Sam's Snapshot

31 OCT 2014

Giving children the best start in life: speech at Policy Exchange

Last week I gave a speech to the think-tank Policy Exchange in my capacity as Minister for Childcare and Education, in which I outlined some of my thoughts on how we give children the best start in life. You can read the speech here:

24 OCT 2014

Protecting yourself from fraud: new advice published

Earlier this year, after I was approached by constituents hit by a vishing scam, I called for a new, industry-wide public information campaign, to improve awareness of the latest scams and what customers can do to avoid them. Having met with the...

23 OCT 2014

Better safety on rural roads

On Saturday I joined with the parents of a young couple tragically killed in a car accident on Titsey Road, Oxted, to call for better safety on our rural roads. Titsey Road remains extremely hazardous for drivers, and more needs to be done to...

21 OCT 2014

Meet your Local MP: Sam Direct in South Nutfield

My next Sam Direct will be at the Christ Church Hall, Kings Cross Lane, South Nutfield, RH1 5NG on Friday 7 November at 7.00pm. These sessions are a relaxed, informal opportunity for those present to ask whatever questions they have about local...

17 OCT 2014

Aircraft noise - make your views known to the CAA

I have been extremely concerned by recent reports from across the constituency of the misery caused by increased air traffic at all times of the day, including in areas not previously overflown. With both Heathrow and Gatwick insisting that recent...

09 OCT 2014

Redhill Aerodrome: appeal upheld!

I was very pleased to learn that this afternoon the appeal against a High Court ruling permitting a hard runway has been upheld. The judgement confirms that a development of this kind is not permissible within the Government's guidelines to protect...

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