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 COMMENTS ON THE PROGRESS OF SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE A34

Following the meeting in January at Westminster organised by local MPs with Roads Minister, Jesse Norman, and Highways England, the Minister has now confirmed that further development work has been authorised on the improvements proposed in the Safety Review. Highways...

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,...

RICHARD BENYON CELEBRATES NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

This National Apprenticeship Week, Richard Benyon is celebrating the vital contribution of apprentices in Newbury. Since 2010 there have been 5320 apprenticeship starts in Newbury, and over 1.2 million new apprenticeship starts nationally since 2015. Take up of...

RICHARD BENYON CALLS FOR TOUGHER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN CRIMINALS

Richard Benyon yesterday raised with the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, the need to deliver improved sanctions on Russia and implement the so-called “Magnitsky amendments”. During an Urgent Question on the UK’s Russia Policy, Mr Benyon said: “As someone who has...