Today I had a very good meeting with Planning Minister, Kit Malthouse and Energy Minister, Claire Perry and a number of officials to discuss any proposed weakening of planning rules with regards to shale gas extraction.
Hambleton District Council has today confirmed that it is going ahead with the purchase of the former Lambert Memorial Hospital in Thirsk. It has agreed the terms of agreement with NHS Property Services, which owns the Chapel Street site.
In today’s Westminster Hall debate, I called for properly resourced regional fraud squads to fight business banking fraud. I also reiterated the urgent need for a financial services tribunal and a full public inquiry into banking abuses.
Crime devastates lives; it often leaves victims physically, financially or emotionally devastated. The rule of law is one of our fundamental principles and gives each of us the expectation that justice will be sought by prosecuting offenders and providing recompense to victims.