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RORY PRAISES LOCAL FORESTRY INDUSTRY FOR SUPPORTING MAJOR GROWTH DEAL

Rory recently attended a meeting of the Borderlands Forest Sector Group hosted by BSW Timber and Tilhill Forestry at the Carlisle Sawmills in Cargo. The Borderlands Forest Sector Group is a joint private and public sector initiative which is providing industry support for the Borderlands Growth Deal. Ideas include setting up the first Forestry Investment Zone in the UK, […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON MOBILE PHONES IN PRISON

Rory: I thank all Members who have spoken today, and particularly my hon. Friend Maria Caulfield for promoting this important Bill. I also thank my right hon. Friend Ms McVey who introduced the Bill in its original version, and my hon. Friend Sir Paul Beresford who brought forward the 2012 version. This has been an […]

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RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE NHS ON ITS 70TH BIRTHDAY

Rory Stewart has paid tribute to the NHS on its 70th birthday, praising it as “a service which has inspired the world”. The 70th anniversary of the NHS’ foundation was marked with a range of celebrations, across both Cumbria and the country. In Westminster the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards were held, in which Cumbria Health on […]

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RORY HOLDS MEETING TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF BORDERLANDS ON BEWCASTLE

Rory has chaired an informal meeting at Netherby Hall to discuss the Borderlands Growth Deal and the Forgotten Lands initiative with key stakeholders from in and around the Bewcastle Parish. The meeting – hosted by Gerald and Margo Smith – was an opportunity to provide an update on recent Growth Deal developments and share ideas about ways in which the growth […]

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RORY PRAISES JOBCENTRE STAFF

Rory has praised the staff of Penrith Jobcentre during a visit to discuss the rollout of Universal Credit. Rory was welcomed to the Jobcentre by Shane Byrne and Amanda Bucannan who briefed him on the rollout of the new system of benefit distribution, its workings and its likely effects upon claimants. Rory was also shown a […]

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RORY CONGRATULATES CUMBRIA HEALTH ON CALL ON ITS PARLIAMENTARY AWARD SUCCESS

Rory has congratulated Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) on its victory in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. CHoC, which operates in Rory’s constituency, was given the prestigious Excellence in Primary Care Award this afternoon, by a judging panel that examined nominations from across the United Kingdom. The NHS70 Awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate […]

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PENRITH TOWN HALL TO ‘GO BLUE’ FOR THE NHS’ 70TH BIRTHDAY

Penrith Town Hall is to participate in the “Go Blue” Campaign to celebrate the NHS’ 70th Birthday. Throughout the week of birthday celebrations, the Town Hall in Penrith will fly an NHS flag while, on 5 July, the day of the NHS’ birthday, staff will wear blue to work and the building’s windows will be illuminated […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON THE SPENDING OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Rory: May I begin by thanking colleagues for their contributions? It is very striking in justice debates how much learning and experience there is around the House; almost every Member who has spoken is either a distinguished ex-prisons Minister or has worked as a solicitor or criminal barrister, and brings deep passion to their work. […]

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​RORY VISITS ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING EDUCATION CENTRES

Rory recently visited the Blencathra Field Studies Council for an update on its work and developments. The centre is part of the Field Studies Council (FSC) – an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore, and understand the environment. More than 100,000 students go on FSC […]

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RORY HOSTS EQUALITEAS PARTY

Rory has held an EqualiTeas Party to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. The event, which took place at the Horse and Farrier Inn, Threlkeld, on 22 June gave participants the opportunity to discuss, debate and commemorate the legislation which extended the franchise to all women over the age of 21. This […]