gjhfgjhhRuffley urges his constituents to respond to the Stowmarket Area Action Plan Consultation on potential development sites

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009

David Ruffley is urging his constituents in Stowmarket and the neighbouring villages to respond to the Stowmarket Area Action Plan consultation run by Mid Suffolk District Council. He has written to the Parish Councils which share a boundary with the town of Stowmarket asking them to submit their views.

The consultation seeks views from local people and organisations on potential development sites in and around Stowmarket for which land bids have been submitted. The consultation is open until 18 May.

gjhfgjhhRuffley to attend Beating Retreat and launch of the Bury Festival

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009

David Ruffley MP will be attending the Beating Retreat ceremony and the launch of the Bury Festival on Friday 8 May at 6.30pm.

The 24th Bury St Edmunds Festival will open on Friday, May 8, with the traditional Beating Retreat ceremony on Angel Hill, which will be performed by the Band of the Royal Parachute Regiment.

David said:

gjhfgjhhRuffley's campaign for honest food labelling reveals startling results

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009

David Ruffley MP has today released details of the response to his 'Honest Food' campaign and residents' survey.

Earlier this year David wrote to all the major supermarkets in Bury St Edmunds asking them to outline their policy on the clarity of food labelling, in particular the labelling of items as 'British' when the contents are not sourced from our country.

Some of the key results from David's survey, which has received nearly 120 responses, are as follows:

• 78% of people find it difficult establish the country of origin of a product

gjhfgjhhRuffley to give starters orders at Moreton Hall Christian Aid Fun Run

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009

David Ruffley MP will be giving 'starters orders' at the Christian Aid Fun Run on the field next to Christ Church, Moreton Hall on Saturday 9 May between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

Participants are encouraged to get sponsored for as many laps as they think they can do, up to a maximum of 10, and in so doing raise money to help people in some of the world's poorest countries.

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gjhfgjhhThe Sun pg.2: Crime by teens is up 60% in 12yrs

Monday, 11 May, 2009

LABOUR has presided over a shocking 60 per cent surge in the number of under-17s repeatedly committing crime.

Ministry of Justice figures yesterday revealed that the total of Persistent Young Offenders in England and Wales rose from 9,868 in 1997 to 15,819 last year.

And the number of crimes they commit has soared by 80 per cent in the same period to 80 offences every day.

Ministers have brought in 46 different measures aimed at tackling the youth crime crisis.

gjhfgjhhMetro: More yobs turning to life of crime

Monday, 11 May, 2009

THE number of youths caught up in a 'revolving door' of criminality has soared by 60 per cent over the last decade.

There were 15,819 persistent young offenders in England and Wales last year compared with 9,868 in 1997.

The crooks - some as young as ten - committed an average of almost 80 crimes every day, Ministry of Justice figures show.

The statistics emerged as police leaders accused courts of going soft on crime by allowing offenders to 'renegotiate' the terms of their community service orders and curfews.

gjhfgjhhDaily Mail: Increase in Number of Persistant Young Offenders

Monday, 11 May, 2009

THE number of serial teenage criminals has rocketed by 60 per cent since Labour won power.

The figures emerged last night as it was revealed 5,000 schools now have a police officer stationed on the premises.

The crime data, obtained by Tory police spokesman David Ruffley , shows the number of persistent young offenders in England and Wales has increased from 9,868 in 1997 to 15,819 in 2008. And the number of offences by repeat criminals has risen by more than 80 per cent - from 16,010 in 1997 to 28,834 in 2008.

gjhfgjhhPress Association: SOARING RISE IN YOB CRIME

Monday, 11 May, 2009

The number of yobs repeatedly committing crimes has soared by 60% since Labour came to power, new figures revealed today.

Ministry of Justice figures revealed that the number of Persistent Young Offenders (PYOs) in England and Wales increased from 9,868 in 1997 to 15,819 last year.

The number of offences they commit each year has risen by more than 80% - to nearly 80 every day.

A Persistent Young Offender is someone aged 10-17 sentenced for a recordable offence three times or more over three years.

gjhfgjhhRuffley highlights MS Awareness Week

Saturday, 25 April, 2009

David Ruffley MP has today highlighted Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week which runs from 27 April to 3 May 2009.

MS, a condition of the nervous system, is the most common disabling neurological disease among young adults and affects around 85,000 people in the UK. MS is most often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and women are nearly twice as likely to develop it as men.

gjhfgjhhDaily Express: Speed cams make £1/4m a day

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009

SPEEDING tickets earn the Government £250,000 each day, shock figures revealed last night.

Critics said Labour was "milking the motorist" despite doing little to improve road safety. In 2007 the Government raked in a staggering £88million in fines. This compared to just £28.5million, a decade earlier.

The figures were obtained by David Ruffley , the Tory police reform spokesman.

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