Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons and Courts Bill (23 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what consideration was given to including punishment as a purpose of prisons in clause 1(2) of the Prisons and Courts Bill.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Rural Areas (23 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 15 March 2017, Official Report, column 144WH, if the proposed creation of super-hubs in rural areas means the closure of local practice buildings to be replaced with new larger buildings.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Freedom of Speech: Student Campuses (20 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: If she will make it her policy to issue guidance to higher education institutions on ensuring freedom of speech for students on campuses.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Freedom of Speech: Student Campuses (20 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: Notwithstanding the obligations under section 43 of the 1986 Act, does the Minister believe that action is needed to safeguard universities as places of free speech and challenging ideas?

Primary Care: North Essex — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: My hon. Friend, as so often, is absolutely spot on. His judgment is impeccable. The failure to provide people with the primary care they need when they need it means that more people then tend to go to A&E departments. The people who run the ambulance service tell me that that then causes a bottleneck in A&E, which has a knock-on effect on ambulance response times. Many of the...

Primary Care: North Essex — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: I beg to move, That this House has considered primary care in North Essex. I am grateful for the opportunity to have this debate. We face a serious problem of primary care provision in our corner of Essex. To put it bluntly, there are not enough GPs. In my part of Essex, there are three local GP surgeries, which are not taking on any new patients at all. Those fortunate enough to be...

Primary Care: North Essex — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (14 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely spot on. This is a cumulative problem that has been allowed to get worse over decades—perhaps a generation or more. I am often struck how some of the GP surgeries in my constituency are located in what started out as residential houses built in the 1930s. There has simply not been the investment that was needed over a long period of time. That is also...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Credit (13 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support small and medium-sized enterprises in accessing extended credit terms.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: China: Guided Weapons (13 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Chinese DF-21D missile.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment (13 Mar 2017)
Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Clause 4, Part 2 of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013.


Latest news

14 MAR 2017

Douglas leads debate on primary care in North Essex

Today, I challenged Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, David Mowat MP, about the poor state of primary...


13 MAR 2017

Clacton MP to urge action on GP surgeries

Local MP Douglas Carswell will this week ask ministers about the poor state of general practice provision in Clacton. In a Westminster Hall...


01 MAR 2017

Take action against public drunks, urges MP

Local MP Douglas Carswell has written to both Tendring District Council and Essex police asking that action be taken to reduce public...