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John Baron MP warns of Eurozone tinderbox

February 28, 2012
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MP questions support for EU’s anti-democratic policy and Government trade policies Today in the House of Commons during Foreign and Commonwealth Questions, John Baron MP pressed the Foreign Secretary on the Government’s support for the anti-democratic stance of Eurozone politicians, and on why the Government wasn’t diverting EU Budget money into furthering trade relationships...
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John Baron MP welcomes 50 per cent year-on-year increase in local apprenticeships

February 10, 2012
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MP highlights local entrepreneurial spirit and Government initiatives John Baron MP has welcomed recent figures showing a 50 per cent increase in the number of people starting an apprenticeship in Basildon and Billericay last year. He has congratulated local businesses and highlighted the Government’s unprecedented funding for new apprenticeships. In addition, the Prime Minister...
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John Baron MP supports end to taxpayer subsidies to union officials

January 11, 2012
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MP votes for proposals to prevent trade union officials receiving public money Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted in support of a 10 Minute Rule Bill put forward by Jesse Norman MP. The Bill drew attention to the fact that there are some 2,800 union representatives whose salaries are not...
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John Baron MP urges greater diplomacy over Iran

December 14, 2011
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MP says sanctions and threats of military intervention are counter-productive Last night, in a short debate on Britain’s additional financial sanctions on Iran, John Baron MP stressed the importance of diplomacy in our dealings with the country. He suggested sanctions were not only of marginal effect, but could be counter-productive, and urged the Government...
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After the Prime Minister’s veto, John Baron MP calls for a fundamentally new relationship with the EU

December 9, 2011
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MP wants a relationship based on trade and not politics Early this morning in Brussels the Prime Minister vetoed the proposed EU-wide treaty change. The treaty would have required European governments to submit their budgets to the European Commission for scrutiny, which would gain the power to revise them if it deemed it necessary....
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John Baron MP supports Parliamentary Debate on fair fuel

November 15, 2011
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MP argues against increase in fuel duty Today John Baron MP, along with 100 other MPs, sponsored a debate in the House of Commons calling for a halt in the rise of fuel duty. According to present Government plans, fuel duty will increase by 3p a litre in January, with further increases planned for...
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John Baron MP urges better access to Government support for exporters

October 6, 2011
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MP says exporting key to recovery John Baron MP will be signing Early Day Motion 2168 on behalf of the Essex Chambers of Commerce once Parliament reconvenes next week, urging Government support for exporting businesses. The EDM calls for ready access to products and services intended to help exporters in the current economic climate,...
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John Baron MP welcomes tax cut for lowest paid

May 19, 2011
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MP highlights number taken out of tax altogether   New figures show that the Government has cut income tax for 2,060,000 people across the East of England, resulting in 76,000 of the lowest paid being taken out of tax altogether. The increase in the income tax personal allowance of £1,000, announced at the June...
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John Baron MP welcomes pro-growth Budget

March 23, 2011
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MP says Government heeds campaign over fuel duty John Baron MP today welcomed the Government’s Budget with its plan to reform the economy to support jobs and growth, and to take steps to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty. John had campaigned for such a...
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John Baron MP questions Chancellor over taxation of British Companies

December 22, 2010
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MP highlights problem of companies leaving the UK   Yesterday in Treasury Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Chancellor as to progress regarding the Governments review of the UK tax treatment of ‘controlled foreign companies’.  A number of British companies have moved offshore because of this issue, losing the...
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