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Gareth Bacon MP
Chancellor announces biggest tax cuts since 1980s
This week the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement. He announced some of the biggest tax cuts since the 80s and the biggest cash increase to the Living Wage ever. This is only possible because debt and borrowing is lower than forecast, we avoided a predicted recession, and inflation is now half of what it was at its peak. There was a lot in the statement, but I wanted to pick out some key bits that will benefit people and families in Orpington.
My first MOJ questions
I had my first MOJ questions this week — and I was asked about serious Youth Court cases, such as malicious wounding and burglary, not falling under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme (in this scheme, a Crown Court sentence can be reviewed if it’s felt to be unduly lenient). Yes, it is true that a youth court can only sentence a child for up to two years detention. BUT where a child’s offence is serious, it must be passed on to the Crown Court, and this scheme does therefore apply. #ukparliament #parliament #ukpolitics #orpington #crime
The King's Speech and what it means for Orpington
This week we witnessed a historic moment for our country, the first King’s Speech in over 70 years. It set out our priorities for the year ahead, and majored on crime and the economy. I want to tell you a little bit more about how some of the key announcements will help people in Orpington, and my job now will be to make sure this legislation progresses through Parliament and is swiftly implemented. #parliament #orpington #ukpolitics #ukparliament
Gareth Bacon MP: The Metropolitan Police must protect British Jews
Protests in London have seen calls for jihad against British Jews, but the Metropolitan Police have stood by such disgusting and dangerous inflammatory language. I ask the Prime Minister what steps he is taking to ensure a zero tolerance policy against all forms of extremism.
Gareth Bacon MP: Have your say on the Orpington bus consultation
Orpington MP Gareth Bacon calls on local residents to take part in Transport for London’s consultation over proposed changes to the R1, R2, R3, R6 and B14 services affecting the area. The consultation deadline is 1st November, with full details accessible via: https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/orpington-bus-proposals Transport for London can be contacted through: Email: email@example.com Telephone: 020 3054 6037 (call back service) Write to: Freepost TfL Have Your Say (no stamp required)
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