Debates

Graham_at_Smith_Square_DebateGraham has in recent months secured a number of debates in Parliament.

In February 2015, Graham led a debate on Voter Engagement following a report by his select committee. The debate looked at issues such as online voting, votes at 16 and improving voter registration and turnout.

More recently, he was able to secure a debate which called for the creation of a National Institute for the Study and Prevention of Child Sex Abuse. The Government are already in the process of setting one up, however they took on board many of Graham's ideas.

 

In the past year, Graham has initiated another three debates in Parliament.

Graham has called for a British Bill of Rights to complement the existing European and UN conventions on Human Rights. Such a Bill would ensure that British values on individual liberty are enshrined in law and that they are unique to our country.

He also initiated a debate on Conflict Decisions and Constitutional Reform which looked at two issues. First at defining Parliament’s role when the country goes to war and that Parliament should be consulted before any decision is taken. Second the debate argued on the need for the UK to have a constitutional convention which would set out more devolution across England.

Tying in with Graham’s Rebalancing project, he held a debate in Westminster Hall on how to improve the prospects of the 14-17 year old Pre-NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training). The aim is to help those who are still in education, providing them with the skills and the advice so they are prepared for the world of work. In doing this, the goal is to reduce the numbers of NEETs aged 18 or older and give our young people a brighter future.

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You can read transcipts of Graham's contributions on the right hand side. Please continue to check this page for future debate transcripts.