Tag Archives: forests

David Heath MP writes… The future of our forests

I was delighted when I was asked to take on ministerial responsibility for our forests. If I had any doubt about what forests offer, and I didn’t, I would have been even more convinced as I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the country. Our woodlands are places where people can get out in the fresh air and enjoy walking, bike riding and picnicking. But they’re also important for public health, preserving wildlife, storing carbon dioxide, and have huge potential to provide sustainable employment in some of our most rural areas.

That’s why I have worked hard over recent months …

Posted in Op-eds | 1 Comment

PMQs: Flashman can’t resist putting the Clegg-shined boot in

Individual cases of unfortunate citizens are often brought up at Prime Minister’s Questions. A very powerful example of this was the subject of the first question today from John Mann (Labour). He cited the case of Gladys Hunt, whose care home fees have recently gone up by the staggering amount of £400 a week. Cameron replied that an extra £2 billion is going into adult care and that he’ll look into Mrs Hunt’s case.

Unusually, a Conservative MP raised the next question about a constituent in dire straits. This was Millie d’Cruz, who suffers from metachromatic leukodystrophy, and whose family …

Posted in PMQs | Also tagged | 6 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMick Taylor 11th Dec - 1:25am
    Cuba has many faults, but it's not a capitalist country so one might expect differences from the accepted (?) norms here. What Cuba has got...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 11th Dec - 1:05am
    Hello, friends, I have been having terrible trouble with access to the site just lately, which accounts for this late comment. Arnold, thank you for...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 11th Dec - 12:56am
    Simon, "Labour realising the stupidity of their opposing AV." When did you last come across Labour relaising its stupidity? Come on be honest! :-)
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 11th Dec - 12:43am
    @Peter Watson "... means that there will be little appetite for electoral reform and proportional representation for the foreseeable future." I don't think that follows....
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 10th Dec - 11:26pm
    @CassieB "Our one shot at reform of FPTP, the AV referendum, was jumped on by Tories and Labour as a chance to give us a...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 10th Dec - 11:17pm
    I must say I share Caron's antipathy to boxing - particularly since the recent tragic death of a boxer here in Scotland. The prospect of...