Requesting a National Audit Office investigation into the LEP following new conflict of interests concerns

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I have written in my capacity as the Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire to the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, asking for an investigation to be launched into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cambridge City Deal. I …

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My response to the budget 2016

I listened today to George Osborne’s budget 2016 speech and wanted to provide an update for those who did not have the opportunity to catch it. For those of you with an interest in parliamentary proceedings, the budget will continue to be debated tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Whilst the topic of debate tomorrow will be …

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Voting in favour of pioneering treatment

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I voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial replacement – a procedure aimed at preventing children being born with incurable genetic diseases. I joined yesterday’s controversial debate on the issue which has raised all the old arguments about “playing God” with human embryos. Mitochondrial disease is a technical glitch in the genes that act as batteries …

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Still significant loopholes in new UK Anti-Corruption Plan

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See below my article for Politics Home on today’s newly published UK Anti-Corruption plan. Click here to read the original article. Today’s much delayed UK Anti-Corruption Plan, which was due to be published in June, is welcomed but leaves a number of serious questions unanswered about our approach. On resourcing, the Plan confirms that the …

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Debate in Parliament on UK’s anti-corruption policy

Steve Barclay presents the Treat Me Local petition to Parliament 2

Please see below the full text of the dedicated debate I held in Parliament on Tuesday on the UK’s policy on tackling corruption. Stephen Barclay (North East Cambridgeshire) (Con): Tonight’s debate on the Government’s approach to tackling corruption is timely for a number of reasons. It builds on the progress and leadership given by the …

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Dirty money laundered in the UK is a stain on our country’s reputation

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See below my article which appears on the Politics Home website. The original article can be found here. This week’s annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London involving 14 overseas territories, and the publication next week of the much delayed Government Anti-Corruption plan alongside World Anti-Corruption day, provide a timely opportunity to reflect …

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Speaking out about the need for cancer prevention

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Each year nearly 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. I was therefore pleased to join the battle against this terrible disease by hosting an afternoon tea in the House of Commons in conjunction with a leading charity. I hosted World Cancer Research Fund’s afternoon tea in the Houses of Parliament last week, …

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