Jessica Morden MP

Member of Parliament for Newport East

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jessica_at_welsh_questions_oct_14_website_edit.jpgAbout 73,000 people in Wales are in minimum wage jobs, and a quarter of a million earn less than the living wage.  The minimum wage has gone up by just 70p under this Government and this week I highlighted the need for an increase.

I asked if the Secretary of State for Wales would join Labour in committing to increasing the minimum wage to start tackling the scandal of low pay in Wales, which of course they would not commit to do.  This week in Welsh Affairs I also tackled the Secretary of State on under-employment in Wales which is up 20% since 2010.

 

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About 73,000 people in Wales are in minimum wage jobs, and a quarter of a million earn less than the living wage.  The minimum wage has gone up by just...

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Newport East AM, John Griffiths, this morning opened the excellent new Wastesavers Reuse Centre in Lliswerry.  The centre combines the old furniture shop which was in Pill and the base used to recycle computers.  There's a large range of furniture on sale and it was great to see so many local people taking advantage of 30 per cent off on the opening day!  

Wastesavers take donations of furniture and computers and can be contacted at their website wastesavers.co.uk/reuse or at the following:

Unit 2,
Phoenix Park
Telford Street
Newport
NP19 0LW

Telephone: 01633 216855
Fax: 01633 281287
Email: mail@wastesavers.co.uk

Wastesavers open new Reuse Centre

  Newport East AM, John Griffiths, this morning opened the excellent new Wastesavers Reuse Centre in Lliswerry.  The centre combines the old furniture shop which was in Pill and the...

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 Last month I had the honour of meeting the Llanwern High School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) who formed the guard of honour at a reception attended by Barack Obama during the NATO Summit.

But the Tory – Lib Dem coalition is currently looking at charging schools to be part of this scheme which would hit state schools like Llanwern High and threaten the existence of some CCFs . This week I raised the issue with the Minister of State, Anna Soubry at Defence questions and asked her to think again.  Here is my question and her reply:

Jessica Morden (Newport East) (Lab):

Will the Minister look again at proposals to charge schools to use the combined cadet force? Llanwern high school in my constituency is one of only three state schools in Wales that has a CCF. I know how much the pupils value it and how much they get out of the experience, but state schools will find it impossible to make the financial contribution when they are contributing in other hidden ways.

Anna Soubry(Minister of State for Defence) :

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her question. It is important to understand that that is part of expanding our CCFs into all state schools. In fact, we have made great progress on that and anticipate that 100 new CCFs will be ready in September next year. However, it is a consultation and I know that there are concerns. I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her comments and we will listen to everything that is said

Question to Defence Minister about plans for the Combined Cadet Force

 Last month I had the honour of meeting the Llanwern High School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) who formed the guard of honour at a reception attended by Barack Obama during...


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