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Early day motion 2707 - CONFLICT IN KASHMIR
EDM Supported:September 5th, 2019
That this House expresses huge concern about the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A in Kashmir by the Indian Government, stripping away the right to special status for the people of Kashmir; is extremely alarmed by the road to ethnic cleansing opened up by the ongoing communications blackout and the hundreds of thousands of military personnel placed within the region and especially the reports of grave human rights violations against men, women and children...
That this House notes with deep concern the over 90,000 fires recorded in Brazil so far this year, with burning detected inside indigenous lands and nature reserves; notes that the Amazon rainforest is home to over 20 million people including 1 million indigenous people, 10 per cent of the Earth's biodiversity and the world's largest carbon sink; understands fires have been set deliberately...
That this House condemns the policies pursued by the Administration of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, which are destroying the Amazon rainforest; notes that more than 3,700 square kilometres of forest has been deforested in 2019 with July being the worst month on record so far; further condemns the violence used against indigenous populations in those areas, which has been sanctioned by the leader who should protect those populations; and asks the Foreign Secretary to raise the matter with his Brazilian counterpart at the earliest opportunity.
From Keighley News, September 16th, 2019 Written by David Knights
STEETON residents could see an end to nuisance parking by workers, patients and visitors from nearby Airedale Hospital. A residents-only parking scheme is to be introduced in residential streets surrounding the hospital in the Thornhill Road area. Keighley MP John Grogan this week said he had brokered a deal between the hospital and Bradford Council to secure funding. He revealed the hospital would put in £10,000 and Keighley Area Committee – part of Bradford Council – would provide £5,000.
AN OPEN day at a “secret garden” in Highfield attracted visitors including Keighley MP John Grogan. Mr Grogan said it was just a joy to visit the Redcliffe Orchard which has been opened to the public by a newly-formed group of volunteers. Local people were able to see fruit ripening on the trees and hear about plans for involving Keighley groups in maintaining the orchard and enjoying its fruits. A steady trickle of people found their way to the “hidden gem” off Redcliffe Street during the afternoon.
From Keighley News, September 5th, 2019 Written by Alistair Shand
MORE money must be ploughed into tackling Keighley's pothole menace, it is claimed. 'Lunar landscape' roads are damaging vehicles and putting people's safety at risk, say campaigners. Calls for action follow the release of figures which show that last year, more than 8,800 potholes were reported to Bradford Council. The data – obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Federation of Small Businesses – also reveals that across Yorkshire the total number of complaints was 92,010, the second-highest of all regions nationally.
Keighley Library is staying open despite pressures on funding, says the town’s MP. John Grogan issued the public assurance on the week Bradford Council’s latest round of budget cuts was due to bite on the Libraries and Museums Service. Mr Grogan said the changes centred around management structures and were unlikely to affect Keighley Library users. He spoke after local people expressed concerns about the future of the North Street building amidst rumours on social media, staff uncertainty, and council discussions with outside bodies over future uses.
POLITICIANS have appealed for Keighley people to tell police what they know about last week’s shooting at a local petrol station. Keighley MP John Grogan this week called for information from the public so the “thugs” responsible for the gun incident at the Jet filling station on South Street could be locked up. He said: “I am pleased the police have made arrests and I very much hope prosecutions will follow. Guns on the streets of Keighley simply cannot be tolerated and a line in the sand must be drawn.”
TRAINS will run from Skipton and Keighley to Bradford on Boxing Day for the first time in decades. The Airedale line is among several routes across the north of England where services will operate. Keighley MP John Grogan, who has long campaigned for Boxing Day train services, welcomes the move. But he voices concerns that there will be no services to Leeds, where extensive work is being carried out on the station.
A SEMINAR is being staged in Keighley to debate changes to the law over organ donation. From the spring of next year, all adults in England will be considered a potential organ donor when they die unless they've chosen to opt out – although the deceased's family will still have the final say. The seminar – at Keighley Civic Centre on Friday, September 6, from 10am to noon – is being organised by MP John Grogan, in partnership with the town council, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and the charity Kidney Care UK.