I was somewhat disappointed to see that the above-mentioned planning application, to be determined on 3rd December, had been recommended for approval. You may read here the objections I’ve sent ahead of the meeting to determine its outcome.Read More
I was a bit disappointed and surprised to see that the Council’s officers had recommended approval of the proposed crematorium for Swanwick. You may read here the objections I’ve sent to the Council ahead of the planning board meeting next Monday.Read More
Most of my Parliamentary time in October was taken up by the Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee. You may view its web site to look at my contributions and find out more about the work of the committee here.
Question to Patrick McLoughlin MP – West Coast Mainline – 18th October
4th September – Debate about Access and Facilities (House of Commons)
Nigel Mills MP: Thank you, Mrs Riordan, for calling me to speak. It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend Dr Coffey and my right hon. Friend Sir Alan Haselhurst, who is the Chairman of the Administration Committee.
I have the…Read More
In Parliament yesterday I took the opportunity to support Derby College in its application to open a Studio School in Heanor during an Answers session with Edward Timpson, the Children’s Minister.
If the bid is successful, the Studio School will provide an extra option for local parents of children between the…Read More
The ONS announced this morning that the economy grew in the last quarter by 1%. This not only marks the end of the recession, but is particularly welcome because these are the best growth figures since Quarter 3 2007, just before the worst of the financial crisis hit Britain.
We’ve seen…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, 19th October 2012.
Parliament returned this week after the break for the party conference season and the week started with a flurry of announcements. First of them was the deal for the referendum on Scottish independence. I have no problem with the Scottish people having…Read More
Following the news this morning of the errors the Department for Transport have made on the tendering process for to West Coast Mainline contract I have co-ordinated a joint letter to the Secretary of State asking that he pause the Thameslink rolling stock contract process pending the review into the…Read More
As printed in the Derby Telegraph, 7th September 2012
The return of Parliament this week has been dominated by the Government reshuffle. This has seen promotions for 2 of my neighbouring MPs: Patrick McLoughlin has become Secretary of State for Transport and Anna Soubry has become a Health minister. My congratulations…Read More
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I was delighted to attend the Ripley Hospital Centenary service, which took place last Friday, where I was joined by Cllr John Nelson, Mayor of Amber Valley, and Cllr Stuart Joynes, Borough Councillor for Ripley.
The service was to mark the 100-year anniversary of this vital community…Read More