The longest standing member of the House of Commons is known as The Father of the House. It is currently the Conservative member Kenneth Clarke, and he recently said that this is the maddest parliament he has ever known. Last week demonstrates why.
Last week, companies with more than 250 employees were forced to published their gender pay data. This revealed, for the first time, hard data that showed the discrepancy between pay levels for men and women.
There is huge outrage that the contract to produce our new, blue, British passports will be awarded to a French Dutch company after we leave the EU. How can a foreign company take work away from British firm De La Rue?
Recent events in Salisbury have certainly turned people’s minds to international relations. The image of a ‘hazchem’ dressed anti-terrorist officer, in front of Salisbury cathedral is a cross between MacMafia and an Alistair MacLean novel.
From time to time stories are put around that cause distress to people on low incomes. One recent story is that 1 million children will lose their free school meals. This is important to many families living in Wyre Forest, who may think they are affected by this and will lose a benefit.
Winter pressures on the NHS give us a very good indicator of just how well our medical services can cope under pressure. This season’s ‘flu has been particularly nasty and with the appalling weather we have had recently, pressures on A+E have increased.
Mark Garnier MP has welcomed the announcement today of £2.7million for the Churchfields development in Kidderminster. The government has announced £866 million investment in local housing projects to help get up to 200,000 extra homes built.
Mark Garnier MP hosted the third Wyre Forest Inter-school debating competition on Friday 19th January 2018 in the Council Chamber at Wyre Forest House.2017. The debating competition was delayed to January 2018 due to winter weather conditions at the end of last year