Hugh Robertson has expressed his concern for those people forced to flee their homes yesterday in advance of a tidal surge that cause flooding in the town. He said “Flooding is a miserable experience for anyone at any time but particularly in the run up to Christmas. I have already spoken to both the Environment Agency and Swale Borough Council about the situation and will do everything necessary to help all those affected.” Read more about Hugh Robertson expresses concern over flooding in Faversham
Hugh Robertson answers back bench MPs’ questions on subjects including the treatment of prisoners held in the US, the Middle East peace negotiations and the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Read more about Foreign & Commonwealth Office Questions
Commenting on the decision to keep Faversham Children’s Centre open, Hugh said:
“This is excellent news for Faversham and preserves a popular and important local facility. There has been an enormous amount of hard work behind the scenes at KCC, by Tom Gates and others, and I could not be more delighted.” Read more about Hugh welcomes decision to keep Faversham Children’s Centre open.
Hugh Robertson said:
“I was very disappointed to hear from the local health authority of the decision to close this facility at the same time as it was announced to the public. As a result, I am now seeking a meeting with them as a matter of urgency to discuss both why there was no advance warning and to understand why no bidders have come forward to take on the contract.” Read more about Hugh reacts to news of the Minor Injuries Unit closure at Faversham Cottage Hospital
Hugh joined the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, at a lunch with HM King Abdullah during the World Islamic Economic Forum in London. They discussed issues of mutual interest to Britain and Jordan including Syria, the Middle East Peace Process and economic co-operation. Read more about Hugh Robertson meets HM King Abdullah of Jordan
Hugh Robertson answers back bench MPs’ questions on subjects relating to the treatment of Palestinian child detainees in Israel, attacks on Christians in Pakistan and reports of child executions in Iran. Read more about Foreign & Commonwealth Office Questions
Hugh responds to a back bench MP’s debate on Heritage Lottery Fund funding for a project to sow millions of poppy seeds around the country to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.