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Statement from Mark Menzies MP on shale gas

The Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey MP, today gave the go-ahead for the resumption of hydraulic fracturing by Cuadrilla Resources. The process has been halted for a year following the two earth tremors that the process caused just outside of Blackpool. Following extensive consultation, the Secretary of State [...]

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Statement from Mark Menzies MP on shale gas

Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, has welcomed the announcement in the Autumn statement of the creation of an Office for Unconventional Gas. He said: “I am extremely pleased that the Government has taken on my suggestion of creating one single body to oversee shale gas. “I have been championing this proposal for some time and [...]

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Engineering a Future

A NEW video, showcasing the importance of engineering, has been produced by a Fylde-based aerospace giant. BAE Systems’ innovative Youtube video is aimed at encouraging a new generation of engineers to staff their company and Britain’s manufacturing and automotive industries. With apprenticeships at the forefront of the Government’s plans to get young people into work [...]

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New rail card to help jobseekers back to work

MARK Menzies has joined forces with train companies to show support for the re-launched Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Railcard. From the end of October the new Railcard is available to eligible people in England, Wales and Scotland who have been out of work for 13 weeks. It offers jobseekers a 50 per cent discount on [...]

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Diabetes UK in Parliament

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is backing a national campaign by Diabetes UK to raise awareness of the four main symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. Mr Menzies, a supporter of the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre diabetes support group, attended a parliamentary reception with constituents Victoria Elvy and her son Max, 10, who has Type 1 Diabetes, to [...]