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  • Peru: Press Freedom

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    Written Question: 31st July, 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Peru on freedom of the press and the role of investigative journalists in that country.
     
  • Albania: Politics and Government

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    Written Question: 31st July, 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Government of Albania and (b) political parties in Albania on the boycott of that country's Parliament by opposition parties.

  • Mongolia: Embassies

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    Written Question: 30th July, 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Steppe Inn at the British Embassy in Ulaanbaatar to promote UK soft power.
     
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: *No heading*

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    Written Question: 25th July, 2019

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect of sewage discharges on water quality in rivers.
     
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  • County needs a mayor to fight its corner - MP

    County needs a mayor to fight its corner - MP

    From Ilkley Gazette, August 1st, 2019
    Written by Annette McIntyre

    ILKLEY’S MP is calling for a Mayor of Yorkshire to be elected - and he is warning that the area is losing out to other parts of the North. John Grogan, Co-Chairman of the One Yorkshire Committee, has issued a statement along with his fellow Co-Chairman Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, stressing the need for devolution. In the statement they reveal that the Archbishop of York will lead a delegation to London in October to lobby for One Yorkshire.

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  • Keighley town centre police station to be built

    Keighley town centre police station to be built

    From BBC News, August 1st, 2019

    A new multi-mullion pound police station is to be built in the centre of a town two years after the former base was put up for sale. The original station in Keighley was to be sold after a review was carried out by West Yorkshire Police in 2017. Now a station is to be built at the site of the former Keighley College on Cavendish Street in the town. Keighley's Labour MP John Grogan said: "This is the best Yorkshire Day present Keighley could wish for."

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  • Bradford cuts housing targets

    Bradford cuts housing targets

    From Ilkley Gazette, July 31st, 2019

    BRADFORD Council has cut its housing targets by almost a third and has halved the amount of greenbelt land that could be released for future development. The changes are contained in the council’s preferred options for the review of its Core Strategy. The authority has launched the next step in its consultation and is inviting people to have their say on the document.

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  • Devolution ‘essential’, says Keighley's MP

    Devolution ‘essential’, says Keighley's MP

    From Keighley News, July 26th, 2019
    Written by Alistair Shand

    KEIGHLEY MP John Grogan is calling on the new Chancellor to take action to boost the region’s economy. Mr Grogan and fellow officers from the All Party Group for Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire have written to Sajid Javid demanding that the new administration be proactive in supporting further growth and redressing regional imbalances.

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  • Approval for 35 homes in Eastburn - despite protests

    Approval for 35 homes in Eastburn - despite protests

    From Craven Herald & Pioneer, 19th July, 2019
    Written by Herald Reporter

    PLANS to build 35 homes on a field in Eastburn have been approved, despite the objection of the village's MP. John Grogan was one of several objectors to raise concerns over the plans for land between Croft House and Green Lane. The application, submitted by A J Feather & Mrs Feather and Mr J Field, went before Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday where it was approved by councillors. Members were told that despite the high-profile objections, a similar application for 31 houses on the site had been approved in 2015, although that permission had since lapsed.

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  • Ilkley MP tables motion calling for more sport to be on free to air TV

    Ilkley MP tables motion calling for more sport to be on free to air TV

    From Ilkley Gazette, July 17th, 2019
    Written by Claire Lomax

    ILKLEY’S MP John Grogan has tabled a motion in the Commons backed by members of the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party calling for matches in all future cricket World Cups and the Women’s Football World Cup to be added to the list of events which by law must be offered to free to air TV.

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  • Keighley MP backs climate mass lobby

    Keighley MP backs climate mass lobby

    From Keighley News, July 3rd, 2019
    Written by Alistair Shand

    KEIGHLEY’S John Grogan was among more than 200 MPs who attended a mass lobby at Westminster. The Time is Now gathering, which attracted over 12,000 people in total, demanded action on the climate and environment. Organiser of the lobby was the Climate Coalition and Greener UK.

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