In the House

Here you can find Edward Leigh's most recent statements made from the floor of the House of Commons.

Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists | Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill | Commons debates

On 24 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“My hon. Friend is on to a very good point. We are dealing with a powerful issue, and there is not really enough time for us to discuss it today, but let me explain what I want the Bill to do....” read more

Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists | Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill | Commons debates

On 24 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“My hon. Friend speaks with authority and knowledge, so this intervention is a genuine request for information. We have the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to hear from him—I...” read more

Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists | Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill | Commons debates

On 24 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“Why? We are moving into a completely different digital age in which people can set up blogs and Facebook pages. This is just inevitable, and my hon. Friend is slightly living in the past when he...” read more

Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists | Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill | Commons debates

On 24 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“I want to speak directly to my hon. Friend’s amendment in terms of understanding what other local authorities are doing. I see the Minister sitting in his place. We have had hugely...” read more

Inspection of accounting records by journalists and citizen journalists | Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill | Commons debates

On 24 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“I chair the Public Accounts Commission, and we have been looking at the accountability of local government. My hon. Friend makes a good point: the National Audit Office, which audits all central...” read more

London Attacks | Commons debates

On 23 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“As a Back Bencher, it seems to me that both the Prime Minister and the leaders of the opposition parties have set exactly the right tone today and prove that it is values that unite this kingdom....” read more

Business of the House | Commons debates

On 23 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“This is not the day to labour the point—I do not expect the Leader of the House to reply to this in any detail—but when we finally have the long-delayed debate on whether the House...” read more

Engagements | Prime Minister | Commons debates

On 22 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“Can my right hon. Friend confirm that, following the forthcoming debate on the restoration and renewal of Parliament, all Members, including Ministers, will have a completely free vote on what is...” read more

Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions - Health | Commons debates

On 21 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“As the Secretary of State knows, we have a crisis in GP recruitment in rural north Lincolnshire. Does he agree that the best way to enable doctors to get to know our glorious county would be to...” read more

Future of Rail (Passenger Experience) - [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates

On 16 March 2017, Mr. Edward Leigh said:
“Order. I do not think we need to start debating Scottish railways—unless you really want to, Marion Fellows—because I am not sure they are germane.” read more


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