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.
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.
On Tuesday 11th July Adam asked the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for an update on what the Government is doing to strengthen Britain’s diplomatic relations with foreign countries (12:28:50 – 12:29:30):
Foreign and Commonwealth Questions, 11th July:
Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): It is striking that Commonwealth countries trade 25% more with each other at a cost that is 19% lower than with non-Commonwealth countries. Does the Minister agree that, as we leave the EU, we have a great opportunity to boost our mutual trade and security interests by enhancing our diplomatic relations with Ghana and other Commonwealth countries?
Rory Stewart MP (Minister for Africa): I pay tribute to my hon. Friend, who is our Trade Envoy to Ghana. Ghana is one of the most impressive recent developments in Africa, with three recent transitions of democratic power and a rapidly growing economy. It is a huge example of how the Commonwealth can become one of the great success stories of Britain’s next five years, as we move towards the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed recently announced figures that have shown a growing appetite for foreign firms and individuals to invest in Britain’s growing economy.
In the last financial year, over 100,000 jobs were created or safeguarded through Foreign Direct Investment and Britain remained the largest source of inward investment in Europe.