Update on Davies Commission Report

The presentation of the Commission's recommendation this morning by Sir Howard Davies was an overwhelming endorsement of the Heathrow 3rd Runway.

What was clear coming out of that presentation was that Heathrow is vastly the best choice in the national interest.

Jeremy Quin Questions Minister on Shale Gas

Jeremy Quin, the MP for Horsham, took the opportunity at the first parliamentary debate on shale gas exploitation to emphasise the critical importance of a safety regime that has the confidence of local communities.

Jeremy Quin Demands a Better Deal for Rail Commuters

Jeremy Quin MP raised a question to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, in the House of Commons this morning. Patrick McLoughlin was announcing an extension of the Government’s direct control of Network Rail and what he is doing to hold Network Rail to account. 

A View from Westminster

West Sussex MPs are working together as a great a team and I was delighted that the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, agreed this week that we should look afresh at the schools funding formula.

Jeremy Quin's Maiden Speech

Every five years there is a Parliamentary ritual which involves every new MP making a maiden speech.  In the past this was a leisurely affair in which new MPs would often wait years before making their first contribution.  I would not expect my constituents to be as patient!

Trains, Planes and Automobiles - An update

Parliament was officially opened Wednesday.  By the time the County Times is published we will know the Bills the Government will bring forward over the next year.  However whatever the national agenda of the day its local issues that will dominate my diary.Fellow Sussex and Surrey MPs and I will

Westminster Update from Jeremy Quin

My 7 year old nephew was very excited by the election campaign “is it true” he asked “have the Conservatories won?”.  Not quite but it was certainly “conservatory” weather for the Horsham Hospital Fete on Saturday and a pleasure to meet Fete Chairman, Geoff Pearce and his volunteers who put on a

Jeremy's First Column in the County Times

Last Friday a thin strip of light stretched across the UK from points south to the most northerly tip of Scotland.  It had nothing to do with the climactic events of the previous night.  Instead those beacons, lit for “VE” Day, marked the sacrifices made by my grandparents’ generation.  It was wh