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HEALTH SECRETARY COMMITS TO IMPROVING LINCOLNSHIRE’S AMBULANCE SERVICE

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has committed in the Commons to look into the performance of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), after Matt Warman MP and other Lincolnshire MPs raised serious concerns in Parliament. Citing waiting times for ambulances to arrive and the fact that police officers have had to step in to assist
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Fur trade

I support the highest standards of animal welfare so I am pleased to note that the importation of fur products is already tightly regulated. It is currently illegal to import furs derived from cats or dogs, or products made from them; in addition the fur and skin of endangered animals or fish cannot be imported without a
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Further Education

Further education is key to ensuring our workforce is equipped with the skills our economy needs, and I very much support the excellent work of Boston College in our area. The Government wants employers to take a leading role in establishing a post-16 skills system that is responsive to local economic priorities, financially resilient and
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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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Breeding and sale of kittens

Britain is a nation of animal lovers and it is vital that we maintain the highest standards of animal welfare. Ministers are serious about improving welfare in breeding establishments and at the point of sale, so are reviewing the laws that regulate dog breeding and pet sales, including of cats. One proposal would apply specific
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Violence against women and girls

Ending the global scandal of VAWG is a top priority for the Department for International Development (DFID). I am proud of the leadership that the UK has shown on tackling VAWG globally: in the past five years, DFID has nearly doubled its programming to address this issue in humanitarian contexts and now has 127 programmes
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Support for people with Multiple Sclerosis

Improving opportunities for people with health conditions and disabilities, including people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is a key priority for the Government. The aim of the Green Paper on work, health and disability which the Government has announced is to explore ways to help more people with long term conditions reap the benefits of work
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Childhood obesity

With nearly a third of children aged two to fifteen overweight or obese, this is an important issue to tackle, and one which I have personally raised in Parliament. It is an issue that afflicts a disproportionate number of local children. I am delighted that the Government has launched a far-reaching plan to curb childhood
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Supported housing

I completely agree that for many vulnerable people supported accommodation plays a vital role. The Government is committed to building a secure long-term funding framework for the sector, and encouraging further development in the sector. The changes to Housing Benefit announced in the 2015 Autumn Statement involve aligning the rules for claimants in the social sector
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Universal Credit

Campaigns Universal Credit is a major reform to our welfare system which is restoring the value of work, making sure it always pays to work, and crucially, that it pays to work more. Over 800,000 people have now made a claim to Universal Credit, with an average of more than 12,500 new claims being made
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Matt Warman in HOC Chamber

Press Release: JEREMY HUNT BACKS PILGRIM HOSPITAL’S ‘BRIGHT FUTURE’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans that will see a greater focus on rural and sparsely populated areas. Answering a question from Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman, the Secretary of State said “All NHS facilities in my hon. Friend’s constituency and
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