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Councillor Brian Laming asked Jackie to visit Badger Farm Pre School with him this week.County Councillor Phil Bailey and City Councillor Lynda Bannister joined them. They had a look at the group’s facilities and enjoyed their Christmas decorations! As the Chairman of the Community Centre, Brian wants to make sure the Centre supports the group […]
Jackie returned to Willow Class at Micheldever School today to return the original design for her Christmas card this year. Jackie says,’I want to say a sincere thank you to Mr Tatnall and the pupils in Willow Class who joined in with this project. The drawings were really colourful and often very detailed. Having taught […]
We all knew it was inevitable, but Mandela’s death feels like the end of an era. For me as a school girl living in Wolverhampton, with relations working in Africa, I couldn’t understand why the apartheid system existed at all, and it is a credit to our world that eventually, through Mandela’s mission, South Africa […]
The policy, announced at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference in September, is confirmed in the Government’s Autumn Statement.
As part of the Autumn Statement funding of £450m in 2014-15 and £635m in 2015-16 will be made available to the Department for Education to fund this commitment. This is new money into the Department for Education’s budget. We are also making £150m of capital available to ensure that schools can build new kitchens or increase dining capacity where necessary.
Commenting, Nick Clegg said:
“Early on I made it very clear that universal free school meals would be my personal priority in this Autumn Statement and I’m proud that we are now delivering it. From the start of the next school year, every single infant school pupil will be able to sit to down to a free school lunch.
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and at the same time we are doing all we can to help ease the pressure on household budgets. This not only encourages positive eating habits and helps improve concentration and performance in the classroom, but this will also mean significant savings for families.
“Providing universal free school meals will help give every child the future they deserve, building a stronger economy and a fairer society.”
Could you benefit by switching supplier? Could your energy usage be part of Hampshire’s ‘Switch’ programme so we can all get cheaper bills by using the buying power of Hampshire County Council-and buying energy in bulk to reduce on costs? We all complain about energy bills but this is a practical solution. You register your […]
Next April we will deliver on our promise to raise the threshold before people start paying income tax to £10,000. This means that millions of the lowest paid people have been helped by having to pay no income tax at …
There is such a thing as a free lunch says Prospective MP and Lib Dem Spokesperson for Children, Jackie Porter
Just before half term, I enjoyed a school meal with children at Micheldever School. The vegetarian curry was delicious! Jackie says ”I often enjoy a school meal in the dining hall with the children. It’s a great opportunity to try out the school lunches that are offered and to talk with the children about the […]
There are villages where most drivers realise that the safe speed to drive should be a meximum of 20mph. Sensible drivers judge conditions and drive accordingly. Cyclists often don’t consider themselves needing a speed limit- but they most definitely need to be on board with the 20′s plenty for us campaign. The Government’s Lib Dem […]
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show crime against households is down by 7 per cent compared with the same time last year and has hit the lowest level since the record began in 1981.
Norman Baker said:
“The drop in number of crimes is very welcome. It shows we are tackling crime better than any time during the last 30 years and are providing safer communities for people than Labour ever did.
“Police reform is working and crime is falling. Recorded crime has dropped yet again and now by more than ten per cent under the Coalition Government.
“People have the right to go about their daily lives without being scared of becoming victims of crime, and it is Lib Dems in the Coalition Government who are helping to make their lives safer.”
The figures were announced following the launch earlier this month of the National Crime Agency aimed at tackling the growing threat of serious and organised crime.
Across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 in the last three months.
The figures released show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance has fallen by 41,700.
Today’s figures also show that the total number of people in employment is at a new record high, with 29.87 million people in work between June and August.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Minister for the Department of Work and Pensions Steve Webb said:
“The Liberal Democrats in Government have helped business create more than a million private sector jobs, and now we are working to help create a million more.
“Today’s figures show the total number of people in employment is now at a record high, with the rise being driven by a growth in full-time and permanent jobs.
“There is a long way to go, but the economy is on the mend and jobs are crucial to building a stronger economy in a fairer society that allows everyone to get on in life.”