MP responds to Chancellor's Budget for 2006

Responding to the Chancellor's 10th budget, local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the commitment to education through more capital funding for schools and more resources for newly qualified teachers.

22 Mar 2006

MP calls on Beckett to pay farmers immediately

Local MP Tim Farron has demanded that the Government make long overdue payments to local farmers immediately. Tim has submitted a written question to the Secretary of State Margaret Beckett which calls on her to ensure that Single Farm Payments are made at once. Tim has asked that farmers are paid on the basis of land areas on the rural land register in order to avoid further hardship for farmers. Whilst some of the information of the rural land register may be incorrect, Tim feels that something must be paid immediately to help farmers and alterations should be made at a later date.

21 Mar 2006

MPs triathlon success

Local MP Tim Farron successfully completed his charity triathlon on Saturday 18th March in aid of North West Cancer Research Fund and New Holehird. Tim and his team trekked through snow to reach their start point by Grizedale Tarn. Tim then ran, sailed and cycled to Humphrey Head Point arriving at around 5pm.

21 Mar 2006

Government plans for choice

Speaking during the second reading of the Education and Inspections Bill, local MP Tim Farron labelled the Governments' proposals for creating choice in rural communities a nonsense. Tim also branded the bill as an 'urban bill' which ignored many of the issues faced by parents and pupils in South Lakeland.

15 Mar 2006

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