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“Caravan Tax” article published in Western Morning News April 2012

Posted on: 26th April 2012

Why do I think that static holiday caravans should not be subject to a 20% VAT burden which purchasers of touring caravans are obliged to pay? The Government describes the current situation as an “anomaly”. That is why it is proposing to apply VAT to static as well as touring caravans. But I have a […]

Andrew George MP: media monitor September 2011

Posted on: 23rd September 2011

Andrew George MP in the media September 2011: The thrust of Andrew George MP’s campaigning in August and September has covered the Health and Social Care Bill; a supermarket watchdog to help get a fair deal for farmers and producers; planning reform; safeguarding the livelihood of cove fishermen; and calling for a scientific approach to […]

Parliamentary Sketch 16.8.11

Posted on: 22nd September 2011

Parliamentary Sketch (as published in the press…) I Say, I Say, I Say… What’s Going on ‘Ere Then? Not a good week to be young – especially if you are misunderstood. As the desperate scramble for the last remaining lower price university places begins, politicians are falling over themselves to find ever more effective methods […]

David Cameron Responds to Andrew George MP’s Health Bill Concerns

Posted on: 26th August 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron responded yesterday to Andrew George MP’s concerns over the Government’s proposed health reforms. The PM’s response was made to the Western Morning News on his visit to Treliske Hospital. The Western Morning News featured Andrew’s concerns on Thursday and has David Cameron’s response on the front page of this morning’s edition. […]

Andrew George MP – Daily Express Headline – Ankylosing Spondylitis

Posted on: 16th August 2011

From The House Magazine: Andrew George MP: Constituency postbag: Fairness in housing

Posted on: 15th July 2011

“Seek out the silent voices.” Paul Flynn’s wise advice – one of his ‘ten commandments’ when he signed off his Constituency Postbag feature in these pages last week – is an appropriate place for me to begin mine. When I was first elected in 1997, thousands of hardworking families across the West Cornwall and Isles […]

Irritated MPs interrogate Lansley over NHS Bill

Posted on: 5th July 2011

From the Morning Star, July 5th 2011 Mr Lansley went round in circles before grudgingly admitting to Lib Dem MP Andrew George that many of the amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill were cosmetic. Labour MP Valerie Vaz joined West Cornwall Lib Dem Mr George in trying to smoke out the minister over […]

A Watchdog Could Help the Supermarket “good guys”

Posted on: 5th July 2011

Commenting on the feature article in The Observer at the weekend in which he was quoted, West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, who also chairs the influential Grocery Market Action Group, said that the Government’s proposed Supermarket Watchdog (Adjudicator) could be beefed up to offer awards to those supermarkets which treat their farmers, growers and other […]

Andrew Dilnot expects ‘shift’ on elderly care proposals by 2014

Posted on: 4th July 2011

From The Guardian, July 4th 2011 Lib Dem MP Andrew George said his party would be “very keen” to push forward care reform as an issue that distinguished them from the government. He told Radio 4’s Sunday night programme, Westminster Hour, that Dilnot was pushing things “in the right direction” by pushing the bill “back […]

British farmers forced to pay the cost of supermarket price wars

Posted on: 2nd July 2011

From The Guardian, July 2nd 2011 Campaigners reject this as risible. Andrew George, the Liberal Democrat MP for St Ives who leads the Grocery Market Action Group, said: “The cost to each retailer for the costs of the adjudicator is put at £120,000 per annum. It’s a gnat bite – nothing, given their record profits […]