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 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,...