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George attends Blood Bikes Charity event

George recently attended a charity event at Jenn's Diner to raise Awareness for Cornwall Blood Bikes. 

Cornwall Blood Bikes are a group of self-funding volunteers operating as a registered charity to provide an "out of hours" courier service to NHS partners throughout Cornwall. They receive no funding by the NHS and rely entirely on the generosity of the community and deliver and collect blood, pathology samples, breast milk, and medication and much more.

George welcomes extra funding to tackle rough sleeping

Recently the Government announced that £30 million will be allocated to the Rough Sleeping Initiative across England. From this funding, Cornwall will be receiving £437,489 representing a significant first step in the government's manifesto commitment of halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027.

Murdoch Day 2018

George recently attended the annual Murdoch Day celebrations in Redruth. The day commemorates the achievements of William Murdoch, the inventor and engineer who was one of the pioneers of steam power development in Cornwall and also famously invented the first ever gas light using piped gas.

Many local children, families and members of the community came together to see the excellent procession in the morning, which involved lots of local schools, dance acts and bands.

George Eustice welcomes £1.5M for mental health

The Government has announced that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is being awarded almost £1.5M for a new mental health hub.

Protected Food Names

This week saw a showcase of Protected Food Name products in Parliament. There are over 80 foods which enjoy protection under the PDO, PGI and TSG schemes at present, including the Cornish Pasty, Cornish Clotted Cream, Fal Oyster and Cornish Sardines. Protected status helps to ensure that these foods cannot be copied.

Tackling the Plastic Problem

This week, George responded to a debate on plastics on behalf of the Government. He was pleased to pay tribute to Portreath School, who recently visited Parliament to speak about the excellent work they have been doing to help tackle the scourge of plastic waste in our oceans, and Mount Hawke Academy, whose students have written a variety of thoughtful and intelligent letters about this issue.

Clerkenwell Design Week & Chelsea Flower Show

This week, George attended Clerkenwell Design Week. He met two of Cornwall’s leading creative companies, Nixon Design and MARK Product. Together with Invest in Cornwall, they were doing a fantastic job of promoting Cornwall as a place for great business.

George also went to the Chelsea Flower Show, to support Cornish businesses Burncoose Nurseries and Tregothnan Estate. There was also a Cornish themed garden supported by Tate St Ives.

George meets Portreath pupils to discuss plastic

Pupils from Portreath School recently wrote letters to George to tell him about their school work on the issue of plastic. Last week, they were invited to Parliament to take part in an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting with Surfers Against Sewage.

George attends Trevithick Day celebrations

On Saturday, George Eustice MP attended the annual Trevithick Day celebrations in Camborne. The days commemorates the achievements of Richard Trevithick, which epitomise the contribution made by Cornwall to the Industrial Revolution.

Hundreds of school children, families and members of the community came together. There was a parade which included a replica of the Puffing Devil, which is always the star of the show.

An extra £2.5M to repair potholes in Cornwall

Today, George Eustice MP has welcomed £2.5 million of additional investment to repair potholes in Cornwall. This will fix an estimated 50,000 potholes, following the recent winter storms that caused considerable damage on our roads.

Agenda for Parish Council meeting – Monday 24th April 2017

Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 14:22

To view the agenda for the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 24th April, please click on the link below :-

agenda NOTIFY 24th April 2017

Reawla Park Skate/Fun Day – Sunday 30th April 1pm to 4pm

Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:07

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Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The proportion of fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels using remote electronic monitoring (REM) equipment was less than one percent of the total fishing trips undertaken by UK vessels in each of the last three years from 2014 to 2016. The type of vessel using REM equipment were large capacity vessels, fishing off shore for fish stocks that were subject to quotas. In 2016 nearly 40 percent of UK landings of North Sea cod were made by vessels fully documenting their catch using REM equipment.

Fisheries: Monitoring | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Details of planned UK observer trips are set out in United Kingdom’s Work Plan for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The Work Plan can be found at the Gov.UK website. In England and Wales, 525 staff days per year are allocated to observer sampling with 1032 days for Scotland and 460 days for Northern Ireland.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Ministers and officials have had meetings with a number of organisations to discuss a range of issues associated with EU exit including the 1964 London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told Parliament on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

Fisheries: Treaties | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

We are looking very carefully at the London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told the House on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.

UN Convention on the Law of the Sea | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

In accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, following EU exit, the UK will be responsible for managing living resources, including fisheries, within its territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone.

Agriculture: Wales | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

The Secretary of State has met the Welsh Minister for Agriculture on several occasions as we seek to ensure we get the best possible deal for the whole of the UK. We have committed to carefully considering any proposals that the devolved administrations put forward. Discussions on the issues are ongoing.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Security | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Written Answers

Civil Servants have to ability to work flexibly across government sites where there is a business need to do so. The issuing of all passes is controlled by the local Departmental Security teams who follow strict procedures and protocols. Information on the number of people holding security passes for other government departments who are granted access to Defra premises is not centrally recorded.

Defra has issued 7501 passes since 2011. Data for 2010 is no longer held.

Defra is currently unable to provide data on the number of Defra passes that are active.

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