HS2 hedgerow netting

In recent weeks a number of people have a been in touch with David about their concerns over the use of controversial hedgerow netting by HS2 Ltd as part of their approach to preliminary development works for the HS2 line. David has written to both the Environment Secretary and the Local Area Commander for Thames Valley police, whose replies you can see below.

As you can see from the correspondence, there is provision in the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for offences which cause unnecessary animal suffering. If you believe that you have evidence indicating that this netting is causing suffering for animals, you can contact Thames Valley Police here.

If you have any other concerns, please feel free to get in touch with David at david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk or on 020 7219 4573.

Tiffin Cup 2019: Aylesbury restaurant nomination

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David is pleased to announce that he has nominated local restaurant Mela for the Tiffin Cup 2019.

They will now enter the Regional Final and will be in with the opportunity to win a place in the Grand Final.

The Tiffin Cup is an annual British competition run by Tiffin Club to find the best South Asian restaurant. The competition has been running for a number of years and David has always been proud to nominate one of of the excellent South Asian restaurants in Aylesbury constituency. This year he decided to nominate Mela this year and would encourage you to visit them at 103 London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5LD. You can find more about Mela here: http://melarestaurants.co.uk/.

What is the Tiffin Cup?

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The Tiffin Club was set-up by Keith Vaz in Parliament in 2005. The competition receives cross-party support and has steadily grown over the years to reach most parts of the UK.

All the restaurants entered into the Regional Finals, regardless of whether they are successful, will be invited to the final of the Tiffin Cup 2019 on 2 July 2019 at the House of Commons.

We wish Mela restaurant the best of luck!

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in April  2019 was 1,020.

 This represents a rate of 1.6% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.8% in January to March 2019.  The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 245 higher than April 2018 and 30 higher than March 2019. 

There were 175 claimants aged 18-24 in April 2019, 55 higher than April 2018.

 

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in March 2019 was 1,005.

 This represents a rate of 1.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

 The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.4%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in December 2018 to February 2019.

 The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 235 higher than March 2018 and 40 higher than February 2019.

There were 170 claimants aged 18-24 in March 2019, 45 higher than March 2018.

Grant Funding for Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services 2019-2022

David welcomed the Government’s decision to award funding for rape and sexual abuse support services across England and Wales. Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault & Abuse Service will receive £90,720 to help support survivors. The package nationally is worth £24 million and will go towards supporting the provision of independent, specialist support for survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. To read more about this grant, please see the letter from the Secretary of State for Justice below.

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