Westminster News

Jeremy Quin: School Funding

I make no apology for returning to the subject of our local schools for the second week in a row.  I referred last week to Fair Funding and it is, quite rightly, receiving a lot of prominence.

School Funding Update

The new Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, reconfirmed in the House of Commons on Thursday that a New Funding Formula for Schools ("Fair Funding") would be introduced as soon as possible.

Jeremy Quin: Railway Debate Update

A big “thank you” to all who emailed with your personal experiences of disruption on the local rail services for the debate I am leading in this week.  Stories of constituents left marooned by cancelled trains, or others calculating in working days time lost annually due to delays bring to life dreadful statistics. 

Jeremy Quin: A Busy week in Parliament

Parliament has already been busy and following the party conferences it will get yet more intense. The final decision on airport expansion is likely to come in the next few weeks.  I respect the fact that not all constituents agree with my campaigning against a second runway at Gatwick.  However I believe Gatwick is not the right answer, the Davies Commission agreed.  The issue though is not yet resolved and intense work continues.

Jeremy Quin: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Parliament resumed at Westminster this week.   During the summer “recess” I have thoroughly enjoyed my visits around the constituency.  This has been reflected in this column and its great to be able to give a platform to some of the great organisations, businesses and charities that thrive locally.  There are however, on occasion, national or even international issues that dominate peoples' thoughts in every part of the country.