gjhfgjhhSouth Wales Echo: Anger over rise in repeat offenders

Monday, 11 May, 2009

THE number of yobs repeatedly committing crimes has soared by 60% since 1997, figures revealed today.

Ministry of Justice figures revealed 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% - to nearly 80 every day.

gjhfgjhhHuddersfield Examiner: 'REVOLVING DOOR OF CRIMINALITY'

Monday, 11 May, 2009

Government accused of failing to tackle yobs

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

Ministry of Justice figures revealed 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% - 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.

gjhfgjhhRuffley slams EERA over proposals that will see traveller pitch requirements for St Edmundsbury soar by 33 percent

Friday, 15 May, 2009

David Ruffley MP has this week hit out at the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) over proposals that will see the number of additional traveller pitches required in the St Edmundsbury Borough Council area by 2011 increased from 15 to 20.

The Government Office for the East of England (Go-East) is currently consulting on the proposed changes in the region and the deadline for responses is 22 May 2009.

The reasons given by EERA for the pitch increase in St Edmundsbury were as follows:

gjhfgjhhRuffley writes to local supermarkets over Suffolk residents' demands for clearer packaging

Saturday, 23 May, 2009

David Ruffley MP has this week contacted the major supermarkets in his constituency asking them to do more to introduce clearer packaging for their products.

David has been running a survey online at www.telldavidruffley.com seeking local residents' views on the clarity of food labelling.

Some of the key results from David's survey, which has received nearly 120 responses, are as follows:

• 78% of people find it difficult establish the country of origin of a product

• 97% think the country of origin could be more clearly displayed on a product

gjhfgjhhRuffley calls meeting with Mid Suffolk District Council Leader to address concerns of Parish Councils on planning issues

Monday, 8 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP is chairing a meeting with Councillor Tim Passmore, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council (MSDC), and representatives of Parish Councils in his constituency on Friday, 12 June.

David has arranged the meeting in response to concerns expressed to him by several local parish councils- Beyton, Drinkstone, Elmswell, Gislingham, Hessett, Hinderclay, Thurston and Tostock- about the way in which Mid Suffolk District Council deals with local planning applications.

gjhfgjhhRuffley supports Haughley Post Office opening and congratulates everyone involved in making this happen

Monday, 8 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP will attend the official opening of the new Haughley Post Office at 10.20am on Friday 12 June by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Haughley Post Office has re-opened thanks to the generous bequest by Maxwell Charnley of £500,000 to Haughley Parochial Church Council which used the money to buy the Post Office premises after the retirement of the previous sub-postmistress, Maureen Edwards.

gjhfgjhhRuffley writes to Sir Christopher Kelly about MPs' expenses

Sunday, 7 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP has this week contacted the Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairman on the Commission of Standards in Public Life about MPs' expenses following a survey run on www.telldavidruffley.com seeking views on how MPs' expenses can be reformed.

Sir Christopher Kelly

Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life

35 Great Smith Street

London

SW1P 3BQ

4th June 2009

Dear Sir Christopher,

gjhfgjhhRuffley offsets carbon emissions for third consecutive year

Monday, 1 June, 2009

David Ruffley MP, the Shadow Minister for Police Reform, has this week offset all the carbon emissions caused by his driving a car over the past 12 months. This is the third consecutive year in which David has offset his carbon emissions.

Climate Care offset carbon emissions by funding projects around the world. Examples of this include:

• Renewable energy- this replaces non-renewable fuel such as coal

• Energy efficiency- this reduces the amount of fuel needed

• Forest restoration- this absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as the trees grow

gjhfgjhhGloucestershire Echo: Child yobs cause chaos in the county

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009

Child yobs as young as 10, known by police for their persistent offending, are causing havoc in the city, towns, and villages across Gloucestershire.

New figures have led to claims that Labour has failed to protect the region after a "decade of yobbery" and the party has failed to live up to its promise of tackling the causes of crime.

The statistics on the number of children repeatedly convicted for offences has more than doubled since Labour came to power 12 years ago.

gjhfgjhhBristol Evening Post, pg. 1: Tiny tearaways terrorise west

Monday, 18 May, 2009

C hild yobs as young as 10, known by police for their persistent offending, are committing up to eight crimes a day in the West Country causing havoc in towns, villages and cities across the region.

Shocking new figures have led to claims that Labour has failed to protect the region after a "decade of yobbery" and failed to live up to its promise of tackling the causes of crime. The statistics on the number of children repeatedly convicted for offences has more than doubled since Labour came to power.