministers (22.07.19), Priti expressed …

Priti calls on Transport Ministers to back A12 and A120 schemes

Published on 23rd July 2019

Witham MP Priti Patel has called on ministers in the Department for Transport to support the campaign to invest in the A120 dualling scheme and to progress the A12 widening scheme as soon as possible. During questions in the House of Commons to transport ministers last week, Priti raised the …

Call for key road and rail investment in Essex raised in Commons

Published on 16th July 2019 Published in General News

During oral Parliamentary questions in the House of Commons (16.07.19), Witham MP Priti Patel has called on Government Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to join her campaign to secure investment in new rail infrastructure on the Great Eastern Main Line and for funding to dual …

Priti backs independent deterrent to defend freedom and democracy

Published on 11th April 2019 Published in General NewsPublished in Local News

Witham MP Priti Patel has spoken in support of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent capabilities during a debate in the House of Commons. It has been fifty years since the continuous at sea nuclear deterrent became operational and during the debate Priti stated: “When we speak about freedom, our independent at …

East of England Economy Debate

Published on 11th October 2018

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and to join the debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for ​Waveney (Peter Aldous) and all colleagues who have spoken on being strong advocates for the east of England. In so many areas, we have common ground. …

Agriculture Bill Second Reading

Published on 11th October 2018

I am delighted to speak in the debate, and I broadly welcome the Bill. The sheer number of Members who have participated means that there will be a lot of scrutiny, which is of course a good thing. As an Essex MP, I have the privilege of representing a part …

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