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Nuclear Weapons Proliferation speech

9 July 2009

Speaking in advance of the debate he initiated on the floor of the House of Commons on 9 July, Gavin Strang MP said 'The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, is the cornerstone of the international non-proliferation regime.' Read more...  

Honouring our Armed Forces

22 June 2009

Speaking at an Armed Forces Day Event Gavin Strang MP said 'It is a privilege to speak at this first annual Armed Forces Day function in Portobello.' Read more...

New RAF aircraft order a welcome boost for economy

14 May 2009

Gavin Strang MP has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that Britain is to sign up to a third order, Tranche 3, of the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Read more...

Construction jobs hit by recession

29 April 2009

Writting in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'The international financial crisis and the world recession are now having a serious impact on individuals, families and businesses. In Edinburgh, many jobs have been lost in the construction industry.' Read more...

Gavin Strang opposes cuts to local bus services

29 April 2009

Writing in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'Bus service cuts last October have caused great difficulty for many people in East Edinburgh. Cuts in the number 12, 13 and 42 routes have been particularly disruptive.' Read more...

The 'Save Meadowbank' Campaign continues

29 April 2009

Writting in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'The campaign to save Meadowbank has not yet been completely successful but progress has been made. The Council’s plan to sell it to a developer and to use the money to build a new facility at Sighthill is dead and buried.' Read more...

Ten years of the National Minimum Wage

29 April 2009

Writting in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'The statutory national minimum wage has now been in place for ten years. When it was introduced on 1 April 1999 it was set at £3.60.' Read more...

Fuel Poverty still a pressing issue

29 April 2009

Writting in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'Despite progress towards Government targets to eradicate fuel poverty, too many households still live in fuel poverty, spending more than a tenth of their income on fuel bills.' Read more...

Climate Change Commitments put into law

29 April 2009

Writting in his Spring 2009 Constituency Update, Gavin Strang said 'This country has become the first in the world to put our climate change commitments into law.' Read more...

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