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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 AvatarPsi 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Alice As someone else pointed out elsewhere a better article than the one you link to is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11357671/The-campaign-against-Page-3-kept-it-going-a-decade-longer.html You need to ask yourself what you...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Drowsy However there are forms of PR (such as New Zealand’s MMP) that would have no less potential for proportionality than STV and which could...
  • User AvatarTim13 27th Jan - 10:19am
    Matt (Bristol) - what you have said represents what I was thinking as I wrote my abbreviated comment above. Joe Otten - I think you...
  • User AvatarJUF 27th Jan - 10:17am
    At least it's honest - "LibDems - Tories in all but name"
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 27th Jan - 10:15am
    Joe Otten I recommend you go to SpecSavers or any good local High Street optician. I also recommend that as a PPC you do not...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 27th Jan - 10:11am
    " Then there’s the cost. By the Home Office’s own count, it would add up to £1.8 billion. " The myth that the Conservatives are...