Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Assisted dying Bill

  Today the Lords will debate this private members bill. There is as yet no date or opportunity for this to be debated in the Commons. The Bill will only come to us for debate and decision should it pass all stages in the Lords, which is likely to be difficult given the strong forces […]

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Evendons Primary School

  The government has agreed to provide money for a new Primary School in Evendons on the Finchampstead Road. This will be a free school offering 350 places for 4-11 year olds. The aim is to open the school this September. John Redwood said  “I congratulate all involved in getting the Free school plans this […]

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The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

As a number of constituents have written to me about the emergency Bill on Data Retention I am setting out some of my thoughts on the topic for those interested in the letter I reproduce below: Thank you for your letter concerning the proposed legislation on data and criminal justice. The government and Opposition claim […]

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Legislating on communications data

  Next week Parliament will debate a Bill to reaffirm the law on surveillance of communications in the UK. Several constituents have written expressing their concern about this. I am therefore  reproducing beneath the government’s argument on why this measure is needed and how it mainly restates the existing position. As all 3 party leaders […]

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Water supply

  I was unhappy to learn that some residents in Earley have twice experienced interruptions to supplies in recent days owing to pump failure. I am stressing to Thames Water the need for reliable facilities and regular supplies. Yesterday I met representatives of South East Water, and stressed to them the need to make sufficient provision […]

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A new training centre in Winnersh

  On Friday 27 June I visited Ideal Boilers, Wharfedale Road Winnersh Triangle to see their new training centre.  They were holding an open day, inviting boiler experts to come and see their latest products and to test their skills in a time trial to take a boiler to pieces. The facility will offer free […]

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Parking issues highlighted during the discussion on the Deregulation Bill

Mr Redwood: We have just heard 37 minutes of the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Blackpool South (Mr Marsden), largely misunderstanding the Government’s modest proposals or exaggerating their consequences. Let me reassure him that I, too, would wish to see an inquiry into a maritime disaster reopened as soon as there was significant new […]

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100th anniversary of the Brownies

  1900 Berkshire brownies accompanied by their leaders and organisers assembled at the Rivermead Centre in Reading yesterday looking a lot younger than their organisation which was having its 100th birthday. It was a well prepared day, with a wide range of activities for the girls. Climbing an irregular wall, riding a bike  on a […]

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Winnersh summer fete

  I attended the Winnersh summer event yesterday and made two civic awards on behalf of the Parish Council, as well as thanking the organisers and volunteers who had worked hard to provide the food, drink and entertainment. Mrs Sally Whittaker was recognised for the work she does to help families through Home Start Wokingham. […]

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Money to mend the roads

  Along with other MPs I have asked Ministers to assist with repairs to our damaged roads, especially after the flood damage this winter.  Today I received notification that West Berkshire Council will receive an extra £800,000 this year, bringing the additional funds this year to £2.3m. Wokingham Borough will receive an extra £333,000, making […]

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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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