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Windsor MP asks questions on space policy in Parliament

On Tuesday 12th September Adam asked the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department for an update on the work being made to ensure the UK’s continued participation in EU space projects (11:48:34 to 11:49:20):

 

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Questions, 12th September:

Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): The ingenuity, expertise and experience of our UK space sector enables us to punch well above our weight and to collaborate globally in bodies such as CERN, ESA and many others that predate the EU. Does the Minister agree that we should continue fully to support the role that British companies play in both other European space agencies and the EU space programme?

Jo Johnson (Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation): My hon. Friend has great expertise in this area, through his association with the Parliamentary Space Committee. I can reassure him, as I did a moment ago, that we are committed to continuing to collaborate closely with European countries to develop our space sector to the benefit of all those in employment in this sector in this country.

Windsor MP asks questions on social mobility in Parliament

On Monday 11th September Adam asked the Department for Education for an update on their work to improve social mobility [14:56:00 to 14:57:48]:

 

Education Questions, 11th September:

Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): What steps the Government is taking to improve social mobility in disadvantaged areas.

Justine Greening (Secretary of State for Education): We are committed to supporting social mobility across the country, including in those areas that face the greatest challenges and have the fewest opportunities. At the vanguard of this approach, we are investing £72 million in 12 opportunity areas based in social mobility cold spots. We are working in these areas with local partners to improve educational attainment, to build opportunity and to broaden horizons for children and young people across early years, schools, and further and higher education.

Windsor MP welcomes first July budget surplus in 15 years

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the news that the country’s public finances were in surplus for the month of July. Over July the public sector received £184m more in tax revenue than it spent on public services. This is the first surplus for the month of July in 15 years.

Since 2010 the budget deficit has also dropped from over 10% of GDP to less than 3%. Over the same period the economy has cumulatively grown by 15.2% and unemployment has dropped to 4.4%, its lowest rate since 1975.

Windsor MP welcomes National Lottery investment in Windsor’s heritage

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the National Lottery’s continuous investment in Windsor’s heritage since 1994 and has encouraged constituents to apply for grants to explore the legacy of the First World War.

In total, over £0.75m has been invested in 17 heritage projects in Windsor, from exploring local archaeology and restoring local parks and buildings to protecting wildlife and researching local history.

Windsor MP welcomes expansion to mental healthcare

Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the government’s announcements that it will embark on one of the largest expansions of mental health services in Europe.

This includes recruiting 21,000 new mental health workers to properly integrate mental and physical health services and investing £1.3bn extra to treat an extra 1m people by 2021.