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Parliamentary update: Next A30 upgrade should be Rose-an-Grouse to Long Rock stretch – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, pressed Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, for investment in the A30 between Rose-an-Grouse and Long Rock at the Commons. He welcomed the £120 million investment in the next ‘bottleneck’ to the east between Chiverton and Carland Cross. Mr George’s question and response from Mr McLoughlin are as follows: Andrew George […]

George raises devolved powers for Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has raised a question on devolving powers and responsibilities from Whitehall to Cornwall at Deputy Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons today. Mr George’s question and subsequent response from The Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark, as follows: Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise […]

PMQs: George questions Prime Minister on rail investment

At today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, asked the Prime Minister about investment in rail services from Penzance. Mr George asked the Prime Minister, “Is the Prime Minister aware – because I have raised this issue with him before:- – “Of my long standing campaign for rail investment in rail services from […]

George presses Ministers for storm damage resilience in the West

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has secured a meeting with Ministers and a delegation from his constituency, to seek help with a long term answer to protect storm threatened communities. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr George said: “The Government’s response to the recent […]

George calls for Government aid for storm damaged Penzance and Scilly

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will today, call on the Deputy Prime Minister (who is standing in for the Prime Minister at Question Time) for Government assistance to resolve the long term coastal protection challenges faced by Penzance and the Isles of Scilly following […]

VIDEO: PMQs: The Prime Minister should be more consistent with tax payer funded benefit cap

Liberal Democrat MP, Andrew George, challenged the Prime Minister in the Commons to be consistent in his policy to apply a benefits cap. Mr George urged the PM to cap payments to wealthy landowners. Mr George asked the Prime Minister: “Of course, any Government should seek to introduce a reasonable cap on very high claims […]

George presses for Government boost for affordable local homes

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has pressed Treasury Ministers on the eve of the Spending Review to give local families who seek affordable housing the boost they need. Although Mr George welcomed the Government’s recently announced Equity Loan Scheme, he pointed out that it […]

George presses Health Secretary on funding

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has called on the Health Secretary – Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – to review Cornwall’s serious under funding. In Health Questions in the Commons Chamber today, he said that, “while many wealthy areas are over funded, Cornwall is […]

George calls on Health Secretary to withdraw NHS competition regulations

Health Select Committee MP Andrew George called on the Health Secretary in the Commons today to scrap rules that would force doctors to open up NHS services to private companies. Speaking in Health Questions Mr George said: “I am afraid that the regulation that implements section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 does not […]