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The Bank shifts its ground on QE

  The explanations of the purpose of QE and its method working have changed over the years of its use. In the second quarter of 2009, explaining why it had embarked on a large £200 bn programme of QE, the Bank said: “The introduction of large scale asset purchase using central bank money or QE […]

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Maiden Place Post Office

I have been told by the Post Office that they have found a potential new postmaster and premises  for a Maiden Place post office.  The Post Office will launch a consultation next month. If this results in approval by the local community the Office can open in the early part of next year. I will […]

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The UK should decline to pay the extra EU tax

The answer is No. We do not impose extra tax on people for past years after the year is settled. Nor do we intend to pay them.

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The four freedoms of the EU

  We are being reminded that members of the EU have to obey the four freedoms, the freedom of movement of capital, people, goods and service provision. These should come as no surprise to us, as they were in the original Treaty of Rome. They are not some new addition from more recent federalising treaties. […]

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Update on M4 improvements and motorway noise

I have been asked to remind residents about the state of play on M4 motorway noise and improvements. The central government is responsible for the M4 as it is a national route. Wokingham Council is responsible for the A329 M and other local roads. This year the government has announced its intention to turn the […]

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The UK needs a wage rise

This is a potentially  popular campaign  which need not be the monopoly of the Unions. The main aim of Conservative policy is to encourage and foster an economic recovery which will raise real wages and living standards for the many. I am all in favour of people getting on in the world, being promoted, getting […]

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More apprenticeships for Wokingham

  Over the last financial  year 1830 people locally started apprenticeships. This takes the total to 8580 since April 2010. Unemployment in the  Wokingham constituency is below 1%. It is good news that many more young people are gaining access to skills and job opportunities through the expanded apprenticeship schemes. The Conservatives wish to provide 3 […]

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Flood grants available for small businesses and homes flooded last winter

I have received the enclosed letter from the Communities Secretary: Leaders of local authorities Affected by winter 2013-14 flooding 22 October 2014   Dear Colleague, Flood Recovery Progress Last winter was the wettest for 250 years, and large areas of the country experienced flooding on an unprecedented scale. Local authorities, households and businesses were all […]

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South East water offers grants to local projects and charities

I have received a letter today from South East Water: There’s only a few days left for charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Wokingham to apply to South East Water’s Community Chest Fund. The water company opened its community giving programme last month and is getting ready to donate £30,000 to local good causes after […]

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Letter from Heathrow Airport re noise trial

I attach a reply from the CEO of Heathrow Airport about the current flight path trials. You can view the letter here: Heathrow – Future Airspace Strategy.22.10.14.  

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    John Redwood has been the Member of Parliament for Wokingham since 1987. First attending Kent College, Canterbury, he graduated from Magdalen College, and has a DPhil from All Souls, Oxford. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.
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