gjhfgjhhPublication of Parliamentary Allowances- 18th June 2009

Thursday, 18 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP today said: 'For ease of reference for my constituents here are details of my allowances for 2004/05 to 2007/08, which also appear on www.parliament.uk published today.'

Allowances in 2004/05

Additional Costs Allowance for 2004/05 (515kb)

Incidental Expenses Provision for 2004/05 (2.72mb)

Allowances in 2005/06

gjhfgjhhRuffley to attend event in parliament to support local newsagents

Tuesday, 23 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP will be attending an event in Parliament on 24th June to support campaigners who want increased competition in the newspaper distribution market and more recognition of the vital role that newsagents play in local communities.

Over 750 independent newsagents have signed a petition which will be presented to the government.

David said: 'This event will be an opportunity to meet supporters of local and independent newsagents and discuss what more can be done to prevent the emergence of regional monopolies in the newspaper distribution market.'

gjhfgjhhRuffley to be guest speaker at West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind AGM

Wednesday, 24 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP will be attending the AGM of the West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind as the guest of the Association's chairman, James Bradshaw, on Thursday 2nd July.

Those attending the AGM will discuss the pressures and difficulties facing charities in the current economic climate and the proposed changes to legislation affecting the blind.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley: 'Publication of voluntary repayments'

Thursday, 25 June, 2009

'In 2006-7 I was reimbursed for part of the cost of furniture and this was decided by the Fees Office and was within the rules at the time. I accept that their ruling was open to criticism. After discussions with my Party's scrutiny panel I have made a voluntary repayment of nine hundred and twenty four pounds.

gjhfgjhhRuffley's survey reveals poor digital television reception in Suffolk

Tuesday, 30 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP has this week released details of the results of an online survey he has conducted into the quality of the digital television signal in his constituency.

The analogue television signal in East Anglia is due to be switched off in 2011 and David's survey reveals that only 47 percent of local respondents receive a satisfactory digital signal.

David said:

gjhfgjhhRuffley to receive Havebury affordable housing briefing and tour schemes intended to reduce antisocial behaviour

Monday, 29 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP will be receiving a series of briefings from Havebury Housing Partnership and touring some of their schemes in Bury St Edmunds on Friday 3 July 2009.

David's day will begin with a briefing on new affordable housing provision in the area. Later in the day David will tour the Mildenhall Estate, along with Havebury Chief Executive Steve Cook, members of the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and local residents. The tour will focus on schemes which reduce or prevent antisocial behaviour.

gjhfgjhhDaily Star: £107m copped

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009

POLICE issue a driving ticket every 12 seconds.

The fines, ranging between £30 and £60 for such offences as speeding and illegal parking, raked in £107million for the Government in 2007.

The Conservatives' police reform spokesman David Ruffley yesterday got the figures for England and Wales under the Freedom of Information Act.

He said: "Motorists have been treated as a cash cow by the Government."

gjhfgjhhDaily Star: Yob hell soaring

Monday, 11 May, 2009

YOB crime has soared in the 12 years since Labour came to power, shock figures revealed yesterday.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice the number of teens repeatedly offending has risen 60%.

Yobs classed as "Persistent Young Offenders" now account for nearly 80 crimes every day - an 80% rise on the 1997 figure.

Shadow Police Minister David Ruffley said the system was failing to rehabilitate offenders or keep them off the streets.

gjhfgjhhWestern Morning News, pg. 1: One fine every five minutes

Monday, 11 May, 2009

Westcountry motorists were issued with a fine every five minutes - raking in an estimated £5.7 million for the Government - according to latest figures released by the Home Office.

Devon and Cornwall Police issued a total of 119,000 tickets for motoring offences in 2007, second only to London's Metropolitan Police. It was also second in the table after dishing out 62,549 speeding tickets.

The Met, which has 31,000 police officers, serves a population of around 7.4 million people. Devon and Cornwall Police, which has 3,500 officers, serves an estimated 1.5 million people.

gjhfgjhhYorkshire Post: Proof that Labour has presided over decade of yobbery: Tories

Monday, 11 May, 2009

The number of yobs repeatedly committing crimes has soared by 60 per cent since Labour came to power, new figures revealed today.

Ministry of Justice figures revealed that the number of Persistent Young Offenders (PYOs) in England and Wales increased from 9,868 in 1997 to 15,819 last year.

The number of offences they commit each year has risen by more than 80 per cent- to nearly 80 every day.

A Persistent Young Offender is someone aged 10-17 sentenced for a recordable offence three times or more over three years.