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Norwich South MP Simon Wright is urging more local businesses to consider taking on an apprentice, after new research revealed that organisations in the East of England get an average boost of £2,009 for every apprentice hired after the cost of training has been deducted.  The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) have calculated the value, >> Read more

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05/03/2014

    Simon Wright MP is urging local schools to apply for the Pupil Premium Awards, launched today by the Department for Education to celebrate schools who are using the additional resources to make a real difference to the educational performance of disadvantaged children. The Pupil Premium was launched in 2010 to target resources at >> Read more

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01/03/2014

Norwich South MP Simon Wright has expressed his disappointed today that a new measure for child poverty has not been agreed across government.

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28/02/2014

Speaking in the House of Commons today, Norwich South MP Simon Wright highlighted concerns over excessive profits and prices by gas suppliers.

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28/02/2014

Norwich South MP Simon Wright is taking up calls to turn the recommendations of the Government’s recently published strategy “The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases” into reality.

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28/02/2014

Simon Wright, Member of Parliament for Norwich South and member of the House of Commons Environmental Audit select Committee, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that the National Wildlife Crime Unit will receive funding until at least 2016.

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11/02/2014

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has published a report which recommends a ‘simple and coherent’ 5p charge on plastic bags

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11/02/2014

Speaking in the House of Commons, Norwich South MP and Lib Dem Education spokesperson Simon Wright has rejected Labour calls for ‘Teacher MOTs’ and called instead for a greater focus on improving training opportunities for the teachers throughout their careers.

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11/02/2014

Norwich South MP Simon Wright has joined forces with Norfolk’s Lib Dem MEP Andrew Duff to highlight the thousands of jobs that would be put at risk by an exit from the EU after the Chief Executive of Unilever warned that the company would review its investment in British jobs if Britain left the EU. >> Read more

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23/01/2014

Norwich South MP Simon Wright is a sponsor of a Bill introduced in Parliament that calls for electric shock dog collars to be banned. The Ten Minute Rule Bill, Animal Welfare (Electronic Collars), presented to the House of Commons by Hendon MP Matthew Offord lists Mr Wright as one of its sponsors.  There are thought >> Read more

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23/01/2014

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