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Summer Adjournment Debate- Ceramics

In the Summer Adjournment debate I proudly shouted about how ceramics past, present and future.

I raised again how it is not right that the government and the Prime Ministers countryside retreat, Chequers, isn’t packed with Stoke-on-Trent tableware.

Stoke Ceramics going Global

It was a pleasure to virtually meet the Minister for Trade Policy, Greg Hands,  today with Stoke-on-Trent Central colleague Jo Gideon MP, to discuss the support the Department for International Trade have and can give for the cermaics industry.

We also discussed:

BBC Over 75 TV Licence

Today I asked the Minister for Media and Data, John Whittingdale, that if the BBC don’t honour their commitment, made in 2015 to provide free TV licence’s for the over 75’s, then we must act in haste to decriminalise non-payment of the licence fee and, at the next Charter review, scrap the licenc

Ceramics and Future Trade Deals

In the debate this week on the Trade Bill, I intervened on the Minsiter for Trade Policy to say that the fact Japan want an enhanced trade deal, is something to be excited about, not a doomsayer like those on the benches opposite.

The fourth largest export market for ceramics is Japan.

Law and Order in Stoke North

Last week I held a face to face catch up with Chief Inspector Mark Barlow, Neighbourhood Policing Commander for Stoke North.

Trade Bill, The NHS and the truth

Lots of queries about the Trade Bill, so whilst I've already said that these amendments about the NHS were just party political games, let me prove this to you using some text from the Bill itself.

Great Pottery Thrown Down

Earlier this month I wrote the Channel 4, urging them to continue filming the The Great British Pottery Throw Down at Middleport Pottery.

COVID-19 Test Result

As promised I thought I would share my test results, which I got within 24 hours, from the drive thru test at the bet365 Stadium.

I’m pleased to say it came back negative, as I expected.

Please make sure you get tested if you, a family member or a loved one, is ever concerned.

The BBC must deliver for Over75's

I have expressed time and again that I believe the BBC has a lot to answer for and I personally favour decriminalising non payment of the Licence Fee as soon as possible, and at the next BBC Charter Review for 2027, I believe the Licence Fee should be scrapped.