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John Redwood speaks about Corporation Tax in the Finance Bill debate

Speaking in yesterday’s debate on the Finance Bill, John Redwood warned that we need to look beyond the current trough of the recession and recognise the seriousness of the threat to British industry from other G20 countries. He recommended cutting Corporation Tax to 25% as a basic first step, but said further cuts to 20% […]

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John Redwood welcomes u-turn on mobility benefit for blind people

Wokingham MP John Redwood has welcomed a Government decision that allows blind people to receive a benefit called the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance. This is a small sum of money to help disabled people with extra mobility costs, such as taxis or private hire vehicles. Currently, blind people are excluded from […]

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John Redwood criticises the Government’s approach to saving

Speaking during the debate on the Saving Gateway Accounts Bill in the House of Commons earlier this week, John Redwood strongly criticised the Government’s record on savings. In his speech, he questioned whether new measures to promote saving would have any effect, given that interest rates for savers are so low. He also highlighted the […]

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John Redwood exposes Government hypocrisy on aviation

Wokingham MP John Redwood has criticised the Government’s hypocrisy over aviation after several Whitehall departments refused to reveal how many flights have been taken by Ministers and civil servants over the last few years. In a series of Parliamentary Questions, John asked how many flights have been taken by Ministers and their officials in the […]

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John Redwood cautiously optimistic over Equitable Life

Wokingham’s MP has welcomed last week’s response by the Government to the Ombudsman’s report into the collapse of Equitable Life, but expressed concern that policyholders may still not receive adequate compensation in a timely manner. In a statement to the House of Commons last week, the Government acknowledged that maladministration did take place, and that […]

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John Redwood criticises Equitable Life delays

John Redwood has expressed disappointment at the Government’s announcement that they will not be publishing their response to the Ombudsman’s report into Equitable Life until later in the New Year. During Business Questions in the House of Commons last week, the Leader of the House announced that the Government would give their response to the […]

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Wokingham MP gets connected with Facebook

Wokingham MP John Redwood has signed up to the online social networking site Facebook to make it easier for his constituents to keep up to date with what he is doing locally and in Parliament on their behalf. John joins a number of other Conservative MPs who have signed up for the service, and which […]

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John Redwood’s Christmas message for 2008

Don’t let this nasty recession wreck your Christmas. One of the things I most like about the Christmas break is you have time to do more homely things for yourself, and more time to think of others. So often what people want is some company and thoughtfulness rather than expensive presents. The comfort of the […]

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John Redwood contributes to Queen’s Speech debate

During yesterday’s debate on the Queen’s Speech, John Redwood called on the Government to re-visit the banking package and also look again at the regulatory framework in order to get credit flowing again. He also called for Parliament to be given greater opportunity to hold the Government to account, and consider the laws and statutory […]

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Winnersh Primary School pupil wins John Redwood’s Christmas Card competition

A Christmas painting by Winnersh Primary School pupil Sam Pulleyn, aged 8, has been chosen as the picture that will be used on the front of Wokingham MP John Redwood’s parliamentary Christmas cards. Sam’s picture was chosen by a panel of two judges as the winning entry in the annual Wokingham Christmas Card Competition, in […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. 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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