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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."
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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.
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Durham Times, 7 January 2011
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Kevan Jones has welcomed the passing of planning permission for a new Tesco in Stanley Town Centre, which could create around 400 jobs.
Mr. Jones said, "I welcome this new investment proposal for Stanley. As well as the jobs it will revitalise the town centre.
"The area where the store would be located is ideal, close to the new health centre and bus station.
"The new Tesco development would mark the first major investment in the centre of Stanley for a long time and I look forward to working with Tesco to bring further improvements for the people of Stanley."