Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Exams next year

The Secretary of State for Education has set out the position for 2021: Arrangements for exams and assessments in 2021 I am writing following the announcement setting out arrangements for exams and assessments in summer 2021. I believe every student must have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning, gain the qualifications they deserve, and progress […]

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New grant scheme to cut home fuel bills

Annex – Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme Further Details Who is the scheme for? • The voucher scheme is open to owner occupiers (freehold/leasehold), park homeowners and landlords who let privately or through the social rented sector in England. It is not open to non-domestic properties or to new build homes which have not yet […]

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Planning Reforms to Support Housing Delivery and Flexible Uses on the High Street

I have received this update from the Government: I am writing to let you know that the government has now implemented the planning measures announced by the Prime Minister in his speech on 30 June to drive our economic recovery and get Britain building again. These measures will support the recovery and revitalisation of our […]

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Some progress with treatments for CV 19

I reproduce below my recent question pressing for more results on use of drugs for CV 19 Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the most recent results are of trials of existing approved medicines as potential treatments for covid-19. (81471) Tabled on: 28 August 2020 Answer: Jo Churchill: […]

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The government’s legal statement

Some constituents have asked about the legal base for the legislation Parliament will consider next week. This is it: HMG LEGAL POSITION: UKIM BILL AND NORTHERN IRELAND PROTOCOL This is the Government’s legal position on the UK Internal Market Bill (“the Bill”) which was introduced on 9 September. The purpose of the Bill is to […]

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Non-Covid-19 Related Work in Hospitals

I have received the enclosed response to my Parliamentary Question about Non-Related Covid-19 work in hospitals: The Department of Health and Social Care has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (81472): Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the NHS has made in resuming non-covid-19 […]

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Junction Safety and Capacity

I recently received this answer to my Parliamentary Question on junction safety and capacity: The Department for Transport has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (81475): Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available for local authorities to improve junction safety and capacity and to remove bottlenecks […]

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Housing numbers for Wokingham

I gave a Radio Berkshire interview this morning about the housing numbers. I explained that there are no settled numbers for the next Plan period. The current government consultation is about how to calculate the numbers. I am responding with a different proposal that would enable Wokingham to set a reduced growth rate in new […]

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Housing numbers in Wokingham

I am making the case for a slower rate of development for our area as the Council moves to prepare a new local plan. I am responding to the government’s latest consultation on planning issues and will follow up my written submission with a meeting with the Minister.

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On line visit to CLASP

Yesterday I spent an hour talking to Wokingham’s CLASP group. They raised a range of issues with me about the response to the virus, service for those with learning difficulties, use of public transport and the role of the Council. They asked me to tell them about the range of work and problems I deal […]

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