gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP questions Stephen Hester and Bob Diamond on the Independent Commission on Banking

Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

On the 8th of June 2011 David Ruffley MP questioned Stephen Hester and Bob Diamond on the Independent Commission on Banking.
Mr Ruffley's interview can be found below and the dull text of the proceedings can be found here

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP secures first Big Society Ministerial visit to Suffolk

Thursday, 30 June, 2011

David Ruffley MP secures first Big Society Ministerial visit to Suffolk

On 30 June David Ruffley will be welcoming the Minister for Civil Society, Nicholas Hurd MP to Bury St Edmunds on his first 'Big Society' visit to Suffolk.

The Minister will be attending the launch of the new Open Road rehabilitation centre in Bury St Edmunds at 12.30pm, followed by speaking at a Big Society conference at the Apex conference centre, chaired by David Ruffley MP, starting at 12.55pm until 3.00pm.

Mr Ruffley said:

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP celebrates "Greenest County" at Suffolk Show from Thursday 2nd June.

Thursday, 2 June, 2011

David Ruffley will be joining the Suffolk agricultural community at this year's Suffolk Show and lunch with the President, Mr Derek Scott.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP celebrates national "Order of Mercy" award for St Nicholas Hospice Volunteer.

Wednesday, 1 June, 2011

David Ruffley MP has been asked to attend the League of Mercy ceremony at Mansion House in London on 1 June on the occasion of the investiture of Distinguished Volunteers with the badge of the Order of Mercy.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP "New statistics show Bury St Edmunds is faring better than national average."

Friday, 27 May, 2011

Commenting on new statistics on the Suffolk economy fromthe Nationwide 'Parliamentary Constituency Profiler' Mr Ruffley said:

'New figures out this week show 15% of the workingpopulation of Bury St Edmunds are in skilled trades, as opposed to 11% of theUK wide working population. Only 10% of our local population have noqualifications whatsoever, whereas the UK wide average is worse at 13%. Thisclearly shows that the people of Bury St Edmunds have the know how and drive tobounce back in these difficult times.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to Attend 16 Air Assault Brigade Service of Remembrance

Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

David Ruffley MP to Attend 16 Air Assault Brigade Service of Remembrance

David Ruffley MP will attend a Service of Remembrance for the 16 Air Assault Brigade on 8 June at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The 16 Air Assault Brigade is the largest unit in the British Army, elements of which are based at Wattisham in Mr Ruffley's constituency.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP steps in on Bury St Edmunds School Reorganisation.

Friday, 27 May, 2011

David Ruffley MP said: 'I have been extremely concerned about the way the Suffolk LEA's decision to move from a three tier school system to a two tier system has been going.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to join Bishop in "readathon" from the Bible at St Mary's Church as part of a 400 year celebration of the King James Bible's publication on Saturday 14 May.

Saturday, 14 May, 2011

On 14 May David Ruffley MP will be joining the Bishop of Ipswich and St Edmundsbury in a continuous reading of the King James Bible Day organised by St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds. David will be reading 'Epistle to the Ephesians' after the Bishop's reading.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP goes for school dinners at Ickworth Park Primary School.

Friday, 20 May, 2011

On 20 May David Ruffley will be joining the children of Ickworth Park Primary School for lunch as well as taking a tour of the classrooms.

Mr Ruffley said: 'We are entering a crucial phase in the school reorganisation of the Bury St Edmunds Pyramid. The overwhelming majority of primary schools in Bury want to proceed to a two tier system well before 2017 which was pencilled in as a deadline by Suffolk Local Education Authority.

I agree with my primary school Head teachers but this involves some big questions:

gjhfgjhhAs David Ruffley MP visits a Bury St Edmunds business that is leading Eastern England in getting people off welfare new unemployment figures are released, Friday 17 May 2011.

Friday, 20 May, 2011

On 17 May 2023 David Ruffley MP will visit the Rehab Works Centre in Bury St Edmunds and hold a meeting with the Chief Executive Mr Lutgen Terblanche.

Mr Ruffley said: ' There are nearly five million people of working age on out-of-work benefits and nearly 1.4 million of those have been on these benefits for nearly a decade. Yet many of them can do some work and want to do so. People who can work should work.