James speaks on a wide range of issues that relate to Braintree and surrounding areas.
James Cleverly speaks in a debate on the Third Reading of the Private Member’s Bill to outlaw Female Genital Mutilation and calls on the Government send a clear message the religious and cultural sensitivities cannot and must not be used as a shield to hide behind when practices such as this are being discussed.
Speaking in a debate on the Trade Bill, James Cleverly seeks a commitment from the Government that it will always drive down tariff barriers where possible while protecting UK industries from unfair and distorted competition from overseas.
Speaking in a debate ahead of the annual vote required for Parliament to give its consent to the existence of the armed forces, James Cleverly highlights recruitment difficulties and calls for the recruitment process to be speeded up and welcomes the fact that now all roles in the military are open to both men and women.
Following the statement on the cancellation of the contract with Seaborne Freight as part of the contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit, James Cleverly asks how MPs could have been given more information about the company’s well-established backers.
James Cleverly questions the Government about employment opportunities for care leavers and specifically efforts to ensure that work coaches are helping care leavers to find the right job for them.