MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Tomlinson Supports Plans To Tackle Scam Letters

Justin Tomlinson MP today supported Caroline Nokes MP's (Conservative, Romsey) 10 Minute Rule Bill targeting unsolicited, mass-marketed letters to UK residents.Justin Tomlinson MP, "I was keen to support Caroline Nokes MP's excellent Private Members Bill, as we need to strengthen the law to protect local residents from these misleading and unsolicited cons.  It is estimated earn £3.5bn per year, which shows the staggering levels of scam ...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Hits Highest Average Across The Board

Justin Tomlinson MP is now rated as 'Well Above Average', the highest rating in all categories on They Work For You.com, which monitors MP's activity in Parliament.The following areas are rated:Number of Parliamentary debates spoken inNumber of answers to written Parliamentary questionsNumber of votes cast in ParliamentThis is the first time an MP for the Swindon constituencies has secured the highest rating in all categories.Justin Tomlinson MP, "I am determined to be...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Calls For A National Insurance Scheme For Schools Trips

A national insurance scheme could be set up by the Government to help pay for all schools to take children on trips.Schools Minister Sarah Teather has promised to look at the plan.North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson said the high cost of minibus insurance for teachers limits the number of outings.During a debate on outdoor learning, he said: "If something could be done about that, it would make a considerable difference. It often costs more than £1,000, and is a particular barrier ...

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Modernising The NHS

Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, has published the Health and Social Care Bill 2011."Modernising the NHS is a necessity, not an option', he said. 'In order to meet rising need in the future, we need to make changes now. We need to take steps to improve health outcomes, bringing them up to the standards of the best international healthcare systems, and to bring down the NHS money spent on bureaucracy."And Andrew added, "This legislation will deliver changes...

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Justin Tomlinson MP Joins The All Party Parliamentary Beer Group

Justin Tomlinson MP has joined the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, in addition to being a member of the 'Save The Pub' All-Party Parliamentary Group.The Group's objectives are to promote the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of the pub in United Kingdom society, to increase understanding of the social, cultural and historic role of brewing and pubs in the United Kingdom and their value to tourism, to broaden recognition of the contribution of brewing and pub...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

One of my favourite TV programmes is Dragons’ Den, and this week I got a small taste of just how daunting that process can be.I have been working with Labour MP Stella Creasy in a cross-party attempt to cap the huge interest rates charged by payday, doorstep and hire purchase lenders. As I have seen through my own casework, local residents are targeted by unscrupulous lenders who are legally allowed to charge whatever they want for credit, trapping people into an increasing cycle of expens...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

As a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group ‘Save the Pub’ and The British Beer and Pub Association, I have been taking a keen interest in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. In particular I’m interested in proposed changes to the Licensing Act 2003 to give licensing authorities, the police and local communities a greater say in licensing decisions. I welcome the thrust of these plans, but there are four key areas I will be keeping a close eye on to make sure...

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Swindon Advertiser Weekly Article

As we enter 2011, we are seeing the economy come out of the danger zone, but we still have much to do and we face many challenges to get our fragile economy back on track. It is only through decisive action that we will see a strong, long-term return to growth.The primary concern when we came to power was to avoid a double dip recession following the two years of contraction under Labour. A return to growth was secured in 2010; a significant, if modest, step forward. It is absolutely right and p...

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