gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP attends opening of Abbot's Hall

Friday, 22 June, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be attending the opening of Abbot's Hall project at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, on 22 June at 2.30pm.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I am delighted to be a part of the celebration of Abbot's Hall renovation.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley visits nationally recognised hospital project

Thursday, 3 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be visiting West Suffolk Hospital on Friday 4 May at 3.30pm.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to give key note speech on Police and Crime Commissioner at Suffolk Police forum

Friday, 4 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be a key note speaker at Suffolk Police Partnership conference, on 9 May at Suffolk Constabulary HQ, Martlesham Heath from 9.30am.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I will be speaking on the 'The Role of the new Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner' and then taking panel questions from an audience which will include police officers, local politicians and magistrates.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to give keynote speech on new Police and Crime Commissioner at Suffolk Police Forum

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be a key note speaker at Suffolk Police Partnership conference, on 9 May at Suffolk Constabulary HQ, Martlesham Heath from 9.30am.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I will be speaking on the 'The Role of the new Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner' and then taking panel questions from an audience which will include police officers, local politicians and magistrates.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP campaigns for renaming of Parliament Tower in honour of Jubilee

Friday, 11 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP is proud to have put his name to a petition to rename Parliament's 'Clock Tower'- commonly known as 'Big Ben'- as 'Elizabeth Tower' in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

David Ruffley MP said: 'Many of my constituents have visited Parliament and gone on the incredibly popular 'Big Ben' tours.

gjhfgjhhCameron's former shadow police minister, David Ruffley MP calls for repatriation of police powers from Europe

Monday, 6 February, 2012

David Ruffley MP has written to the Prime Minister, along with other backbenchers, demanding an 'opt out' of 130 measures under the EU's crime and policing plan. His letter is published in The Daily Telegraph (Monday 6 February). This repatriation of police powers includes the European Arrest Warrant and the requirement for DNA and Fingerprints to be shared with European police, and justice laws will continue apply beyond December 2014.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP challenges Government over on-shore wind farms

Monday, 30 January, 2012

David Ruffley MP has written to the Prime Minister, along with other backbench MPs, to change onshore wind policy on 30 January 2012.

David Ruffley MP said: 'We want ministers to cut subsidies and distribute the savings to other types of renewable energy. We also want changes to the draft National Planning Policy Framework which currently makes it virtually impossible for local people to defeat unwanted on-shore wind farm applications.

The draft NPPF rules contain a presumption in favour of wind farm developers who wish to build on green farm sites.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP joins campaign for rural funding

Friday, 18 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP has become a Patron the Rural Fair Share Campaign this week.

David Ruffley MP said: 'The Rural Fair Share Campaign brings together Members of Parliament and community groups who are concerned about the state of our rural communities, in order to work towards a fairer funding settlement.

Currently, urban areas have more investment per capital (on average £400 more) than predominantly rural areas. In these difficult economic times it is essential we move to a fairer allocation of limited public spending.'

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP welcomes changes to 'church tax'

Tuesday, 22 May, 2012

David Ruffley MP welcomes the changes to VAT alteration proposals, announced last week.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I led a group of concerned MPs to meet David Gauke, the Minister responsible for VAT, at a meeting in the Treasury on Monday 23 April.

I am delighted that the Treasury has succumbed to our pressure and will now relieve listed churches' VAT on alterations.

As a result, churches will now be able to recoup VAT from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS) which has been increased by £30 million per year.

gjhfgjhhDavid joins Free Enterprise Group's call for Government to prepare for Eurogeddon

Friday, 25 May, 2012

The Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs has called on the Government to prepare for Greece's exit from the Euro by making urgent plans to restore the UK economy to growth.

MPs George Eustice, David Ruffley, Elizabeth Truss, and Kwasi Kwarteng, in Plan E, preparing for Euro Exit, have revealed their plan for responding to the Eurozone crisis. They call on the Government to:

1. Reaffirm the deficit reduction programme;

2. Capture greater capital flows by issuing infrastructure bonds to bring to the UK any capital that is fleeing the troubled Eurozone;