Tessa was delighted to welcome one of her younger constituents to Parliament, 8 year old Mimi who has Type 1 Diabetes to a breakfast meeting. This was part of a visit by the charity JDRF who are campaigning to find a cure for the disease. They came to Parliament with 60 children and adults with the condition speaking with MP’s and raising the profile of the conidtion.
Tessa welcomed the Cheddar Scouts to Parliament this week, showing them round the buildings and talking to them about her working life in Westminster.
The caravans that are made in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency end up in the 79 caravan parks in my part of the south-west, which contains the second largest conglomeration of holidays of that kind. More than 6,000 people in my constituency own their caravans, but 900 of the caravans are part of a letting arrangement. Does my hon. Friend agree that this measure would have a catastrophic effect on the 26,000 people who have jobs in tourism—carpenters, plumbers, electricians, gardeners and cleaners? Many of them are part-time and seasonal workers.
Holidays of this kind are provided for people with low incomes. Should we not reward them for their loyalty in holidaying in the United Kingdom? Moreover, many of them eventually move into bricks and mortar in my constituency because they have enjoyed their holidays there so much.
Currently boats are allowed to discharge effluent into rivers and watercourses. I recognise the difficulties with some locations, which are very remote from any practical answer to the problem, but what measures is the Minister taking to call a complete halt to this practice so that the quality of beach bathing water, particularly in the west country, is kept to the very highest standards?
Local MP Tessa Munt has welcomed the Government’s invitation for local people to comment on the earthquake risks from ‘fracking’, the process of hydraulic fracturing for Shale Gas, by 25th May 2012.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2012, Official Report, columns 245-6W, on cancer: drugs, how much of the cancer fund was spent in each strategic health authority in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many patients were treated in each strategic health authority in the latest period for which figures are available.
Local MP Tessa Munt debated the County Council’s cuts to youth services in the recording studio for Blue Lounge Radio at The Blue School in Wells with Wells County Councillor John Osman, Thomas Fowler from the Connect Centre in Wells and Jake Pitt, Member of the Youth Parliament for Mendip.
Tessa added her support to Water Aid’s campaign to improve the quality of water, and provide proper levels of sanitation, for people living in poorer communities across the world.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 6 June 2005, Official Report, column 439W, on Ritalin, how many prescriptions of methylphenidate hydrochloride have been dispensed in England in each year since 2004; and whether the estimated proportion of such prescriptions dispensed to children remains around 90 per cent.
Local MP Tessa Munt has written and released an Early Day Motion (EDM 2775) called “The Big Switch Campaign”.