Tessa met with Justine Greening MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, on Thursday 17th March taking with her Peter Carroll, founder of the Fair Fuel UK Campaign, a delegation from the transport industry and Quentin Willson, the Motor Journalist. During this meeting, she pressed for a 2010 Budget which recognises and reacts to the huge impact fuel price rises have on everyone in rural areas – both residents and businesses. She is pleased to see her efforts paid off. Read the rest of this entry »
Earlier this month, Tessa Munt MP attended celebrations for the 100th anniversary of International Womens Day, both in London and in the West Country. Read the rest of this entry »
To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) with reference to section 6.12 of his Department’s publication, Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer, January 2011, how much additional funding his Department expects to make available to maintain radiotherapy services in the next four years; and whether some of this additional funding can be used to install the South West CyberKnife in Plymouth Derriford Hospital;
(2) with reference to section 6.13 of his Department’s publication, Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer, January 2011, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS patients have access to the most recent radiotherapy techniques comparable to those used in other European countries, including CyberKnife.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to support the development of the solar technology manufacturing sector.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the provision of support for small-scale photovoltaic generators using feed-in tariffs to enter the below 10KW market; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will establish a carbon timeline in respect of housing stock to plan and monitor carbon reduction targets.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education
(1) how many children and young people at each age up to 19 in (a) North Somerset, (b) Bath and North East Somerset, (c) Somerset, (d) the City of Bristol and (e) Dorset have a disability or a special educational need;
(2) how many children and young people at each age up to 19 in (a) North Somerset, (b) Bath and North East Somerset, (c) Somerset, (d) the City of Bristol and (e) Dorset (i) have a statement of special educational need and (ii) have a statement of special educational need which was made at the request of a parent or carer; and on what date each such statement was issued.
Tessa Munt met with Peter Brooker, Head of Corporate Affairs of PayPoint plc at her office in Parliament this week. Read the rest of this entry »
Tessa Munt has welcomed a Liberal Democrat proposal to give bank shares to the public.
Tessa has joined Lib Dem colleague Stephen Williams, MP for Bristol West, in calling on the Government to give shares in the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Bank to British people.
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office
(1) what options he is considering as an alternative to holding a full UK Census in 2021;
(2) what estimate he has made of the financial savings which would accrue from holding an alternative to a full UK Census in 2021;
(3) what consideration he has given to (a) accuracy, (b) data security and (c) ethics in assessing alternatives to a full UK Census for 2021.