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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 …

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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 …

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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:18am
    (Also known as, which of them would we reverse if we had the chance?)
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:17am
    @Simon did we support the other things Ruth mentions? Or were some of them only agreed to grudgingly?
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 29th Mar - 11:15am
    @ruth - you are correct we did support abolishing the EMA - aka pocket money bribes for potential Labour voters. happy to say that we...
  • User AvatarDominic 29th Mar - 11:11am
    say what you like about the "Ginger Rodent" but he's certainly got a sense of humour and doesn't take himself too seriously :)
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 11:03am
    @jedibeeftrix: It is sinister because it feeds the fears of that core demographic rather than soothing them.
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 29th Mar - 10:58am
    At last someone has the courage to attack the Tories
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