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John Baron MP highlights support for disadvantaged students from tuition fees

September 18, 2017
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MP welcomes greater value-for-money scrutiny for university fees Last week John Baron MP intervened on Rt Hon Justine Greening MP during a House of Commons debate on higher education funding to highlight the success of the current tuition fees régime in enabling growing numbers of students from disadvantaged backgrounds to go to university. This...
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John Baron MP says 1972 EU Act is biggest ‘Henry VIII’ clause in history

September 11, 2017
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MP supports Government in EU Withdrawal Bill votes John Baron MP will tonight be supporting the Government as the EU Withdrawal Bill faces its first Commons test. The legislation is an essential part of the Brexit process, repealing the 1972 Act which took us into the EU and incorporating existing EU law into UK...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister to further the ‘One Nation’ principle

September 6, 2017
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MP also highlights Government’s achievements at PMQs At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon, John Baron MP asked Rt Hon Theresa May MP, “The reductions in unemployment, relative poverty and income inequality are some of our proudest achievements in recent years. What more is the Government planning to do to...
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John Baron MP highlights risks of Brexit transitional phase

July 24, 2017
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MP says there should be no loitering in the departure lounge Responding to reports that the Cabinet is united in the need for a transitional period after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019, John Baron MP said, “The British people clearly voted to leave the EU in last year’s referendum, and it...
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John Baron MP hosts and addresses Less Survivable Cancers Reception

July 20, 2017
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MP says focus on earlier diagnosis should improve survival rates Yesterday John Baron MP, the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, hosted and addressed a Parliamentary reception in the Houses of Parliament for the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce. The reception was attended by MPs, research funders, GPs and healthcare professionals, and was...
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John Baron MP welcomes significant investment in NHS Transformation projects in Mid and South Essex

July 20, 2017
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MP says £5-10 million investment in NHS will improve local services John Baron MP welcomes news that Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from a share of £325 million in new capital investment for local NHS projects across the country. Mid and South Essex will receive £5-10 million to help...
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John Baron MP questions Government on humanitarian support for Mosul

July 20, 2017
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MP says international community must learn from mistakes Today in the House of Commons, during a Statement given by the Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, John Baron MP asked, “The Government has previously acknowledged that the cutting of the food coupon system in the summer of 2013 in...
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John Baron MP presses Government on Brexit trade negotiations

July 20, 2017
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MP says trade talks should not be bogged down During Foreign & Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons this morning, John Baron MP asked the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, about the Brexit trade negotiations. John asked, “Does the Foreign Secretary agree that it would be prudent to emulate the...
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John Baron MP presses Government on Royal Navy capabilities

July 20, 2017
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MP says strong Armed Forces can make conflict less likely Having recently launched his foreign policy report examining the negative effects of cuts in diplomatic and defence spending over successive governments , John Baron MP asked during defence questions yesterday, “What assessment the Defence Secretary has made of whether...
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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) launches new inquiry into the England Cancer Strategy

July 20, 2017
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At its annual Parliamentary Summer Reception today, in addition to recognising those 20 CCGs which have most improved their one-year cancer survival rates over the last year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer is launching a second inquiry into NHS England’s Cancer Strategy. As we near the half way point from the publication of...
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