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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the decision to award compensation to the next-of-kin of pleural plaques sufferers who died after submitting compensation applications.
Mr. Jones said, “I am pleased that the government have taken the decision to pay compensation to the families of asbestos victims.
“However I would strongly advise families pursuing claims to avoid unscrupulous claims handling firms seeking to profit from these claims. Anyone in need of advice on this matter should contact a reputable solicitor, or contact their MP or the TUC, who will be able to point them in the right direction.”
The Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group can be contacted on 0191 263 5029, or by email at email@example.com.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the findings of an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority into Thomspons Solicitors, who deducted cash from miners compensation awards as 'administrative charges.'
Kevan recently held 3 public meetings at Chester-le-Street Station to discuss the rail timetable with Station Master Alex Nelson and David Mallender from First Transpennine.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has now published Members of Parliament’s expenses from May to August 2010.
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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be meeting with commuters and others who use the train services between Chester-le-Street and Newcastle on Friday (26 November) to discuss proposed changes to the timetable at Chester-le-Street, which will come into force in May.
Mr. Jones said, “I know this an issue that affects many of my constituents, and it is vital that we continue to argue for the best possible train service for Chester-le-Street, and I hope these public meetings will allow local people an opportunity to have their say on local provision.
“I would encourage anyone who uses these services to come along to one of the meetings to make their voice heard on this matter.”
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be joining pupils and teachers from schools across the constituency tomorrow (12 November), at two Tesco for Schools and Clubs equipment presentations.
Mr. Jones said, “I am very pleased to be part of these presentations. The Tesco for Schools and Clubs programme is a great scheme, which provides valuable extra resources for local schools and clubs. Taking part in the scheme and collecting vouchers can be a real benefit to schools in North Durham.”
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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has raised serious concerns about a claims handling organisation which is apparently offering to help ex-miners claim compensation that could still be owed to them.
JusticeForMiners.org.uk is encouraging ex-miners to contact them if they think their original claims for compensation had been under-settled by their solicitors.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed the ongoing work of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
The Trust supports community-based projects in former coalfields throughout the UK, including many projects in the North East, through awarding grants. They also work with other agencies such as Citizens Advice to tackle problems such as unemployment and poverty.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has backed a UK campaign highlighting the importance of school crossing patrols, and encourages local schools to recognise the role their lollipop people play in local road safety.
The Kwik Fit Insurance Lollipop Person of the Year campaign, which is open to all primary schools in the UK, aims to find Britain’s favourite lollipop person, and also highlights the importance of having adequate supervision for children who have to cross roads on the way to school.