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02 MAY 2017

Robert Courts MP responds to the Government's white paper on housing

I have today submitted my formal response to the Government's 'Fixing the Broken Housing Market' white paper, which suggests exciting ways in which the Government will enable more houses to be built, more quickly and more affordably for the younger generation which need them. You can read my full r...

31 MAR 2017

Minister agrees to discuss housing Carterton

Carterton is home to a large amount of RAF housing and land that is due to become available for much-needed housing. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has agreed to meet with me to discuss ways this land can be released urgently to build this vital housing. Read my question to the Ministe...

23 MAR 2017

Westminster Attack

Thank you everyone for your messages of support since the terrible events yesterday. It is beyond comprehension that the voices of hate and evil can attack a place that is not only a forum for peaceful debate, but can injure or even kill innocent members of the public - even schoolchildren - all of ...

13 MAR 2017

Robert responds to the Budget

I today responded to the recent Budget announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.  I welcomed proposals to invest in skills; West Oxfordshire is home to many world-leading businesses, but for many years there has not been sufficient training in place for the young people working in these bus...

13 MAR 2017

Communication for soldiers posted overseas

After raising this matter already with Minister through written question, I today asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence about how he plans to invest the savings made through the cancellation of the e-bluey contract. I was glad to read that there is now nowhere overseas where ...

07 MAR 2017

Pressing for fair funding for West Oxfordshire Schools

  Today I had personal meeting with Schools Minister Nick Gibb to lobby for fair funding for West Oxfordshire's schools under proposed formula.

07 MAR 2017

Meeting with Jeremy Hunt over Deer Park Surgery

My campaign on the Deer Park Surgery continued with a meeting today with the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP. I made him very aware of the importance of this surgery to Witney.      

06 MAR 2017

Delighted to be elected as Chair of APPG for Small & Micro Businesses

Small business is the lifeblood of our economy and a driver of employment and campaigning for them has been a priority for me. I was therefore delighted to have been elected as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Small & Micro Businesses.  

02 MAR 2017

Robert raises the question of how West Oxfordshire farming communities will benefit from increased funding

I asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how food and farming communities in rural West Oxfordshire will benefit the Prime Minister's planned investment of £4.7 into innovation by 2021. I was pleased to hear the Minister speak of the Government's agri-tech strategy worth &poun...

02 MAR 2017

Question raised on agri-tech strategy

Following the statement from the Prime Minister about plans to invest £4.7 billion in innovation by 2021, I asked George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to explain how the food and farming communities of rural West Oxfordshire could look forward to benef...

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