Archive | December, 2008

Queen’s Speech 2008

20. December 2008

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On 4 December we had the traditional occasion of the Queen’s Speech ceremony. It is a uniquely British event where the Queen reads out the Government’s legislation.  But behind the pomp and ceremony is important news for Hull West & Hessle. The Government’s Legislative Programme will build on the Pre-Budget Report and will help equip [...]

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Pre Budget Report

20. December 2008

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Real help through tough times What’s clear is that these are exceptional times and they require exceptional measures. What families and businesses need is real help now.  And the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, delivered this real help in the Pre Budget Report (PBR) setting out public spending and tax plans. Real help for Pensioners From April [...]

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Caravan Industry

17. December 2008

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The caravan industry is as important to Yorkshire & the Humber as the car industry is to the West Midlands and we need to protect it from the impact of the global economic situation. Atlas Holiday Homes in Wiltshire Road were forced into administration last month as a result of the bank’s risk-adverse attitude towards [...]

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Rokeby House Care Home

12. December 2008

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I have been campaigning hard over the last year to stop the closure of Rokeby Care Home in Rokeby Avenue. Rokeby has been assessed as an excellent care home – in fact it was given the highest possible rating by the regulator. Its residents say they are happy there and are completely opposed to being [...]

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