Fylde MP Mark Menzies told local authorities can restrict shale gas site numbers

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has written once again to ministers to ask for protections to be put in place to limit the number of shale gas sites in an area. Mr Menzies wrote to question the potential density of shale gas sites within close geographical proximity to each another. He said: "It is my consistent, longstanding view that the Government must ensure shale gas well sites are not permitted to be built within close proximity to other well sites. Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies objects to Roseacre shale gas appeal

Roseacre objection 1Roseacre objection 2                     Fylde MP Mark Menzies has reiterated his call to planners to not allow a shale gas site to be developed at Roseacre Wood in Fylde. Mr Menzies objected to the proposed site when the scheme was first rejected, and has now written to the Development Management Group of Lancashire County Council to once again outline his concerns over HGV traffic around the site, and to ask... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies calls for total equality across BBC

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has called on ministers to ensure there is pay equality across the BBC. Mr Menzies, the member of Parliament for Fylde, spoke in a BBC pay debate, triggered by the resignation of its China editor Carrie Gracie in protest over her pay which she says is below that of men in similar roles. Mr Menzies was a member of the Committee on the Digital Economy Act 2017 — the legislation which forced the BBC to reveal the pay of everyone earning over £150,000. Mr... Read more »

MY WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

The year ahead is full of promise here in Fylde. We have the reopening of Freckleton Library on Tuesday, closed by the previous Labour administration at Lancashire County Council. I asked ministers to call in that decision and the process had begun when the Conservatives won power at County Hall. The Conservatives promised to reopen all that were closed and this is a promise made and promise delivered. Unfortunately I have to be in Parliament when the official opening takes place, but I spoke this week with County... Read more »

Fylde MP Mark Menzies calls for full debate on dementia

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has asked the government to hold a debate on dementia. Mr Menzies raised the issue in a Business of the House debate in Parliament, calling for a full debate on the implications of dementia on health and social care services. He said: "May we have a debate on dementia in Government time? "Many Members have or have had family members who suffer from this wicked and cruel disease. "May we have a debate that covers not only the disease itself but the social care system,... Read more »