13th February 2013
With the horsemeat scandal still engulfing the food industry I met with Devon based farmers near Exeter earlier this week. At a well attended meeting, organised by the NFU, local farmers voiced their concerns regarding the problems facing British food producers, the proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the impact that 12 months of almost constant rain is having on the food chain.
8th February 2013
1st February 2013
The Government has announced that Airbus is soon to receive £1.4million investment from its Regional Growth Fund, leading to the creation of 200 jobs in Filton. The funding will be used for a training programme designed to grow Britain’s world-leading engineering capabilities.
29th January 2013
I am happy to say that last week I, and my Conservative Colleagues, voted to approve legislation that will help protect healthcare patients and the medical industry.
25th January 2013
The Welsh Labour Government’s announcement in December of its intention to purchase Cardiff Airport from its private owners, TBI, has received widespread criticism.
21st January 2013
The European Parliament today voted to approve new legislation aimed at restricting the influence of Credit Ratings Agencies (CRAs). The new laws will impose a rotation regime on certain categories of work and set a strict timetable for when and how often agencies may issue judgments of sovereign debt.
13th December 2013
I am bitterly disappointed that the Fox Amendment, which reduced the number of times that the European Parliament had to decamp to Strasbourg, has been ruled unconstitutional by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The ECJ issued its verdict based on an appeal by France and Luxembourg against the Fox amendment this morning.
5th December 2012
I was delighted to hear in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement that the A30 is to be dualled at Temple, north of Bodmin. Dualling this stretch of road will improve communication links to Cornwall. This will help the Cornish economy grow.