Westminster News

Local MP Praises Government Announcement on Rail Investment in Leeds

During the Autumn Statement in the House of Commons this afternoon the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced infrastructure projects which will support growth in Yorkshire and Humber. These include the electrification of the Transpennine Express and the creation of two new railway stations, Kirkstall Forge and Apperley Lane.

Suicide Prevention discussed in Parliament

Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP, met this week with members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self Harm Prevention to discuss a new Suicide Prevention Strategy for England which is due early 2012.

Pudsey MP backs the Government's tough penalties for metal theft

In a statement to Parliament Theresa May said the Government would:

• create a new criminal offence to prohibit cash payments when purchasing scrap metal
• introduce unlimited penalties on those who break the law.

In November last year the Government announced that a dedicated metal theft taskforce would be established.