Today’s Budget announces major investment across the country, including £1.4 billion investment in research and development for the Animal and Plant Health Agency based in New Haw (although described as Weybridge for the national audience).
Today the Government announced a multi-million-pound investment in the future of UK science. This will help to secure our position as a global leader in science and support our next generation of world-leading scientists.
It will be no surprise to many that with further flood warnings I have been contacted by many residents concerned over the lack of progress in building the River Thames Scheme. This is a clear priority for the constituency.
A flood warning has been issued for the River Wey, meaning property flooding is possible. Flood alerts are also in place along the River Thames, Windle Brook and Hale, Mill, Addlestone and Chertsey Bournes as a result of recent heavy rainfall.
Following the impact of Storm Ciara, the Secretary of State for the Environment gave a statement to the House of Commons on flooding yesterday, reiterating the Government's commitment to 'major investments in our flood defences to better protect thousands of homes and businesses across the count
This week marks Apprenticeship Week (3-9 February) and I attended the British Retail Consortium’s National Apprenticeship Week’s reception in Parliament. I met with inspirational employers and apprentices highlighting the fantastic opportunities quality apprenticeship programmes can bring.
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