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John Baron MP visits Dale Farm site clearance preparations

September 16, 2011
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MP says he is impressed with Basildon Council and police plans  Today, John Baron MP met with Council Leader Tony Ball, Assistant Chief Constable Sue Harrison and Police Superintendent Tim Stokes, and senior Basildon Council officials when visiting both the ‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ Cell control rooms in Basildon Council. He also visited the site...
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John Baron MP and Prime Minister send clear message to Dale Farm travellers

September 7, 2011
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Move off peacefully otherwise this greenbelt land will be reclaimed  Today in the House of Commons during PMQs, John Baron MP asked the Prime Minister:  “Will the Prime Minister join me in sending a clear message to the travellers at the illegal Dale Farm site: we all hope they move off peacefully in order...
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John Baron MP welcomes Court decision over Dale Farm travellers but criticises involvement of actresses, bishops and anarchists

September 1, 2011
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MP asks travellers to leave peacefully  John Baron MP, for Basildon and Billericay, has welcomed the court decision refusing the last ditch attempt by the travellers to delay eviction of the illegal traveller site at Dale Farm, Basildon. After visits by Vanessa Redgrave and local Bishops, John has also criticised the involvement of various...
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John Baron MP: Dale Farm eviction funding now complete

June 7, 2011
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MP sends message to travellers and says eviction can now proceed   Today John Baron MP confirmed that after detailed negotiations the total potential policing costs arising from the Council’s clearance of the illegal Dale Farm traveller site have now been fully funded. Negotiations between various Government Departments, the Prime Minister’s Office, Essex Police,...
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John Baron MP welcomes Dale Farm eviction funding progress

June 3, 2011
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MP says negotiations for the balance drawing to a close   John Baron MP has today confirmed that, after detailed negotiations, the Home Office is prepared to commit £4.65 million towards potential Essex Police costs arising from the Council’s clearance of the illegal Dale Farm traveller site. Essex Police estimate that approximately £9.5 million...
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John Baron MP says traveller £1.2million is a small positive

April 13, 2011
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But MP criticises DCLG   Responding to the news today that the Department for Communities and Local Government will after all contribute £1.2m to the costs of clearing the illegal traveller Dale Farm site should the travellers not move off peacefully, John said: “This money can be used to help fund the additional...
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John Baron MP raises Dale Farm travellers with Prime Minister at PMQs

March 9, 2011
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MP is pressing for the ‘big decision’   Today in PMQs John Baron MP raised the issue of the travellers at the illegal Dale Farm site. John said: “The law courts have agreed with Basildon Council that the illegal Dale Farm traveller site should be cleared. But because the previous Government stopped the Council...
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John Baron MP hosts traveller meeting

March 1, 2011
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MP and Councillor Tony Ball confirm Basildon Council’s position   Today in Parliament John Baron MP hosted a meeting which involved the travellers at the illegal Dale Farm site, local Councillors and residents. The purpose was to follow up on the meeting in January and agree action points going forward. The travellers, following consultation...
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John Baron MP, Councillors Tony Ball and Terri Sargent and local residents meet with Dale Farm travellers

January 27, 2011
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Peaceful resolution sought but law must apply equally to everyone   Today, John Baron MP, Councillors Tony Ball and Terri Sargent, and local residents hosted a meeting at Parliament with traveller representatives from Dale Farm, Crays Hill. The purpose was to try and see if anything more could be done to find a peaceful...
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John Baron MP and Basildon Council say Government funding needed for traveller eviction

October 19, 2010
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Partly because of John Prescott’s decision to stop Basildon Council taking enforcement action against the illegal traveller site at Dale Farm between 2003 and 2005, during which time the site mushroomed in size, this illegal traveller encampment is now the biggest in the country if not Europe. Accordingly, John Baron MP, Basildon Council and...
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