Speeches in Parliament

Jo presses Government again on Orpington fast service

Jo Johnson, MP for Orpington, urged to Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening to look into the lack of fast trains to and from Orpington Station at peak hours. Jo Johnson, MP for Orpington, urged to Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening to look into the lack of fast trains to and from Orpington Station at peak hours. 

Jo debates appointment of Governor of Bank of England

Joseph Johnson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) on his extraordinary luck in topping the private Members' ballot not once but twice, and on choosing this important subject from among the many that must have competed for his attention.

Jo urges human rights element in EU-India trade deal

Joseph Johnson: I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on securing this timely debate. I will be brief. As hon. Members will know, the EU and India are five years into negotiating a complex free trade agreement in which the issue of human rights will soon rear its head.

Jo praises consituent in Commons for tireless campaign on sleep disorder

Joseph Johnson: Will the hon. Lady join me in congratulating one of my constituents, Carole Upcraft of Orpington, for her tireless and much-needed campaign to alert us to the dangers of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea, and to the need for early identification screening of drivers, particularly heavy goods vehicle drivers?

Jo seeks safeguards for financial sector in event of euro banking union

Joseph Johnson: Many residents in Orpington work in financial services and make a big contribution to the success of this country's biggest export sector. Can the Secretary of State say what safeguards the UK financial services sector might need in the event of steps towards banking union in the eurozone and fiscal compact countries?

Jo urges PM to fast track EU-US free trade deal

Joseph Johnson: In the absence of progress towards a global trade deal through the Doha round, an EU-US deal could be a decent second-best if it meaningfully reduced tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade.

Jo hails UK manufacturing turnaround

Jo Johnson: Britain has just posted its first quarterly trade surplus in cars since the 1975 nationalisation of British Leyland by one of the last Labour governments.