Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

2020 Christmas Arrangements

Dear John, Further to yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the COVID-19 Winter Plan, we have reached agreement between the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland on arrangements for the Christmas period. Christmas is an important time of year for many people in the UK, regardless of their […]

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Remembrance Sunday

Today we remember all those who gave their lives so we could live in freedom in a democratic country. I delivered my wreath to Wokingham Town Hall last week to be placed on the War Memorial in the Town Hall. I was told we could not present them today in a ceremony as it is […]

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New National Restrictions – Economic Support

I have received this update from the Chancellor: I wrote to you in September highlighting the positive impact of the comprehensive and generous £200 billion package of support we have brought in since March to protect jobs, livelihoods and businesses. In response to the new national restrictions announced by the Prime Minister to help tackle […]

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Remembrance

Last year Remembrance Day fell during the General Election. As a result there were no serving MPs and I was not able to lay a wreath. This year there will be no official wreath laying owing to CV19 precautions. I have therefore delivered a wreath to Wokingham Town Hall so the staff can add the […]

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Guidance to commercial property owners

I recently received this answer to a Parliamentary Question from the Government: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (106880): Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to issue guidance to commercial property […]

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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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