Category Archive: BobSays

Sep 08 2017

Bob Says: Harrow Council “covering up” it’s financial mismanagement

Investigation by Bob Blackman MP has uncovered concerning evidence that the Labour-run Harrow Council has failed, he says, in its duty of care for public assets, selling publicly owned land to a private enterprise without any level of transparency or care for taxpayer money. Residents were not advised of the sale and the use of …

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Jul 11 2017

Bob Blackman MP says “keep streets clear for disabled people”

Bob Blackman attended a Guide Dogs event at the House of Commons on 3 July to show their support for the campaign to keep parked cars and other obstacles off our pavements. At the event, the MP for Harrow East heard from guide dog owners how parked cars and street clutter blocking the pavement force …

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Feb 09 2017

Bob Blackman MP backs campaign for fair deal for drivers of diesel vehicles

Bob Blackman MP backs campaign for fair deal for drivers of diesel vehicles Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, is backing a campaign to make sure drivers of diesel vehicles get a fair deal – not higher taxes. There are fears local authorities will copy a revenue raising scheme proposed by Westminster City Council to …

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Dec 21 2016

Bob Says: Harrow Council Fails to Secure Funding Settlement

Harrow Council Fails to Secure Funding Settlement It has been revealed that Harrow Council is the only London Council and one of only 10 English councils who have failed to agree a four-year Local Government Finance Settlement after local MP, Bob Blackman, asked for clarification from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government …

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Dec 03 2016

Bob Blackman MP Welcomes Good News on Local Schools

Bob Blackman MP has welcomed the news that more children are being taught in good or outstanding schools. New figures from Ofsted show that 2 more schools in Harrow have been judged good or outstanding in their most recent inspection compared to 2015. Across London, 165 more schools have been rated as good or outstanding. …

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Nov 26 2016

Bob Blackman MP welcomes help for ordinary working families in Harrow East

Bob Blackman MP has welcomed the Government’s Autumn Statement, which will help working families in Harrow East, finish bringing down the deficit so Britain lives within its means, and tackle the long-term challenges facing our economy so Britain is more productive and our economy is fit for the future. The Autumn Statement sets out the …

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May 23 2016

Bob Says: Harrow Library Consultation Flawed; Send Objections

Bob Blackman MP Urges Public to Get Involved in Library Closures Inquiry Consultation Last year, Bob Blackman joined with local residents in Edgware in his constituency of Harrow East to try and save the Bob Lawrence Library in Edgware from closure by Harrow Council. Despite a petition with more than 5000 signatures and a sound …

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Apr 23 2016

Bob Says: Victory on GCSE and A-Level Languages!

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, has warmly welcomed the news that his long fought campaign for community languages, including Gujurati, Bengali, Panjabi and Urdu, to continue to be taught at GCSE and A-Level has come to a successful conclusion after the Department for Education confirmed that qualifications will continue to be gained in modern …

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Mar 24 2016

Bob Says: A&E Claims are “Utter Rubbish”

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, has queried figures being used to claim that only 1 in 4 patients are waiting longer than four hours to be seen at A&Es under the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. Official figures provided by the Department for Health show that, during January 2016, 89% of patients were …

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Feb 22 2016

Bob Blackman MP Supports Local Timber Industries in Parliament

Bob Blackman MP Supports Local Timber Industries in Parliament Bob Blackman MP for East Harrow has joined a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries. The new APPG held its AGM on 9 February 2016 at the House of Commons. The group aims to help grow the use of timber and develop vibrant …

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