Government Support for Apprenticeships is Available, says Local MP

The Coalition Government has made clear its commitment to increase the number of apprenticeships in the UK and has made it a key priority, according to local MP Marcus Jones, who is encouraging businesses in Nuneaton to take on more apprentices.

Mortgage Review Proposals Scrutinised by Local MP

The Mortgage Market Review proposals by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) have been scrutinised by local MP Marcus Jones in Parliament. The Mortgage Market Review set out proposals for major reform of the mortgage market.

MP Seeks Assurances over Health Changes

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has written to the Chief Executive of NHS Warwickshire after learning that the majority of services provided by Warwickshire Community Health are to be transferred to South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. A handful of services provided in the north of the country are to be transferred to George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, including smoking cessation services, TB nursing and special care dentistry.

Nuneaton’s MP Presents Petition to M&S Bosses

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has recently met with senior representatives of Marks and Spencer to present a petition on behalf of Nuneaton’s residents who wanted M&S to stay open in the town, following their announcement that they were to close the store.

Local MP Raises Bramcote Hospital in Parliament

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones today raised the possible closure of Bramcote Hospital in the House of Commons with Health Minister, Simon Burns MP. NHS Warwickshire has been considering closing the hospital in recent months, which provides rehabilitation for elderly patients.

Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Gets Green Light

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) bid submitted by Coventry and Warwickshire has today been approved by the Government and was described as being one of the strongest applications.

MP Secures Meeting over KNUCKLE Project

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has secured a meeting with the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, to discuss proposals to build a new train station at the Ricoh Arena on the Coventry to Nuneaton line. Marcus made his representations about the project during questions to the Transport Secretary on October 26 stating that the rail upgrade would be extremely important in opening up further job opportunities for people living in Nuneaton, many of whom depend on Coventry for their employment.

Nuneaton MP Wants Improved Rail Services

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has recently written to the Government to give his views on a consultation by the Department for Transport ‘Reforming Rail Franchising’. The consultation discusses options to ensure that future rail franchises deliver improved services for passengers, better value for taxpayer money and create the right conditions for a sustainable rail industry.

MP Seeks Assurances on Benefit Fraud

Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones has raised questions in Parliament to seek assurances about the Government’s plans to tackle benefit fraud. He put the questions to the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions, the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP on Tuesday.