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TV Licence fee for those over 75

A number of constituents have contacted me about the future of the TV licence fee for pensioners over 75 years of age.

The BBC’s decision to stop funding free TV licences for all over 75s from June 2020 is very disappointing.

f40 Campaign Group Letter to the Chancellor

Along with colleagues from all sides of the House, I was pleased to add my name to this letter to the Chancellor calling for fairer funding for our schools. The f40 group represents 42 English local authorities, including Central Bedfordshire Council, with historically low funding for education.

Net zero emissions and climate change

In May, the independent Committee on Climate Change recommended that the UK commit to net zero emissions by 2050. After careful consideration, the Government will start the legislative process for a net zero greenhouse gas emissions target today.

Live animal exports

I have been contacted by constituents about live animal exports for both slaughter and fattening, and appreciate the concerns that have been raised.
 

Allocate Fairer Funding for Local Schools

Campaign group, f40, is calling on the Government to provide fairer funding for all children in state-funded schools in England. The f40 group represents 42 English local authorities, including Central Bedfordshire Council, with historically low funding for education.

Govia Disruption - June 2019

I was very disturbed by the number of reports coming in over the past couple of weeks from constituents struggling with rail disruptions.