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John Redwood’s Christmas Message for 2011

The Rt Hon John Redwood MP has released his Christmas Message for 2011: “We need some mid winter magic this year. There is a warming familiarity as the tinsel and the trees, the holly and the baubles appear in shops and homes. For children there is instant wonder as they see these things for the […]

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Text of the Prime Minister's Speech on Immigration, 10 Oct

Today I want to talk about what we are doing to get a grip on immigration into our country. I know the sense out there is that mass migration is inevitable in a globalised society and a modern economy and as a result it’s all too difficult for one country to control its own borders. […]

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High streets get a boost from fairer parking in Wokingham

John Redwood, MP for Wokingham, has welcomed new measures to provide more car parking spaces in town centres. Anti-car red tape imposed by Labour is being scrapped, tackling the parking misery faced by shoppers. Centrally-imposed limits on town centre parking spaces will be removed, helping to provide a big boost to struggling high streets and […]

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Question Time and Prison warders

            I am receiving a number of emails about the retirement age for prison warders.           I sought to make it clear on Question Time that there are two possible answers to the problem of  later retirement for prison warders. The first is they may negotiate a general exemption from the  later retirement age. […]

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John Redwood has received an update from the Ministry of Defence on the future of Arborfield Garrison

John Redwood has received a reply from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) about Arborfield Garrison. In his letter the Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox forecasts the closure of the garrison by 2015 and the disposal of the site. He says the MOD are in negotiation over how much they might contribute to […]

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John Redwood welcomes measures to reduce the disruption of future water mains renewals by South East Water

John Redwood has welcomed news that South East Water is now exploring a number of alternative methods for use in relation to future water mains renewal works in Wokingham. Following the significant disruption caused after continued road closures took place earlier this month in Finchampstead Road and Easthampstead Road/Heathlands Road, John wrote to South East […]

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John Redwood cautiously welcomes flood prevention measures by the Environment Agency

Wokingham MP John Redwood has welcomed news that the Environment Agency is to carry out work at the River Loddon to reduce the risk of flooding. However, he warns that the agency is still playing a reactive game, and that it needs to be much more proactive in removing the causes of flood water from […]

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John Redwood welcomes clarification of householders’ liability when clearing snow from outside their homes

John Redwood has welcomed confirmation from the Government that householders who clear snow from the pavements outside their homes are unlikely to face any legal liability should someone slip or have an accident. In response to a letter sent by John to the Department for Transport seeking clarification on the legal risks to homeowners, Sadiq […]

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Department of Children, Schools and Families responds to John Redwood’s petition on the Badman Report

Last December, John Redwood tabled a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of his constituents asking the Government to think again about the Badman Report into home education. The report recommended the regulation and inspection of parents who educate their children at home. Many parents in Wokingham were concerned at the onerous nature […]

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John Redwood raises Wokingham flooding and water management issues in Parliament

Speaking at the Bill Committee stage of the Flooding and Water Management Bill on the 2nd February, John Redwood sought detailed answers from the Government on a number of flooding and water management issues that have been raised by his constituents in Wokingham. The week before the debate on the Bill, John drew the Secretary […]

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  • About John Redwood

    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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