Congratulations to Malcolm Harbour MEP on his CBE

I have worked with Malcolm for many years, both via EURIM (now the Digital Policy Alliance) of which he has been a Director since shortly after its formation and via the Conservative Technology Forum (which he chaired through the dog days of opposition).

I have long been amazed at his patience, courteousness (including with me when I have shown my dark side or failed to deliver what I have agreed), his grasp of both detail and context and his quiet determination. Malcolm now chairs the planning and review meetings of the DPA Digital Single Market stream himself and I look forward to seeing serious progress over the year ahead as this mark of support and respect, for his achievements to date and for those to come, encourages those in industry and the various consumer and citizen interest groups to work together to achieve results and not just make noise.