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My week - January 2018

Monday  Year in Westminster starts with a bang - reshuffle day and debate on new Customs and Trade bill. As a new MP I’m not expecting any promotion but good to talk on the customs debate, even if it was at 10pm! Lots of devil in the detail when it comes to trade - it’s so important.

Christmas message from Vicky Ford MP

The Parliamentary year ended with a flurry of activity in Westminster. The police minister announced new rules for funding, the health team introduced a new package of winter support for the NHS and the environment minister has been taking actions to protect the oceans.

Chelmsford MP publishes guide to help groups looking for grants for the Arts

Vicky Ford MP  has published a guide to the grants available for arts, heritage and broadcasting from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.   The guide gives a brief overview of the type of project each grant supports and the contact still of the organisers of each funding scheme. 

Independent Monitoring Board release report on Chelmsford Prison

Chelmsford Prison's Annual Report by the Independent Monitoring Board has been released today. The report states that the board’s major concerns for much of the year were inadequate staffing levels.

Commenting on the report, Mrs Ford said

Chelmsford thanked for Budget Ideas

The Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, Vicky Ford, has thanked many Chelmsford organisations for the input and ideas that they gave towards the recent Budget.

Joining forces to protect consumers in Chelmsford

Electricity causes half of all fires in England’s homes. And recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower have made everyone much more aware of the risks from electrical products – items we use unthinkingly, every day.

Defence Minister visits Great Baddow company

The Chelmsford operations of Britain’s leading defence company, BAE, were visited by the Government Minister responsible for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin MP last week.