RICHARD CONTINUES TO CAMPAIGN FOR VETERANS’ RIGHTS

Richard’s contribution to the Westminster Hall debate on Historic Allegations Against Veterans, on Tuesday 15th May:   I am delighted to see my right hon. Friend the Minister here—as a Defence Minister, he can reflect this issue right across the Government. As a...

RICHARD BACKS PLANS FOR A WESTERN RAIL LINK TO HEATHROW

On Friday, Network Rail launched a consultation for a new western rail link to Heathrow. This will enable passengers throughout the west to travel to the airport without the need to travel into London. This will mean faster, more reliable and convenient journeys for...

RICHARD RAISES LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING IN PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

In questions on local government funding to the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in Parliament on Monday 30th April, Richard challenged him on the issue of tackling negative revenue support grant: ‘The business rates retention...

RICHARD’S ADDRESS TO THE NATO PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY IN VILNIUS

Address to the Standing Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Saturday 24th March 2018 by the leader of the United Kingdom Delegation, Richard Benyon MP I’m grateful to our President Paolo Alli for his permission to include this important matter on our...

RICHARD BENYON PUTS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON FREE SCHOOL MEALS

On Tuesday this week, MPs voted on a new eligibility criteria for free school meals. Under new regulations, the Government estimates that by 2022 around 50,000 more children will benefit from a free school meal, compared to the previous benefits system. Richard said,...