James in Parliament

Thursday 13th July 2017
James asks the Rail Minister about the simplification of information for rail tickets

What steps his Department is taking to simplify ticketing information for rail passengers? - to watch James' question in full please click here

James asks the Secretary of State for Transport about boosting business opportunities in and around regional airports
With Southend airport booming, there are great opportunities for associated business parks and businesses around that expanding airport. Will the Secretary of State agree to look at how we can expand business around successful regional airports - to watch James' question in full please click here

Wednesday 12th July 2017
James asks the Secretary of State about Government aid programmes in Africa during the International Development questions

In welcoming the fab decision by the Prime Minister to appoint a joint Minister from the Department for International Development and the Foreign Office to ​sub-Saharan Africa, will the Secretary of State confirm what her priorities are for driving forward Her Majesty’s Government’s priorities in Africa, rather than just DFID and FCO priorities? - to watch the question in full please click here

Tuesday 11th July 2017
James makes an intervention during Foreign & Commonwealth department questions 

The policy of incremental engagement with Zimbabwe is obviously the best—sometimes an unpalatable best—policy, but will the Minister consider visiting Zimbabwe in the near term, as that would be a great step forward and would perhaps put the UK in a better position for the relationship in the longer term? - to see James' intervention in full please click here

Thursday 6th July 2017 
James takes part in the International Trade debate on the UK leaving the European Union
To watch James' full participation in the debate please click here

James asks about the future of trade between the UK and other countries of the Commonwealth post Brexit
What recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other Commonwealth countries on the future of trade and investment between the UK and those countries? - to see James' question in full please click here

Wednesday 5th July 2017
James makes an intervention at Prime Minister's Questions
To watch James' full intervention please click here

Tuesday 4th July 2017
James ask the Schools Minister about education funding

At the beginning of the consultation period, every school in Southend was going to lose out, but he listened, and that is no longer the case—there is more funding overall. However, will he look specifically at bulge funding where there is a need in the medium term but not the long term to provide extra places? - to watch James' question in full please click here 

Monday 3rd July 2017
James asks the Home Secretary about plans to collaborate Police and Fire services

What steps her department is taking to encourage greater collaboration between police and fire services - to watch the question in full please click here

Thursday 29th June 2017
James asks the Leader of the House if there could be a debate on A&E services at Southend Hospital

May we have time for a debate on accident and emergency services, specifically those in Southend, to assure constituents that any decision on A&E will be clinically led? - to see James' full question please click here

Monday 26th June 2017
James makes an intervention of the statement regarding the agreement reached between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

In welcoming the additional votes that the DUP brings, may I criticise the Government for not being bold enough? As Labour Front Benchers move to the Back Benches, and its Back Benchers move to the Front Bench, a lot of Labour Members are left disaffected, as a number of them do not identify themselves as Leninists or Marxists—and many not even as socialists. Could we send out a warm offer to those discontented Opposition Members to vote with us in the Lobby to deliver this Queen’s Speech? - to see James' intervention in full please click here

Wednesday 21st June 2017
James is sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Rochford & Southend East following the General Election
To see James being sworn in please click here