Tessa showed her support for blind and partially sighted local people last week, when she attended a reception at the Houses of Parliament to support the campaign from Guide Dogs for the Blind Association to stop attacks on guide dogs.
Local MP Tessa Munt joined dozens of Somerset dog walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and other residents on a sunny Sunday to climb to the very top of Crook Peak to highlight the amazing views and beauty of the surrounding Somerset countryside.
Local MP Tessa Munt hosted a UKCK (UK Cyberknife) Network reception about cancer treatments last week.
To return to the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke), does the Minister agree that it is essential that children automatically have access to both their parents, and that should not be the case only when it is proven to be unsafe? Up until now, the Government’s wording has been that it should happen when it is safe, but it should be only when it is unsafe that it should not.
Tessa took Peter Carroll of FairFuelUK to meet Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury in his Westminster office yesterday evening, 25thJune.
I have a quick point. One of my constituents took his local bank manager to Bristol to talk to Barclays about what had happened, yet that local bank manager did not understand it. If bank staff do not understand what is going on in this situation, how is a farmer who has so many things to consider every day meant to understand it?
That is a good point. I have a constituent, whom I will not name, who is a farmer and was offered such an arrangement completely inappropriately. He said specifically that he did not want it. None the less, his bank, Barclays, wrote to him on 6 June 2008 with a contract, which he read in detail, but on 10 June sent him the final contract, into which it had slipped two clauses that turned it into this sort of agreement. He accepts that he probably should have
read the second document, but it did not indicate at all that it had changed the arrangement. That was very poor.
It is important that those who choose the civil service as a career path should still have a wide experience and keep up to date with the knowledge, skills and experience that will be useful. Has the Minister considered whether the parliamentary term and timetable—our cycle—might offer time for development and training opportunities for those staff, or time for fast-track staff in particular to take paid sabbaticals in industry, commerce and the voluntary and philanthropic sectors, which are at the cutting edge of personnel development?
To what other purposes could that manufacturing capability at the redeveloped Rolls-Royce plant in Derby be put with an investment of £367,000 per job, should that decision not be made in 2016?