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21 JUL 2017

Robert appears on BBC Radio 4's Today programme regarding Grenfell response and fire safety

Yesterday, the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, gave a statement in the House of Commons to provide an update on the Grenfell Tower tragedy. After the statement, I asked the Secretary of State what steps he will take to ensure that all housing associations send in samples for fire safety tests. ...


19 JUL 2017

Robert Courts MP Speaks on the Future of the Armed Forces

I spoke in today's Westminster Hall debate on the future of the Armed Forces and made the case for increased flexibility in our Armed Forces, as exemplified at RAF Brize Norton. I will always do everything I can to support our brave men and women in the Armed Forces. You can watch my speech below:...


11 JUL 2017

Robert Courts MP Speaks in Broadband Debate

I spoke in last night's debate on the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill where I emphasised the importance of fast, reliable broadband to the people and businesses of West Oxfordshire. I welcome the work the Government is doing to rollout superfast broadband around the UK and will at all times ...


02 MAY 2017

Robert Courts MP responds to the Government's white paper on housing

I have today submitted my formal response to the Government's 'Fixing the Broken Housing Market' white paper, which suggests exciting ways in which the Government will enable more houses to be built, more quickly and more affordably for the younger generation which need them. You can read my full r...


31 MAR 2017

Minister agrees to discuss housing Carterton

Carterton is home to a large amount of RAF housing and land that is due to become available for much-needed housing. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State has agreed to meet with me to discuss ways this land can be released urgently to build this vital housing. Read my question to the Ministe...


23 MAR 2017

Westminster Attack

Thank you everyone for your messages of support since the terrible events yesterday. It is beyond comprehension that the voices of hate and evil can attack a place that is not only a forum for peaceful debate, but can injure or even kill innocent members of the public - even schoolchildren - all of ...


13 MAR 2017

Robert responds to the Budget

I today responded to the recent Budget announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.  I welcomed proposals to invest in skills; West Oxfordshire is home to many world-leading businesses, but for many years there has not been sufficient training in place for the young people working in these bus...


13 MAR 2017

Communication for soldiers posted overseas

After raising this matter already with Minister through written question, I today asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence about how he plans to invest the savings made through the cancellation of the e-bluey contract. I was glad to read that there is now nowhere overseas where ...


07 MAR 2017

Pressing for fair funding for West Oxfordshire Schools

  Today I had personal meeting with Schools Minister Nick Gibb to lobby for fair funding for West Oxfordshire's schools under proposed formula.


07 MAR 2017

Meeting with Jeremy Hunt over Deer Park Surgery

My campaign on the Deer Park Surgery continued with a meeting today with the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP. I made him very aware of the importance of this surgery to Witney.      


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