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Over-75 TV Licence

I do appreciate the importance of live television for many people who may otherwise feel isolated. People over the age of 75 are currently eligible for a free TV Licence. In 2015, the Office for Budget Responsibility estimated the cost of continuing the free TV licences to be £200 million in 2018/19, rising to £445 million
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Mobile spectrum

I certainly agree that we need to do all we can to ensure that those in our constituency, and indeed across the country, have high quality mobile signal and decent coverage, from a range of operators. As part of a debate I’ll be leading on the universal service obligation, it’s an issue I shall be
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Religious freedom

I  appreciate the concerns of constituents about the recent rising tide of persecution of Christians, and indeed other religions.  I can assure you all that the Government will continue to work hard to promote freedom of religion or belief across the world. Multilateral organisations are a vital avenue for pursuing progress on what is an
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Funding for cycling

The case for cycling as the natural choice for shorter journeys is strong, and the resulting benefits are wide reaching – to the economy, to the environment, and to the health of individuals and communities. I know that the Government is committed to giving people a realistic choice to cycle, so that anyone, of any
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