gjhfgjhhRuffley voices support for Suffolk's farmers and signs House Of Commons Early Day Motion on Animal Welfare

Tuesday, 21 February, 2006

David Ruffley MP, the Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform, has today voiced his support for Suffolk's farming community in their competition against low quality foreign imports.

To show his solidarity with the region's farmers and to promote animal welfare David has put his name to House of Commons Early Day Motion 1625 which reads:

gjhfgjhhRuffley expresses dismay at Whiting Street mast recommendation

Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

'This recommendation shows absolutely no regard for the wishes of local residents and, the serious concerns local councillors and I have expressed. This will set a worrying precedent for the proliferation of mobile masts in our town centre.'

David Ruffley MP has reacted with dismay at the decision of St Edmundsbury Borough Council Officers to recommend approval of the controversial NGW/Vodafone mobile mast application in Whiting Street.

gjhfgjhhRuffley to open A14 Rookery Crossroads

Tuesday, 28 February, 2006

David Ruffley MP will be joining Archie Robertson, Chief Executive of the Highways Agency, to officially open the A14 Rookery Crossroads on Friday 3 March 2006.

A small exhibition will be staged at the site offices and Archie Robertson will make a short speech on the scheme and future developments on the A14.

David will be available for media interviews before being driven with the other guests to the site where the relocated milestone will be unveiled.

gjhfgjhhRuffley to meet with local Business Leaders to discuss his new role as Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform

Tuesday, 28 February, 2006

David Ruffley MP will be taking breakfast with Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce on Friday 28 February at 8am before discussing his new role as Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform and the implications of the work of the Shadow Department for Work and Pensions team for local businesses.

David Ruffley was promoted to Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform by David Cameron in December of 2005.

David said:

gjhfgjhhRuffley backs Royal College of Nursing Survey and questions increase in violent attacks on Suffolk nurses

Tuesday, 28 February, 2006

David Ruffley MP has today voiced his support for Suffolk's nursing staff as the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) revealed violent attacks against nurses are increasing and their psychological wellbeing is worsening.

gjhfgjhhRuffley welcomes Infobar project to Bury St Edmunds

Monday, 13 February, 2006

'Infobar will be an invaluable resource for people with learning difficulties or disabilities across the county.'

David Ruffley MP, the Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform, has today welcomed the arrival of the Infobar project to Bury St Edmunds.

Infobar is a drop in centre for young people and adults with a learning difficulty or disability. Facilities include computers, a coffee bar and an activity room where courses are taught including arts and crafts and skills for day to day living.

gjhfgjhhRuffley urges constituents to safeguard their Chip & Pin details and calls for greater promotion of Chip & Sign cards for those with disabilities

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006

'Chip & PIN technology represents a significant step forward in the fight against fraudulent use of credit cards. However, it is important that those with disabilities are not penalised because too little has been done to promote the alternatives.'

David Ruffley MP, the Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform, has today urged his constituents to safeguard their Chip & PIN card details. The deadline for people signing for transactions ended on Monday night and the introduction of the system is intended to make retail card transactions more secure.

gjhfgjhhRuffley seeks further assurances from John Griffiths on gravestones

Tuesday, 21 February, 2006

'This is an incredibly emotive issue and there are a number of points to be addressed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council including whether they will offer a public apology to those they have offended and if they will pay for the repair of any damage caused.'

David Ruffley MP has today written to John Griffiths, leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council, seeking assurances further to those issued in his statement of 14th February which announced a review of the procedure for testing headstones in Borough Cemeteries.

gjhfgjhhRuffley's survey reveals huge opposition to Regionalisation

Tuesday, 17 January, 2006

'The responses to my survey have been overwhelmingly against the regionalisation of our emergency services. The people of Suffolk, quite rightly, see this as just another attempt by this Government to introduce big Quango government via the backdoor.'

David Ruffley MP has been conducting a survey on the proposed regionalisation of Suffolk's emergency services via his website www.tellDavidRuffley.com and through delivered leaflets.

gjhfgjhhRuffley asks 'Do you do your bit for the environment?'

Tuesday, 17 January, 2006

David Ruffley MP has this week launched a new survey on his interactive survey website asking for his constituents views on recycling and energy waste. The survey can be accessed on his website tellDavidRuffley.com.

David said:

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