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Emmbrook triumphs in the Wokingham Schools Debating Competition

Emmbrook School has walked away with the John Redwood Cup for debating for the second year in a row, following the hotly-contested final of the Wokingham Schools Debating Competition on Friday the 28th November at Wokingham Town Hall. After a hard fought contest on the subject of “This House believes the Government has created the […]

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Figures on Government correspondence reveal no major demand for Identity Cards

In a speech to the Social Market Foundation earlier this month, the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claimed that “as she goes round the country, she regularly has people coming up to her and saying they don’t want to wait” to be issued with the Government’s new Identity Cards. The Government has suggested that there is […]

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John Redwood presses Government on borrowing figures

During yesterday’s questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer after the announcement of the Pre-Budget Report, John Redwood highlighted the staggering levels of debt we are now seeing in the economy, and pressed the Government to be more transparent about its borrowing. John was also very critical of the fact that there was no proper […]

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Emmbrook and the Willink battle it out to be debating champions

The Emmbrook School and the Willink were the winners of the semi-final of the Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition, held last week on Thursday the 20th November at Wokingham Town Hall. In a series of lively debates chaired by the Rt. Hon John Redwood MP, who organises the competition for local schools every year, Adam Connell […]

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Semi-final of the Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition just around the corner

The semi-final of the annual Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition is just around the corner. On Thursday the 20th November, teams from the Emmbrook, St. Crispin’s, the Holt School and the Willink will compete against one another, with the two winning teams going through to the final eight days later to compete for the John Redwood […]

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John Redwood speaks out against regional select committees

Speaking during the parliamentary debate on the Government’s proposals to bring regional select committees into the House of Commons yesterday, John Redwood strongly criticised plans to introduce yet another unnecessary lawyer of bureaucracy and the attempts to divide England into unwanted regions. The full text of John Redwood’s contribution to the debate, taken from Hansard, […]

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John Redwood supports campaign to help blind people get around

The Rt. Hon John Redwood MP has thrown his weight behind a campaign to help blind and visually impaired people receive a higher classification of disability benefit that would make it easier for them to get around and travel. At present, blind people are excluded from receiving a benefit called the Higher Rate Mobility Component […]

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Four schools go through to the next round of the Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition

The Emmbrook School, the Holt, St. Crispin’s and the Willink all advanced to the semi-finals in the annual Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition organised by the Rt. Hon John Redwood MP. The first round of the competition, held at the Emmbrook on Thursday the 9th October, saw the home team of Adam Connell and Florence Curtis […]

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John Redwood responds to Department of Transport consultation on the safeguarding of the Maidenhead to Reading Crossrail route

John Redwood has today responded to the Department of Transportation’s consultation on the safeguarding of the Maidenhead to Reading route for the potential future expansion of Crossrail. The consultation does not provide a commitment to extend Crossrail to Reading, but seeks views on whether formal Safeguarding Protections should be issued on the stretch of land […]

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Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition

The first round of the annual Wokingham Schools’ Debating Competition kicks off this Thursday the 9th October at the Emmbrook School, as the Holt School compete against Luckley Oakfield and Bearwood College go up against Emmbrook. The second round will be on Thursday the 16th October at the Willink School, where Maiden Erlegh, St. Crispin’s […]

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