Speeches in Parliament

National Academy for Social Prescribing

Following the launch of the National Academy for Social Prescribing linking the arts and health sectors Ed asked what the Home Office was doing with the UK's word beating creative industries to help combat crime.  His question can be seen here: 

Human Trafficking

As trade envoy for Vietnam Ed raised the point with the Home Secretary in Parliament that greater cooperation is needed between government departments with regard to migrant trafficking.  His full question can be seen here:  https:

Mobile Phone Masts

Ed asked the Digital Secretary of State to update the House of Commons on any changes to planning regulation for the erection of mobile phone masts.

EU Withdrawal Bill

It is great to have the opportunity to speak in this important debate. Yesterday’s was very entertaining and we did make a piece of fudge, and I am pleased to say that my side of the House got the biggest piece—I just want to put things beyond any doubt.

Customs Union Debate

Ed spoke in the debate on Britain's membership of the Customs Union today. You can watch his full speech here.


Mr Edward Vaizey (Wantage) (Con)

Surgical Mesh

Ed intervened in a debate on surgical mesh in Parliament today, after being contacted by several constituents who had experienced severe complications as a result of its use. 

Watch Ed's intervention here.

Watch the full debate here.

Brexit and the Creative Industries

Ed spoke in Parliament today on the impact of Brexit on our world-leading creative industries.You can watch the speech here. 

Nuclear Safeguards Bill

Ed spoke in parliament today in the debate on the Nuclear Safeguards Bill in support of the Bill and to highlight the importance of Euratom.

Ed Vaizey:

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

Ed intervened in a debate on the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill today to highlight the work done to crackdown on cold-calling.

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Space Industry Bill

Ed spoke today during the debate on the Space Industry Bill, highlighting the work done by Harwell Campus.

Watch the speech here.