Speeches in Parliament

Laura's question to Justice Secretary on Probation Services

Across Kent we have some brilliant community rehabilitation providers. Following the Justice Secretary’s statement yesterday that the probation services in England and Wales will be fully restored to public ownership and control,

Laura's speech in the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Second Reading

Today I spoke in the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Second Reading in the House of Commons. I have voiced in the chamber previously my long standing concerns with standard determinate sentences (where you are automatically released at a point in your sentence) for serious crimes.

Laura's question to Home Secretary on Public Order

Earlier this week I asked the Home Secretary to bring forward practical steps to ensure the remaining racial inequalities in our society are addressed. We must not let the violence of a minority overshadow the cause that the majority were peacefully protesting on.