Jeremy Lefroy has asked the Prime Minister for a meeting to discuss developments at Stafford Hospital following the publication by Monitor this week of the report by the Contingency Planning Team on the future of services at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Jeremy Lefroy MP, who sits on the International Development Committee, has encouraged secondary schools in Stafford to get involved with “Shape the Future” a new UK-wide competition launched by The Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP. The competition will give young people in secondary schools the opportunity to put forward ideas on the future of global development after 2015.
Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy has welcomed the statement by the new Secretary of State for International Development,Justine Greening, confirming that financial grant aid to India will end by 2015.
Mr Lefroy, who is a member of the International Development Select Committee, commented-
“I am very pleased that the Minister has listened to the recommendations the International Development Committee to wind down financial grant aid to India, a country which has experienced rapid growth
Local MP Jeremy Lefroy will this month sit on the Small Charitable Donations Bill Committee in Parliament which will agree the detail of a scheme to give local charities access to extra cash on small cash donations which do not qualify for Gift Aid.
The Scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in 2011 Budget, will be implemented by a Bill which is currently going through Parliament. Jeremy Lefroy, who has long lobbied the Government to widen the Gift Aid franchise to allow small cash donations, is joining 21 other MPs to scrutinise the Bill before its return to the House of Commons for a final vote.
During a debate in Westminster Hall yesterday, Stafford’s MP, Jeremy Lefroy, sought assurances regarding the awarding of the West Coast Main Line franchise to FirstGroup.
Mr. Lefroy admitted that the Government was stuck in a difficult position over the decision and said that he was pleased that both final bidders had their headquarters in the UK, something that he believes is very important for a company running the most important railway line in the country.
Speaking in the House of Commons on the first day following the summer recess, Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy asked the second question of the new session.
Welcoming recent news of a 6 per cent increase in adoptions in 2011 which has reversed a long term trend of decline in adoption, Mr Lefroy asked the Secretary of State for Education “What progress his Department has made on steps to speed up the adoption process.”
After attending Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Annual Parliamentary Reception on Tuesday 26th June, local MP Jeremy Lefroy has committed to help Breakthrough improve outcomes for breast cancer patients in Stafford constituency and ensure constituents have access to the best services.
Mr Lefroy said: “The UK’s breast cancer survival rates have fallen behind other European countries and must do all we can to improve this. More than 48,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK and I want to make sure we do everything within our power to help their chances.”
Jeremy Lefroy has been made a parliamentary patron for the rural fair share campaign.
This campaign brings together Members of Parliament from all parties, along with organisations, community groups, and individuals concerned about the welfare of our rural communities.
Stafford’s MP Jeremy Lefroy invited constituent Joanne Perceval to the House of Commons to visit the exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the assassination of the Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, to whom her late husband was distantly related.
A Stafford teenager has taken part in a special lobbying event at the Houses of Parliament. Darcy Evans, 13, a pupil at Stafford Grammar School, travelled to London to help raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, and to ask MPs and Ministers for more money to help find a cure for the life threatening condition.