20th February 2013

 

A British Conservative MEP has been chosen to spearhead the fight by Euro-MPs to stop the Parliament's so-called travelling circus of meetings switching between Brussels and Strasbourg.

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18th February 2013

I recently visited the Bristol Credit Union (BCU) to learn more about this local banking provider. The Bristol Credit Union was formed after the merger of four smaller credit unions and has been at its current location for over 5 years. They now have over 9000 members and are continuing to grow every month.

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15th February 2013

 

I was delighted to visit Guide Dogs for the Blind at their regional headquarters in Exeter to discuss EU proposals on vehicle noise levels that would affect everyone’s safety, in particular blind and partially sighted pedestrians.

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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.

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8th February 2013


In the run-up to crucial budget negotiations in Brussels today South West MEP, Ashley Fox, has condemned French President François Hollande's support for the wasteful travelling circus. The practice of the European Parliament shuttling between two cities costs the taxpayer an estimated €200M a year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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23rd January 2013

 

I warmly congratulate the Prime Minister for setting out a clear vision of what Britain’s future relationship with the European Union should be, and committing to putting the final say on our membership to the British public.

 

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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.

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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.

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