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Oral Contribution: 14th March, 2018
As an MP for Bradford, I enthusiastically welcome this statement. I invite the Secretary of State to Keighley, which is the jewel in the crown of Bradford, to view progress at a later date. A day’s notice will be fine...
The Minister is being very generous. Clearly there is a substantial difference of view here, but would he agree that given that public money is involved, it is very much in the public interest that the business plans that the trusts are producing for the wholly owned subsidiaries are published and public, so that they can be scrutinised?...
It is a great pleasure to follow Eddie Hughes, who characteristically speaks with great clarity without notes, but I shall take inspiration from Bill Wiggin, the first Back Bencher to speak in this debate, in that I will take a slightly different view from my Front-Bench colleagues on a couple of issues. In particular, I will suggest that there are some flaws in clauses 168 and 169...
It is a great pleasure to take part in this debate, which was introduced with such energy, enthusiasm and expertise by my constituency neighbour and good friend, my hon. Friend Alex Sobel. In the few minutes available, I would like to address the history of basketball, the implications for its future, and the issue of broadcasting...
A SAFEGUARDING conference in Keighley this month aims to make the town the “very best in the country” at protecting its children. A host of organisations will come together to look at what have they can offer youngsters both now and in the long-term. The conference is being organised jointly by Keighley MP John Grogan and United Keighley, a multi-agency group that campaigns to stop the sexual exploitation of children.
AN influential group of MPs – which includes three DUP representatives – have criticised the British government for its failure to come up with solutions for keeping the Irish border free-flowing after Brexit. In a report published today, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee calls on Theresa May's government to spell out how the border will remain frictionless – adding that the current proposals are inadequate.
DISTRICT MPs are backing a charity's plea for the Government to give more recognition to unpaid carers. Carers' Resource has hit out at the shelving of plans for an updated national carers strategy, a document the charity says was first promised in 2014.
A CLUTCH of good eggs were the special guests at an event in Highfield for International Women’s Day. Well over 180 people attended the gathering, including nine women nominated as Good Eggs for ‘going the extra mile’ to support their local community.
A PETITION protesting at cuts to school funding in the area was signed by 1,530 people. It is being presented to parliament by Keighley MP John Grogan this week, when the Government announces its Spring Statement.
AN Oakworth couple whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver have thrown their support behind a new drive to boost organ donation in the UK. Claire McKeown, daughter of Martin and Sally Walker, was killed on July 1 2011 aged 32. The woman responsible for Claire’s death was jailed for eight years. Since then Claire's organs have saved the lives of three people and helped improve the lives of at least five or six others.
AN ORGANISED campaign has been launched to retain Keighley's newly-created 'green space' and transform it into a town park. Grassed areas, flowerbeds, benches and even a fountain would feature in the scheme, on the former college site. The initiative is being spearheaded by the town's Rotary club, which is planning a public meeting to garner the views of residents and businesses.