Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

25 March 2019

Below is an RSN review of last week's rural related politics as well as a look forward to the week ahead:


Last week in politics 
(16 March - 22 March)

On Saturday 16 March, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire announced £9.75 million of funding to clean up high streets and town centres.

On Tuesday 19, MPs questioned the Business Secretary Greg Clark on Government support for the high street and small businesses.

On Friday 22, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee announced an inquiry into the implications of the Resources and Waste Strategy for England on local authorities. The new inquiry will look at the financial implications of the proposals for local authorities to meet increased standards for waste management. It will also consider how appropriate a standardised approach to waste services will be, or if there are benefits for allowing a degree of local flexibility.

This week in politics (25 March -  29 March)

On Monday 25, MPs will debate policing in Somerset. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire will give evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee on the impact of Brexit on local government.

On Tuesday 26, MPs will put questions to the Health Secretary on health and social care. Elsewhere, MPs will debate the housing need in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin in Westminster Hall, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the East of England meets to discuss sustainable growth and transport.

On Wednesday 27, MPs will discuss the sustainability of community and sub-post offices, accessibility at railway stations, and local government funding in a series of debates. The Public Accounts Committee also meets to hear evidence on local government accountability and governance. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Planning will hold its AGM and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Transport Across the North will meet for the first time.

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