This is the speech that I made in parliament on the second day of the debates on the Withdrawal Agreement. I was not able to get through the final few paragraphs as a four-minute time limit was placed on speakers and I had to cut it down on the hoof. To watch my contribution, click here
Some of the trickiest problems we come across relate to getting hold of expensive experimental or relatively new treatments for constituents with rare diseases or illnesses where drug effectiveness has not yet been fully proven.
I made the following speech in a Westminster Hall debate on the persecution of Christians overseas, tabled by Croydon South MP, Chris Philp. The debate was extremely well attended so we were each given only ninety seconds to speak.
A number of constituents have written to me about accessing the Orkambi drug because they or a loved one have cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.
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