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Urgent Question on Calais Jungle

Genuine refugees fleeing danger should stay in the country they come to first and not have to be taken to the UK to be processed, an MP has said.

Shipley MP Philip Davies questioned Home Secretary Amber Rudd on why people would need to come to Britain given France is a safe country.

Broadband for Burley in Wharfedale

Residents and businesses in Burley in Wharfedale look set to benefit from superfast broadband coverage after an MP lobbied telecoms giant Virgin.

BT Public Meeting

Residents in Burley and Wharfedale will be able to question BT bosses about broadband coverage at an open meeting next week.

Teaching Qualifications in Secondary Schools

Thousands of pupils across the country are being taught by teachers who do not have a degree in their specialist subject and more than one in five teaching English or Maths have no relevant post A-level qualification, an MP has uncovered.

BBC

If the BBC is as fantastic as some people seem to think there would be no need for a law forcing people to pay for a licence, according to an MP.

Local MP most active on Local Government Issues

Shipley MP Philip Davies has written more letters to the department responsible for planning and local government than any other MP.

The Department for Communities and Local Government said Mr Davies has sent 132 correspondence to ministers since the 2015 general election.

Defence Questions

AN MP has accused the government of stooping to low levels of scaremongering by claiming British security would be put at risk if Britain voted to leave European Union.

Point of Order: Boundary Changes

Any plans to reduce the number of MPs across the country must be mirrored with a reduction in numbers of Government Ministers, Shipley MP Philip Davies said.

Proposed boundary changes to Parliamentary constituencies would see numbers reduced from 650 MPs across the country to 600.

Extending the unduly lenient criteria

Government must fulfil its election promise to extend the number of crimes where a sentence handed down by judges can be challenged if deemed too lenient after a radical preacher was handed just 66 months in prison, an MP has warned.

Grammar Schools

People across Bradford must be able to access the best grammar schools and they must not be kept for the Tory shires, Philip Davies has warned.