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Feb2018
“This is an important step forward for Barne Barton in getting some local pharmacy provision into the area.“I know that Pat Patel has very much been the driving force on this project and I have tried to support him as best I can in both my dealings with NHSE and ... Read More
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Jan2018
Conservatives MPs from Devon and Cornwall last night held a heated meeting with the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, delivering an ultimatum which asked for written assurances over future investment in the South West’s rail network ahead of the second reading of the Government’s much heralded HS2 Bill.Over the weekend, Johnny ... Read More
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Jan2018
Earlier this week, following heavy lobby in both the corridors of Westminster and through very public media channels, Conservative MPs achieved the breakthrough many had been waiting for.Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, reversed an earlier statement by National Security Adviser, Mark Sedwill, that the current defence and security review would be ... Read More
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Jan2018
A note from Johnny…
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Hello Plymouth!A very busy start to the new year in Plymouth, and Christmas seems such long time ago already. I've been working hard to shape the national defence on issues like our health service, defence spending and infrastructure in Plymouth. We are a brilliant City, pioneering different ways of doing things in ... Read More
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Jan2018
Though the NHS has been at the centre of this country’s identity for many years now, I believe that assuring its ongoing success and excellence is now the issue of our generation. I am determined that the UK continues to be a world leader in the provision of health ... Read More
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Jan2018
The improvements, worth just over £67 million in total, will mean opportunities in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Marlow in Buckinghamshire, Newton in Nottinghamshire, Cumbria and Plymouth.Highways England is making a £16.6 million contribution towards the schemes from its Growth and Housing Fund, alongside private sector developer contributions and other public funding ... Read More
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Jan2018
The improvements, worth just over £67 million in total, will mean opportunities in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Marlow in Buckinghamshire, Newton in Nottinghamshire, Cumbria and Plymouth.Highways England is making a £16.6 million contribution towards the schemes from its Growth and Housing Fund, alongside private sector developer contributions and other public funding ... Read More
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Dec2017
An ambitious plan to provide opportunity on every young person’s doorstep and help make Britain a country fit for the future has been unveiled today (Thursday 14 December) by Education Secretary Justine Greening.In a speech at the inaugural Reform social mobility conference, the Education Secretary pointed to the success of government ... Read More
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Dec2017
A scheme designed to protect the state pensions of military wives has failed to reach more than four in five of its target group, according to a Freedom of Information reply from HMRC obtained by mutual insurer Royal London. Each woman who misses out could lose around £30,000 in state pension ... Read More
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Dec2017
Today Johnny Mercer Member of Parliament for Plymouth Moor View has committed to JOIN THE PACT with Johnnie Walker to never drink and drive and is urging constituents to join in signing the anti-drink drive pledge.JOIN THE PACT is a global responsible drinking programme run by Johnnie Walker owner Diageo since 2008 ... Read More
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Dec2017
Mr Mercer has pledged his support for a national campaign to get more young people into engineering, joining government and industry in a united effort to tackle a major skills gap.The Year of Engineering, which launches in January, will see government work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the ... Read More
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Dec2017
TOP LINES ON THE UK - EU AGREEMENT Today, the UK and EU negotiating teams issued a joint report on the progress they have made on the three areas covered in the first phase of negotiations. The President ... Read More
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Nov2017
NEW INQUIRYTHE ROYAL MARINES AND UK AMPHIBIOUS CAPABILITYIn July 2017, the Government announced that it would be initiating a National Security Capability Review to ‘refresh’ the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), on the basis that the threats to the UK had intensified and changed since 2015.  Unconfirmed reports ... Read More
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Nov2017
Today, 24th November, newly appointed Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, announced changes to the Type-23 base-porting arrangements that will see all eight Type-23 Anti-Submarine Frigates now based at Devonport.The announcement comes as the Defence Secretary is on a visit to Plymouth, specifically HMNB Devonport, where he is expected to be ... Read More
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Nov2017
I am aware that there is high feeling and concern over New Clause 30 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and I wanted to set out my position.As part of our domestic law [Animal Welfare Act 2006] if an animal is capable of experiencing pain and suffering, it is by definition ... Read More
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