Tax to fund the NHS

A large number of constituents have written in the run-up to the Budget to ask me that the cash settlement for the NHS that was set out in June should be funded by a fair tax rise. 

Shale Gas and Fracking

I know some constituents are concerned about fracking and shale gas - and it has been prominent in the news this week.  I did write about this in September, but this is a short update.  I cannot attend the debate this week as I will be involved in Ministerial meetings.

Environment Bill

I have had a number of emails and letters regarding the Environment Bill - there are a lot of environmental issues ongoing, but I wanted to give you a brief outline of where the Government is at this time.

"Everybody In" report by Crisis

Constituents have been contacting me about the Crisis report "Everybody In" on how to end homelessness.

Shortstown Primary School - Update

I know constituents with an interest in Shortstown Primary School remain very concerned about the proposed restructuring being carried out by HEART Trust, and I wanted to update you with what actions I have been taking in relation to this.

HEART Academies Trust - Restructuring Proposals

I have had conversations this week with representatives from the Trust and Local Governing Body of Shortstown Primary School. The Trust will shortly be writing to parents to explain the decisions which have been taken and to offer opportunities for face to face meetings.

Biggleswade Station - One Step Closer to Redevelopment

Following a number of meetings held over the last year, led by Alistair Burt MP, and joined by a range of stakeholders, Biggleswade Station will shortly be nominated to the ‘Access for All’ scheme to help create step-free access solutions; as well as wider improvements to parking and public trans