Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

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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University places

I joined the on line meeting with Education Ministers yesterday evening to discuss the A level change of policy. The main talking point for MPs and Ministers was the knock on from the decision to University admissions. The University Minister said she would issue a letter today to the Universities urging them to offer places […]

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Ministers intervene in exam grade appeals

Overnight we have news that Ministers have reviewed the actions of teachers, Examining Boards and the independent regulator. They have decided that a good ground for appeal can be the mock exam results where these were achieved in properly controlled conditions. This means an individual will have a way of upping their grade where a […]

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On line meeting with Schools Minister

I dialled in to Nick Gibb’s briefing yesterday about the forthcoming exam results. He set out the position as I did on my blog yesterday. He agreed  it would have been better for all pupils to be able sit the exams, and for these to be marked  by independent teachers who do not know the pupils […]

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