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Posted: 12/07/2022

Horizon is the EU's largest research funding programme, making grants which total £80 billion. The UK had been expected to retain associate Horizon membership after leaving the EU, but disputes over the Government's implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol have meant that membership has not been granted. In addition to financial security, funding through Horizon

Posted: 11/07/2022

On 11 January 2022 I voted for a motion tabled by HM Opposition to introduce a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies, to fund support for people around the country confronted with exceptionally high energy prices. In my speech responding to the Queen's Speech on 17 May 2022 I called on

Posted: 11/07/2022

I signed the Book of Remembrance to mark Srebrenica Memorial Day on Monday 11 July 2022.

On 11 July 1995 during the Bosnian War, the town of Srebrenica was captured by Bosnian Serbs. The town had been declared a "safe zone" by the United Nations. More than 8000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed. This

Posted: 09/07/2022

It was a beautiful day for the summer fair at St Margaret's Church in Great Barr on Saturday 9 July 2022. 

The fair was enjoyed by young and old, with lots of stalls and face painting for the children. It was was good to see Reverend Martin Rutter and Val Rutter.

The Reverend has had good luck

Posted: 09/07/2022

Every year the summer holidays can be a time when children's reading falters. This year's Summer Reading Challenge will begin on Saturday 9 July 2022. The Challenge is the UK's largest free reading for pleasure programme, operating in 95% of public libraries to keep 4-11 year olds reading during the six weeks away from school,

Posted: 06/07/2022

On Wednesday 6 July 2022 I sat on the Committee for the Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2022. 

These Regulations amended similar Regulations made in 2015 and 2018 regarding checks made on the health and identity of plants when they are imported into the UK and transported to Northern Ireland. The amendments concern

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