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RORY’S RESPONSE TO LAZONBY FIRE STATION CAMPAIGN

Rory Stewart MP said: “Lazonby’s fire station plays an unbelievably important role in protecting our community; responding to a wide number of emergency situations – whether in homes, or on the roads – and they cover a huge area with already limited resources. The present Fire and Rescue resource is a full time crew and […]

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Tenant farmers have key role to play in industry’s future

Landowners should be encouraged to let out more land for longer periods for farming because tenancy arrangements offer such an important route for people into the industry, Farming Minister George Eustice will say today. Speaking at the annual NFU National Tenant Farmers’ Conference, in Newbury, the minister will argue that creating more opportunities to rent […]

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RORY TO NOMINATE PUB CHEF OF THE YEAR

Rory Stewart MP is inviting constituents to vote for their favourite local chefs for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award. The British Beer & Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group have launched the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award in partnership with Nestlé Professional. The prestigious new award seeks […]

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FORTHCOMING DROP-IN SURGERIES

Please note that Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, will be holding open surgeries at the following locations on Saturday 7th November 2015: 1130-1230 – Market Hall Cafe, Wigton 1630-1730 – Booths Cafe, Penrith No appointment is necessary, and all constituents are welcome. More information can be found at www.rorystewart.co.uk/surgeries For more information […]

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TOUGHER POWERS TO TACKLE WASTE CRIME INTRODUCED

New rules come into effect today that will crackdown on waste crime, creating cleaner communities and protecting our natural environment. The legislative amendments will speed up prosecutions for rogue waste site operators, making it easier to take action against those flouting the law. The changes come as part of the Government’s ongoing crackdown on waste […]

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RORY SECURES DEDICATED CUMBRIA MEETING WITH POLICING MINISTER

Last week, Rory joined a group of rural MPs, including Carlisle MP John Stevenson, who had successfully sought a meeting with Policing Minister, Mike Penning MP, to discuss the proposed changes to the police budget. Rory raised his concerns about rural “damping”, and urged the Minister to protect rural forces from large variations in funding. […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT COMMITTEE

Rory, in his capacity as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, appeared alongside Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, and Michael Hurwitz, Director of the Energy, Technology and International Directorate, Department for Transport, before the Environmental Audit Committee on 27 October 2015 to discuss diesel emissions and […]

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HARD-WORKING UK FARMERS PRAISED FOR BUMPER HARVEST

The productivity and innovation shown by hard-working UK farmers has been praised by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss as new figures out today show the UK enjoyed some of its biggest harvest in almost 20 years. •The barley harvest reached almost 7.3 million tonnes – the largest UK barley crop since 1997 – with winter and […]

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RORY WELCOMES ‘RURAL OSCARS’

Rory Stewart MP has expressed his support for the Countryside Alliance Awards 2015.  These awards, also known as the Rural Oscars, celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, it’s people, can flourish. Rory said: “I am a […]

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Plastic bag charge to protect marine environment

Thousands of precious sea creatures, from seals and indigenous seabirds, to endangered sea turtles, will be protected with the introduction of the 5p charge for single use plastic carrier bags, Environment Minister Rory Stewart said today (Thursday, 01 October) during a visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium. The charge, which comes into effect on […]