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Robert Halfon

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SOON after Robert Halfon was elected the MP for Harlow in 2010 he campaigned for Harlow to be granted Enterprise Zone status. In 2011, the then Chancellor George Osborne granted Harlow the flagship status meaning that local businesses in the zone could benefit from lower…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has defended his decision to vote for a change to funding care cost cap in England. The Commons endorsed plans announced last week to exclude means-tested council support payments from a new £86,000 lifetime limit on costs. Labour and other opposition…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has supported a new Bill in Parliament which will “transform provision and outcomes for all those living with Down Syndrome in the UK”. The Bill, which was introduced by Dr Liam Fox MP, has been backed by the Government, meaning it…

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FOR many years, Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon has lobbied the Government for more money to support the Council and Streets2Homes to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Harlow. In this financial year, Mr Halfon has helped to secure over £1.065 million of funding, which has…

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BRISTOL University’s deputy vice chancellor was taken to task in an Education Select Committee hearing this week for refusing to comment on what were described as the antisemitic conspiracy theories of sacked Professor David Miller reports The Jewish Chronicle. Professor Tansy Jessop’s replies prompted a…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the government to allows councils to place statutory notices (such as planning applications etc) in digital only news outlets. As the law stands, public notices have to be in printed…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has strongly welcomed the Chancellor’s budget announced today which he believes shows that “not only are the Government on the side of workers, but they are building an even better Harlow, cutting the cost of living, strengthening our NHS and championing…

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ON MONDAY, Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, rose in the House of Commons to comment on two of his most passionate campaigns: first, to report that 8,000 new apprenticeships have been created since 2010 in Harlow and second, to call on the Government to invest yet…

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MPs have received a backlash after voting against amending a bill to stop water companies dumping raw sewage into Britain’s rivers and seas.   Just 22 Conservatives, including a number in Essex, rebelled against the Government last week by voting for an amendment to the Environment…

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FOLLOWING a very successful inaugural competition last year, Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, has launched his second Christmas Card Competition for all primary aged children in Harlow, Hastingwood, Matching, Nazeing, Roydon and Sheering. The winning entry will be used for the front cover of Mr Halfon’s…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a number of questions on financial education in schools. Q.To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of placing financial education on the…

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NEW figures have revealed that 7,900 Harlow residents have started an apprenticeship since May 2010. Many of these have been through Harlow College and local businesses and there is expected to be a large expansion in apprenticeship opportunities for Harlow’s young people in line with…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has slammed universities for not preparing students for the world of work, as he backed calls for tuition fee refunds if students did not receive face-to-face teaching. Speaking at a fringe event hosted by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) at…

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WHILST we were interviewing Robert Halfon on a canal boat on the River Stort, we brought up the subject of long queues outside petrol stations. The gridlock around town contrasted with the serene journey down to Harlow Mill lock. One thing Mr Halfon was adamant…

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ENGLAND’S Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jon Van-Tam, are to face questions from the Education Committee, which is Chaired by Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, on the inclusion of children in the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. Prof Whitty and his…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has tabled a second motion in Parliament on the Stort Crossing. Mr Halfon has made clear his view on the proposals, saying that the developers should “go back to the drawing board”. He also noted that the proposals were passed by…