Bill’s recent appearances in Parliament appear below. You can find out more about the debates in question by clicking on the titles:

  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I am pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Minister. I wish she had explained why, under the current legislation, these animal parts were allowed to be imported in the first place, because a licence is required to bring them in; the legislation is already in place. I recognise that this is an emotionally weighted subject. I have had plenty of emails from well-meaning people with kind hearts...
  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I do not really care whether the people who have put their names to the emails have had contact with Safari Club International. They have written to me, and Safari Club International has not. When my constituents write to me, I do not find out who they have been in contact with; I deal with their emails. I will read one to my right hon. Friend in a moment, because I think it will be quite...
  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: But he is wrong. Will my hon. Friend give way?
  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Unfortunately for my hon. and right hon. Friends, Save the Rhino International gave the statistic that, after South Africa allowed the hunting of rhinos, the population went from 1,800 in 1968 to 18,000 in 2018, with black rhinos going from 3,500 in 2004 to 5,500 in 2018. The point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Cities of London and Westminster (Nickie Aiken) is absolutely right.
  • Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Will my hon. Friend explain to the House why the Government are issuing import licences for those CITES-listed creatures?
  • Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: My right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) has proposed a mechanism to ensure fairer treatment for those whose rights or land are subject to acquisition. I declare my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests: I have a wayleave on my little farm, and I receive money for that. It is not a great deal, but it is important to announce that, so that no one hears...
  • Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill (25 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: That is the reason I am here today: the system is skewed to disadvantage rural populations, who carry quite a lot of the burden of energy distribution. What we are looking for is fairness. I praise the work that Western Power does in my constituency to supply homes with the energy that they need. I listened to my right hon. Friend’s speech about National Grid; I could not feel more...
  • Migration (16 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I thank my right hon. Friend for what he is saying and doing on this vital subject. I shall be here all next week, ready to vote for whatever legislative changes are necessary to protect people who need asylum and to defend our country from people who deliberately and wilfully break our laws. So will he please apply the toe of his shoe to the bottoms of the people who need to draft the...
  • Points of Order (3 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The House will no doubt be aware and be as sad as I am about the death of Ronnie Radford yesterday. On 5 February 1972, he scored the goal that became the goal of the year when Hereford United beat Newcastle United in the FA cup third round.
  • Points of Order (3 Nov 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Don’t boo! This is serious. Ronnie Radford was a truly wonderful man who set a tremendous example in his modesty and humbleness. I ask the House to read Brian Viner’s article, which pays proper tribute to this footballing icon. With 19 days to go before the World cup, I congratulate Birmingham on putting up a big screen so that people can enjoy football. I hope that that will happen in...
  • Sale of Property (Sealed Bids) (11 Oct 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale of property by sealed bids; and for connected purposes. The role of Government is to ensure that markets work and that deals are fair and as transparent as possible. We make rules to ensure that unfair exploitation does not occur. That is clearly more important in land and property transactions, as they are usually the...
  • Sewage Pollution (6 Sep 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Thank you for allowing the urgent question, Mr Speaker. My right hon. Friend will be aware that Herefordshire has been under a moratorium for several years now. Herefordshire Council has spent millions of pounds of council tax money buying land around Welsh Water’s sewage works to work as soakaways, yet now I learn that Natural England wants to extend the moratorium to the rest of the...
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I think I can be very confident in predicting that we shall never again hear a Prime Minister describe their phenomenal electoral victory as putting a blue ferret up the trouser leg of the Opposition. Since this Government entered office in 2019 on the back of the Prime Minister’s historic election victory, the world has been turned on its head. Let us not lose sight of what has been thrown...
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I genuinely have no idea what the hon. Gentleman is talking about, probably not for the first time, so I am not going to speculate. I am sure he would agree that motorcycling remains one of the best ways to travel around the capital.
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I will give way, but that will be it.
  • Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (18 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: I agree that none of us is perfect—if we were, this would be a very dangerous game to be in, because there would be very quickly someone pointing out that we are not. It is helpful for our constituents to understand that it is absolutely right for the Opposition to be able to call a confidence vote in the Government at any time. If they made a mistake last week and therefore we are having...
  • Points of Order (13 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: rose—
  • Points of Order (13 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Would you be kind enough to pass on my thanks to Mr Speaker, who wisely and rightly curtailed the debate on special forces during Prime Minister’s Question Time? Those people are the bravest, most wonderful constituents I could ever hope to represent, and the attack on them and on Sir Mark Carleton-Smith by the BBC was without evidence, so...
  • Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster (12 Jul 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Is it not the case that this project may never end, because as things go on breaking and evolving, we will be doing this forever. Therefore my right hon. Friend is right to take it in-house, and to keep the bills low, because my constituents want the potholes in their roads repaired and they want a hospital. They are very happy with this but they are not as bothered about this place as they...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements (22 Jun 2022)
    Bill Wiggin: Hereford Sixth Form College has over 600 students who rely on the trains to get them to their exams this week. What can my right hon. Friend do to ensure that these young people doing their GCSEs and A-levels are not punished by the train strikers?