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Suella's reply about fridges

09-11-2016

I received this reply from Suella today so it looks as if the Environment Agency were aware of the problem.

As far as recycling to save the environment is concerned though, transporting fridges and freezers from one end of the country to the other (something over 600 miles) seems slightly off course. They have kindly allowed HCC additional temporary storage but seem to still be expecting HCC to investigate new ways to deal with the problem.

This is not a local issue, it has been caused by the EA allowing the WEEE compliance system to fail and not checking that primary legislation was being enforced. If HCC must find alternatives then by default all other authorities (except those in Perth) must also need to find alternative solutions.

Once again HMG passing legislation and then passing the problems that THEY cause onto local councils to sort out but at who's cost? No different really to our Executive Leader passing the problem of health transport and education to the relevant governing bodies and saying that it is their DUTY to sort the mess out.

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Suella beards the PM about the M27

04-11-2016

PM urged to spend millions to fix traffic problems on M27


"During face-to-face talks in the House of Commons the Conservative MP asked Mrs May to ease traffic around junction 11 – the Fareham turn off – on the motorway."

She's right about one thing - all of the development going planned around J10 is a real turn-off. It's been going on for so long and the reason for it is so unwanted that I am afraid that it is starting to turn many people off.

daily echo icon Link to The Daily Echo article
the news icon Link to The News article
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Suella might be there

04-11-2016

Received yeterday in response to my e-mail about disposal of fridges and freezers.

"Thank you for your email.

Suella appreciates that this is a difficult situation and has asked that I contact you to advise that your concern is being investigated. Please be assured that she will reply to you as soon as she receives further information. Apologies for the delay and thank you for your patience in this matter.

Kind regards

Obviously sent from a minion so she may be there or she may not.

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Senior Citizen's fair

01-11-2016

Received in an e-mail today

I am writing to let you know about my Senior Citizens' Fair.

All too often we hear about the problems that can accompany the ageing process, including loneliness and isolation, and in my opinion all too little is being done to tackle these issues. I have therefore decided to host a fair to bring together the huge variety of interests and activity groups we have in our community, enabling people to browse these at leisure and chat with representatives of different organisations. Age should not be a barrier to social participation and I am hoping that the event will be the first of many more to come during my time as Member of Parliament.

The event will be held on Friday 25th November 2016 between 3-5:30pm at St. John The Evangelist Church Hall, 1 Upper Saint Michaels Grove, Fareham, PO14 1DN.

A variety of organisations will be represented including; health and fitness, hobbies, voluntary services, home support, financial and bereavement services. emonstrations will be held on stage as well as a coffee and cake session with me so as residents of all ages can have a chat to their MP. Many activities will be on offer such as physiotherapy and sports massage tasters, tailored advice from a Pharmacist, a Zumba Gold taster class aimed at those over 55 and information on illness prevention/support from various charities. Local clubs will be demonstrating activities for people to get involved with such as knitting, arts and crafts and the 'Men's Shed.' A travel company will also be on hand to help residents find their perfect getaway, specialising in coach holidays for senior citizens.

Admittance to the fair is free and there is plenty of onsite parking. The hall is also located on the main bus routes and is not far from Fareham Station. A list of confirmed stallholders and more detailed information as to demonstrations and the coffee, cake and chat session is available on my website

I do hope to see you, your family and friends there.

Well I suppose that it's one way of keeping in touch but it would be nice to have a constituency surgery as she promised, but then it was an MPs promise.

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Can anybody contact Suella?

01-11-2016

I have now sent this e-mail twice to her .co.uk address with no response so have now sent it to her parliament.uk address.

Could you please tell me what the action the Government is taking over this? It would seem that not only are we paying for the basic waste collection and storage costs but now also for additional storage facilities because the manufacturers are not maintaining their part of the WEEE regulations. Will our councils be able to reclaim these additional costs or are council tax payers going to have to cover these additional costs?

This problem needs to be resolved very swiftly as our council has started to charge for certain forms of rubbish to be deposited at their sites and now they are saying that they can no longer accept refrigerators and freezers it is bound to increase fly-tipping, where are households supposed to store their old appliances? Would you suggest that as the contract that we have entered into with the retailer should cover the disposal that we just take the old appliances back to them and make them store them instead?

NO MORE FRIDGES/FREEZERS AT TIPS?

There is a national scheme put in place by the manufacturers, and regulated by the Government to address the management of end of life fridges and freezers. This dates from the concerns identified a number of years ago over CFC gases in the coolant and insulation on fridges and freezers, which requires them to be de-constructed in a controlled environment.

The responsibility for the safe disposal of redundant fridges and freezers rests with the manufacturers who have been required to set up a scheme to collect and deal with such appliances. Hampshire County Council, like many county councils, has continued to accept these appliances at their waste centres for collection and disposal through the manufacturer’s scheme, so householders are not inconvenienced.

However the national scheme has now effectively ground to a halt, as a result of inadequate re-processing capacity, a machinery failure at one plant, and very limited storage organised by the manufacturer’s scheme, leaving councils across the country with hundreds of redundant fridges and freezers filling up their waste centres, and with escalating costs for temporary storage, even if it can be found and agreed with the Environment Agency.

Until the Manufacturers act to resolve this, I regret to say that, with over 2,500 fridges already filling our HWRCs and all the extra storage we’ve been able to provide, we are rapidly approaching full capacity, and the scheme’s ‘emergency’ collections have not happened on anything like a sufficient scale over the last week or so to relieve the continuing build up as high numbers of units continue to be brought in. Hampshire County Council's daily update has now indicated that it we are at the point where it has almost exhausted our storage capacity. Given the fact that we are now starting the weekend, and we are expecting more units to come in, we are likely to put a formal no more fridges/freezers message out next week. In the meantime the council has issued a press statement to advise residents along these lines and to explain why there is a problem (we have also identified the need for Government as the regulator of the scheme to take action to get the manufacturers to resolve the problem).

Over the weekend the council is maintaining its existing approach which basically asks people to call HWRCs in advance to make sure they can accept their fridge/freezer; but residents may potentially be turned away at some sites.

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Transcript of the debate held at Westminster on Southern Health NHS Trust Foundation Trust

09-06-2016

Link to the full debate
Suella Fernandes MP called for a debate in Parliament to discuss the well-publicised problems at Southern Health NHS Trust. This took place on 08-06-2016. It is quite a long document but here are a few quotes from it

"Of the 1,454 deaths recorded at the trust during the period under investigation, 722 were categorised by the trust as unexpected. Of those, the review looked at 540 and found that only 272 unexpected deaths received a significant investigation. The report did not specify how many investigations there should have been, but it drew attention to the limited number of deaths that were investigated in different categories. The trust has questioned the use of some of those figures, but the picture painted overall was one of inconsistent standards for investigations, raising the worrying prospect that an unspecified number of deaths may not have been investigated properly. The question of whether there may have been other preventable deaths like that of Connor Sparrowhawk could not be definitively answered, which has led to a great deal of concern among the trust’s patients and something of a breakdown in confidence. Understandably, people want to know that they or their loved ones will be safe in the care of Southern Health. Those whose relatives have died while under the trust’s care need reassurance that the investigations were properly conducted and that the deaths were not also the result of avoidable errors."

"I applaud the hon. Lady on securing this debate and on her excellent speech. In just about any other organisation, such a searing indictment of the board and, by implication, its executives would have resulted in their resigning. Is she surprised that they did not simply stand down and accept responsibility, as they should have?"

"There are a number of facets to this poor leadership…: a failure to consistently improve the quality of investigations and of the subsequent reports;

Clearly there has been a failing of clinical governance in the trust on a massive scale. However, I wonder whether my hon. Friend will reflect on two points. First, it is very difficult to deliver improvements in quality in a resource-poor environment, notwithstanding the clinical governance issues, and we know that child and adolescent mental health services and learning disability services have been chronically underfunded for many years nationally."

I shall leave you to read the rest and make of it what you will

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Debate to be held at Westminster on criticised NHS Trust

26-05-2016

The News icon Link to The News article

Suella Fernandes MP has called for a debate in Parliament to discuss the well-publicised problems at Southern Health NHS Trust.

The Fareham MP announced yesterday that she had secured a 90-minute Commons debate about the issue which will take place on Wednesday, June 8 at Westminster Hall debating chamber.

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Suella's successful surgery

14-05-2016

The News icon Link to The News article

I wish that I could have made it but we must congratulate Suella for holding such a meeting. From this report it was a great success although if you have any comments on the meeting to add you can always email them to webmaster and I shall see if I can add them here.

I shall endeavour to advertise when and where the next one will be hopefully sometime in August. Keep your eye on the diary page.

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Suella to hold surgeries

10-05-2016

The News icon Link to The News article

Ms Fernandes MP is marking the first anniversary of her election by launching a series of meetings for residents across the area.

"The new meetings I will be holding are a more public way for residents to come and meet me, ask questions and tell me their views about the issues that matter to them.’

The first meeting will take place at the Victory Hall in Warsash on May 13 at 7pm and all residents are invited."

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Suella objects to Newlands

29-03-2016

 Link to Suella's web page.

"As Member of Parliament for Fareham, I fully understand the pressures on housing locally. I appreciate that the revised application reduces the number of proposed homes from 1550 to 1100 and includes provision for an 80 bed care home, health centre, primary school and retail units. The incorporation of green spaces, play areas and allotments too would make the development a self-sustaining community."

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Britain to upgrade one of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers to back amphibious assaults

17-03-2016

The News icon Link to The News article

aircraft carrierThe pledge comes following Ms Fernandes’s week spent on exercise with the navy’s elite troops in the freezing fjords of Norway.
As part of the Fareham MP’s visit, she was able to witness some of the exercises first-hand, from aggressive amphibious assaults to stealthy reconnaissance missions.

And Ms Fernandes was given the chance to meet marines and inspect some of the equipment they use.

She said the role the marines played was ‘vital’ and that it was a ‘privilege’ to join them.

‘It was bitterly cold, and camping out in the Arctic is certainly not something I would recommend as a relaxing break, but I learned a huge amount from it,’ she added.

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Suella seems to have woken up to the idea that floods might prove a problem in Fareham

20-02-2016

The News icon Link to The News article

"FAREHAM MP Suella Fernandes has highlighted flooding danger as the government announces extra funds. The latest data from the Environment Agency revealed that 289 homes in Fareham are at risk of flooding."

Our Suella has got into The News again. We wonder whether she might at last be thinking that infrastructure should come before development. We have had Jeremy Hunt attending the Fareham Community Hospital (the one that is virtually inaccessible by public transport, has no Minor Injuries Unit and is under-utilised) and now she is becoming concerned about flooding. Is this just the existing problem or is she thinking into the future with the additional strain caused by the massive increase in housing numbers that are going to go ahead that she supports?

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Will this have any effect on our rail services?

01-02-2016

Suella The News icon Link to The News article

Suella's presentation to the Patrick McLoughlin in the House of Commons on the 28-01-2016 (see link in table)

After all with another 10,000 plus houses in the area, rail transport for the incoming London commuters will be absolutely vital

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Quote from Hansard about the IFA2 connector

18-01-2016

"At this point, I must mention Fareham and the role it is playing in keeping the lights on. IFA2, an electricity interconnector between France and the UK, is due to be connected at Chilling near Warsash on the south coast in Fareham, with a convertor station at the Daedalus site in Gosport. IFA2 will provide the capability to export or import more than 1,000 MW of power and provides three important benefits, the first of which is in relation to affordability. By giving Great Britain access to the European electricity market, IFA2 will help to create downward pressure on wholesale energy prices. Our wholesale energy price is forecast to be higher than the price in France for many years to come, but it is estimated that, with each 1,000 MW of new interconnector capacity, there is the potential to reduce wholesale prices here by about 2%."

Suella is supporting the The News icon SOUTHERN POWERHOUSE, does anybody think that maybe the South is a big enough powerhouse as it is and possibly more jobs need to go north to the places that are being laid to waste by the failure of major industries like steel.

She is also supporting the controversial The News icon Investigatory Powers Bill which will force Internet service providers to keep 12 months worth of communications data for everybody.

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Date Type Subject
13-12-2017 Debate European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements
29-11-2017 Debate Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill (2 entries)
29-11-2017 Debate State Pension Age: Women: EU Nationals
28-11-2017 Debate Leaving the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments
21-11-2017 Debate European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights - Government Report (7 entries)
15-11-2017 Debate Family Justice Reform (8 entries)
15-11-2017 Debate European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: EU Protocol on animal sentience (2 entries)
14-11-2017 Oral answers Health: GPs: Patient Access (2 entries)
13-11-2017 Debate EU Exit Negotiations
02-11-2017 Debate Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions
01-11-2017 Debate Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (2 entries)
31-10-2017 Oral answers Justice: Topical Questions
13-09-2017 Debate Higher Education (England) Regulations
11-09-2017 Oral answers Education: Topical Questions
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (2 entries)
07-09-2017 Debate Exiting the European Union: UK Workers' Rights
12-07-2017 Westminster Hall debates Euratom Membership
11-07-2017 Debate Contaminated Blood
10-07-2017 Debate G10
28-06-2017 PMQs The Prime Minister Was Asked--: Engagements
26-06-2017 Debate Exiting the European Union(2 entries)
27-04-2017 Topical Questions Exiting the European Union
25-04-2017
 
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Justice: Child Arrangement Orders (2 entries)
Justice: Topical Questions
18-04-2017 Debate Finance (No. 2) Bill (5 entries)
30-03-2017 Debate Legislating for Uk Withdrawal from the EU
28-03-2017 Public bill committee Prisons and Courts Bill: Examination of Witnesses (4 entries)
23-03-2017 Debate The Secretary of State Was Asked: Trade Facilitation Agreement (2 entries)
08-03-2017 Upcoming business Subject to be announced – *Ten Minute Rule Motion*
15-03-2017 Debate Petition - No. 31 Bus Service to Cheadle from Hanley: Parental Alienation
08-03-2017 Financial Statement Financial Statement: Amendment of the Law (3 entries)
01-03-2017 Prayers Prayers: Fathers in the Family
28-02-2017 Oral answers Treasury: Long-term Infrastructure (2 entries)
08-02-2017 Debate European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) (20 entries)
31-01-2017 Debate European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) (3 entries)
16-01-2017 Oral Answers
Bill presented
Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions
National Citizen Service Bill [Lords]


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19-12-2016 Debate European Council 2016
HMP Birmingham
14-12-2016 Debate Equality: Autumn Statement (4 entries)
National Funding Formula: Schools/High Needs
06-12-2016 Oral Answers Justice: Topical Questions
Rail Infrastructure (Train Operating Companies)
Casey Report
30-11-2016 Debate Prime Minister: Engagements
29-11-2016 Written Answers HM Treasury: Science and Technology: Investment
29-11-2016 Oral Answers Treasury: Topical Questions
25-11-2016 Written Answers Department for Education: Grammar Schools: Urban Areas
16-11-2016 Debate Calais Children and Immigration Act
16-11-2016 Debate Calais Children and Immigration Act
08-11-2016 Debate Grammar and Faith Schools
07-11-2016 Debate Article 50
01-11-2016 Debate
Oral Answers
Investigatory Powers Bill: Overview of Act (4 entries)
Oral Answers to Questions - Justice: Topical Questions
25-10-2016 Oral Answers
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24-10-2016 Debate
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European Council
Calais
17-09-2016 Oral Answers
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Work and Pensions: Financial Literacy (2 entries)
Savings (Government Contributions) Bill
13-07-2016 Oral Answers Treasury: Topical Questions
13-07-2016 Debate Govia Thameslink rail service
08-06-2016 Debate Southern Health NHS Trust - Full transcript
07-06-2016 Debate Investigatory Powers Bill: Bulk interception warrants (5 entries)
06-06-2016 Debate Investigatory Powers Bill: Persons who may make modifications
08-06-2016 Upcoming business Governance of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
26-05-2016 Debate Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (3 entries)
25-05-2016 Debate Battle of Jutland Centenary (2 entries)
09-05-2016 Debate Energy Bill [Lords]: Onshore Wind Generating Stations in England and Wales
03-05-2016 Debate
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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Investigatory Powers Bill: Maintenance of technical capability
28-04-2016 Public Bill Committee Investigatory Powers Bill: Main oversight functions
Investigatory Powers Bill: Additional functions under this Part
27-04-2016 PMQ PMQ: Engagements
26-04-2016 Oral Answers
Public Bill Committee
Justice: Topical Questions
Investigatory Powers Bill: Power to issue bulk acquisition warrants
 
25-04-2016 Oral Answers Education: Maintained Schools
21-04-2016 Public Bill Committee Investigatory Powers Bill: Bulk interception warrants
18-04-2016 Debate Brain Tumours
14-04-2016 Public Bill Committee Investigatory Powers Bill: Modification of warrants
Investigatory Powers Bill: Power to grant authorisations  (2 entries)
13-04-2016 Debate Schools White Paper
11-04-2016 Oral Answers
Oral Answers
Written Answers
Home Department: Topical Questions
UK Steel Industry
Home Office: No heading
25-03-2016 Oral Answers Prime Minister: Engagements (2 entries)
24-03-2016 Public Bill Committee Investigatory Powers Bill: Examination of Witnesses 
22-03-2016 Debate Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation
21-03-2016 Debate Welfare
15-03-2016 Oral Answers Investigatory Powers Bill (4 entries)
14-03-2016 Oral Answers Work and Pensions: Family Stability  (2 entries)
10-03-2016 Oral Answers Transport: Road Investment Strategy (2 entries)
08-03-2016 Oral Answers
Oral Answers
Justice: Foreign National Offenders
Justice: Topical Questions
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29-02-2016 Oral Answers
Oral Answers
Written Answer
Defence: Topical Questions
Child Refugees: Calais
Ministry of Defence: Strategic Defence and Security Review: Navy
24-02-2016 Debate Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women
Police Funding, Crime and Community Safety
23-02-2016 Debate Short (political party support) money
11-02-2016 Debate Recreational Sea Bass Fishing
02-02-2016 Debate Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions
28-01-2016 Oral Answers Transport: Rail Franchising (2 entries)
Under-occupancy Penalty
26-01-2016 Oral Answers Justice: Youth Custody Provision
18-01-2016 Oral Answers Defence: Energy Bill [Lords]
08-01-2016 Adjournment debate Primary school admissions criteria and exceptional circumstances
05-01-2016 Oral Answers Health: Hospital Trusts in special measure
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05-01-2016 Oral Answers Health: Hospital Trusts in special measure
Health: EU Council Health: Counter-terrorism
10-12-2015 Backbench Business Human Rights Day (3 entries)
08-12-2015 Oral Answers
Bill Presented
 
Justice: Topical Questions
Duty to publish information on outcome of negotiations between member States
Serious and Organised Crime
25-11-2015 Written Answers Department for Education: Higher Education: Admissions
23-11-2015 Debate Isil National Security & Defence
18-11-2015 Debate Department of Energy and Climate Change: Wholesale Energy Prices (2 Entries)
18-11-2015 Debate Opposition Day - (10th allotted day): The Economy (4 entries)
04-11-2015 Oral Answers
Written Answer
Prime Minister: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill
Department for International Development:Israel: Overseas Aid
03-11-2015 Oral Answers Justice:Human Rights Act
27-10-2015 Oral Answers
Debate
 
Oral Answers to Questions - Treasury: Productivity
Welfare Reform and Work Bill (Prog No. 3): New Clause 1 - Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 (3 entries)
21-10-2015 Oral Answers Defence budget and technological investment(2 entries)
20-10-2015 Opposition Day Tax Credits(2 entries)
15-10-2015 Debate Women and Equalities: Science, Engineering and Maths (2 entries)
14-10-2015 Debate Perinatal Mental Illness (NHS Family Services): Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [Lords]
13-10-2015 Debate
Oral Answer
Bills Presented - Immigration Bill
Answer Practice/Primary Care (2 Entries)
16-09-2015 Debate Bills Presented - Armed Forces: New Clause 1 - Schools where pupils do not fulfil potential
15-09-2015 Oral Answer
Debate
Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions
National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill (Programme): Tax Credits
14-09-2015 Debate
Oral Answer
British Airways (Pensions Uprating)
Trade Union Bill
16-09-2015 Debate Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe
20-07-2015 Oral Answer
Petition
Education:Contaminated Blood
Installation of Bus Stop on Henry Cort Way in Gosport
16-07-2015 Oral Answer Transport: Bus Services (2 entries)
Transport: Topical Questions
13-07-2015 Debate Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - Amendment of the Law (2 entries)
09-07-2015 Debate
Written Answer
Committee
Titchfield Common Broadband
Secure Colleges
Education and Adoption Bill (3 entries)
07-07-2015 Debate Tax Credits (Working Families)
Education and Adoption Bill
06-07-2015 Debate Greece and the Economy
02-07-2015 Debate Rape and Domestic Violence
Gender Pay Gap
30-06-2015 Committee Education and Adoption Bill (3 entries)
24-06-2015 Debate Northern Ireland(2 entries)
Border Management (Calais)
22-06-2015 Debate Education and Adoption Bill (8 entries)
18-06-2015 Debate European Referendum Entitlement to vote (3 entries)
17-06-2015 Debate Productivity
10-06-2015 Debate Housing crisis

Including this little gem:

"Of course, the need for proper planning and infrastructure is vital and the reforms to the planning system have gone some way towards streamlining the process and ensuring that local people have a greater say in housing decisions."

04-06-2015 Debate Connection Voucher Scheme
02-06-2015 Debate Diabetes Treatment
Response to Jane Ellison
01-06-2015 Speech Maiden Speech

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