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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 AvatarDavid Garlick 14th Jul - 10:52am
    Item was response to a measure that proposes cutting off one existing supply of care workers whilst offering nothing to bring forward the 'young people'...
  • User AvatarRoland 14th Jul - 10:50am
    @Manfarang - you know how to compliment people! :) The young people of today won’t be getting a state pension until they are 68 years...
  • User AvatarGlenn 14th Jul - 10:49am
    Theakes No, I don't give up ever. I always say, if it looks like a police state, it is one.
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 14th Jul - 10:44am
    "As the UK has a large coastal area, critics have often argued the system is unfair." It's also unfair that the European countries have much...
  • User Avatarexpats 14th Jul - 10:34am
    Ruth Bright 14th Jul '20 - 8:42am.............Unimaginative approach on social care from Jardine. These are fulfilling jobs for school leavers here if they are nurtured...
  • User AvatarRoland 14th Jul - 10:32am
    "Key sectors like construction and hospitality, already facing enormous challenges, will face staffing shortages." So what? Get with it, and stop being the rah-rah crowd...