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Culdrose Search and Rescue Must Be Supported if Contract is Ripped Up

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, has called upon Transport Minister, Mike Penning MP, to assure him that essential Search and Rescue Services like the 771 Squadron at RNAS Culdrose

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Government Must Not Risk Sea Safety – Andrew George MP

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, will warn Government Ministers that they must not put at risk the lives of those who are ‘in peril’ on our seas. The Department

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Andrew George to Press Defence Secretary For Reassurance Over RNAS Culdrose

Andrew George MP, St Ives, has called on Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP for reassurance that defence budget cuts will not adversely impact upon RNAS Culdrose, following the Strategic Defence Review. RNAS Culdrose, based near Helston in West Cornwall, is Europe’s

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Andrew George MP Visits Trevarno Railway Station

St Ives MP, Andrew George visited Trevarno Railway Station on Friday and met with the Chairman of the Helston Railway Preservation Company to discuss progress on the project. The station was officially re-opened in the summer.

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Helston Project Freed From Cornwall’s EU Funding Freeze

Andrew George MP has welcomed news that a Helston based staircase manufacturer has had the go-ahead for grant funding after fears it would lose out on vital European Convergence aid. Spiral Construction Ltd had received verbal approval for a European Covergence

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Early Response Promised to Search and Rescue Enquiry

A Government Defence Minister has reassured Andrew George MP that RNAS Culdrose’s search and rescure service won’t be jeopardised by the suspension of a £6 billion contract with Soteria for search and rescue services. The St Ives MP has also been assured he

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Andrew George’s response to Search & Rescue contract suspension

Andrew George’s response to the Coalition Government’s suspension of the Culdrose Search and Rescue contract with Soteria, for full details: Search and Rescue Contract Suspension

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  • Policymaking reform; what the problem is and how to solve it July 27, 2015
    View image | gettyimages.com   New members often ask how to find out what current policy is, on a wide range of topics, how to influence or ‘input’ on policy, and indeed what the party does with its policy once it is established. Normally I explain that in policy Conference is supreme, at least in […]
    Paul Reynolds
  • Rawls v Bayes July 27, 2015
    At the Social Liberal Forum conference session on equality, one of the points raised by Julian Huppert (pictured alongside chair Mark Blackburn and the other speaker Kelly-Marie Blundell) was that of philosopher John Rawls’ idea of the Veil of Ignorance. The Veil of Ignorance challenges us to find fairer solutions to policy questions: it asks […]
    Joe Otten