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Community and Sub-Post Offices

I was able to raise an intervention this evening in the debate on Community and Sub-Post Offices, something on which I have been contacted several times recently.

Modern Slavery and Victim Support

Modern slavery is every bit as abhorrent as the historical slavery we read about in history books.  We might feel today that such things are behind us as a society but sadly they are not.  I spoke yesterday in the debate on modern slavery.

Westminster Hall Debate on the Insect Population

I was able to ask a short intervention in today's debate on the reduced insect population, raising the possibility of replicating the healthy bees plan and the National Bee Unit for other species of insect in order to ensure ongoing abundance and variety.  As Mr Sobel pointed out in response, "we

Prime Minister's Questions

I was fortunate today to have the opportunity to ask the Prime Minister about improving employment opportunities in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (I put in each week for a question, but MPs are only occasionally successful in the ballot - it is very well subscribed!)  Unemployment nationally stands at

Improvements to Disability Assessment Services

I spoke today in the debate on improvements to disability assessment services. I have been concerned, along with many colleagues in the House, that there were issues with the assessment process and a lack of flexibility and common sense.

Modern Farming and the Environment

Under the Agriculture Bill, farmers will receive rewards proportionate to environmental benefits and the sustainability of food production.  Collaborative working on projects will be encouraged where there is a common goal.  I fully appreciate that agriculture is devolved and future policy in Sco

Fire Safety and Sprinkler Systems

It is a simple fact that sprinklers in buildings save lives.  I spoke earlier today on their value and called on the Minister to act, reinforcing the benefit versus the minimal cost.  

 

 

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Bill Grant (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)

 

Small Charities Challenge Fund

If you are seeking funding for a charity project for priority countries abroad, the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt MP, has sent me the following letter containing details on funding opportunities through the Small Charities Challenge Fund.  Best of luck with your

Solar Feed-in Tariff

I have been contacted by a number of people recently regarding the solar Feed-in Tariff, whereby those with solar panels on their homes are paid for the surplus electricity they put back into the National Grid.  After a consultation, the UK Government recently took the decision to end the tariff,