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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be attending the official opening of the new offices of If U Care Share, at Great Lumley Community Centre at 4pm tomorrow (Saturday 5 March).
If U Care Share was founded by the family of Daniel O’Hare, a young man who took his own life in 2005, to help other young people, and to prevent other families suffering a similar experience to them. The new official home for the organisation was made possible through funding from the Co-op Community Funding Board.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will visit the Norcare Veterans Centre in Newcastle on Friday 25 February.
The centre opened in November as the first centre of its kind outside of London, and provides a range of support services for veterans who have struggled to adapt to life outside the Armed Forces.
Kevan Jones has welcomed the government's announcement that they are scrapping their plans to sell off forests across England.
Kevan received a huge number of letters and emails from constituents against these plans, and in response he said, "This is a victory for all those who took the time to contact their MPs, to sign petitions and to organise public meetings against these proposals."
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, and Stanley County Councillors Carl Marshall and Claire Vasey, will be holding an advice surgery next week, on Monday 21 February.
Mr. Jones and Councillors Marshall and Vasey will be at the Tyne Road Community Centre, Stanley from 6pm. No appointment is necessary.
Mr. Jones also has regular surgeries in Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston on the first Saturday of every month.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be calling in at the Chester-le-Street Free Advice Day tomorrow, 18 February, at Chester-le-Street Civic Centre.
Mr. Jones said, “This event provides an excellent opportunity for my constituents, and others from across the county, to come along and talk to a number of different agencies about any problems they have.
On Wednesday 15th February, Kevan spoke in an Adjournment Debate on Economic Development in the North East, which had been secured by Nick Brown, Member of Parliament for Newcastle East.
The debate was intended to raise awareness about the negative impact of changes that are being made to economic development structures in the region, including the abolition of the Regional Development Agencies.
Kevan took part in an Adjournment Debate on Wednesday 9 February, which had been secured by Pat Glass, Member of Parliament for North West Durham.
Rising prices for domestic oil fuel are causing major problems for people living in rural areas who are 'off gas', many of whom are living in fuel poverty.
Kevan said, "In a constituency such as mine, which is a rural constituency...many people do not have a choice about whether to use oil, because there is no access to gas or another alternative fuel."
To read more of the debate follow the link below:
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has now published Members of Parliament’s expenses for September and October 2010.
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Kevan Jones MP has joined calls for the government to set out a clear path for the Northern Rock, and has said remutualisation should be considered.
Mr. Jones said, "The important thing is that we have got to get value for money for the taxpayer, but from a North East point of view that it is a major employer.
"And we need some guarantees that employment is going to stay in the North East."
Kevan Jones challenged Ministers at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport this week over support for the Tourism Industry in the region, and asked for the government to make a statement on the matter.