Caroline Flint has welcomed a victory for one in twenty of the Doncaster claimants of Employment and Support Allowance, who were underpaid by the Department for Work and Pensions following their transfer from Incapacity Benefit.
The Government announcement of repayments, which is expected to cost £390 million, follows a damning report by the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee, of which Ms Flint is a member. At least 70,000 claimants lost out across England and Wales due to Government mistakes.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has praised a foodbank for its work supporting residents in Dunscroft, Dunsville, Hatfield and Stainforth and welcomed £600 a donation by Doncaster Rovers Supporters Club.
The MP visited the DN7 Community Foodbank to meet volunteers and listen to clients who turn to the foodbank for help.
Caroline Flint has praised Bawtry Action for Recreation and Sport, who held their 15th Annual Sports Day and Gala this week.
Said Caroline: “Congratulations to Sandy Young, Nigel Senior and all of those associated with BARS on another successful Sports Day and Gala.
“This event has become a regular annual fixture in the Doncaster calender and to see this ground with a new pavilion shows that all of the effort and fundraising has paid off. This has been a real addition to community life in Bawtry and beyond.”
Caroline has voted to back a third runway for Heathrow, in the long awaited parliamentary vote.
Said Caroline: “I am very pleased this vote has finally arrived. The UK needed to decide which of our airports is to be our 21st century hub airport – and there is only one candidate – Heathrow.
Caroline Flint has welcomed the extension of the Warm Home Discount to 30,000 more customers of small firms, following lobbying my Ms Flint and other MPs.
Energy minister Claire Perry announced this week that from 2020/21, all energy suppliers with over 150,000 customers will have to offer a £140 discount on electricity bills to the most financially vulnerable - after a campaign from Caroline Flint and fellow MPs to change the rules.
Caroline Flint MP joined Mayor Ros Jones, South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis and local businesses to formally open the completed Great Yorkshire Way.
The final leg of the Great Yorkshire Way, from the 9 metre Y sculpture at Parrot’s Corner to Hurst Lane, was officially opened by Mayor Jones, after 18 months of construction by Tarmac.
Norway has suddenly become very fashionable in Parliament. So much so that some MPs want the UK Parliament to vote to be like Norway when the European Union (withdrawal) Bill reaches its final stages this week.
This Brexit Bill transfers EU laws to UK control.
Most of this is not controversial, just common sense - so after Brexit, businesses know where they stand.
That, after all, has to be one outcome of the Brexit divorce.
Following the Secretary of State’s announcement that the East Coast Main Line is to be brought back under public control after Virgin Trains and Stagecoach could not meet the necessary payments, Caroline Flint has demanded that the firms who failed to meet their contract should be barred from bidding for the new franchise in future.
The MP asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling whether there should be consequences for the companies involved after they clearly undercut competitors to win the East Coast Main Line franchise in 2015.
I asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling whether there should be consequences for the companies involved after they clearly undercut competitors to win the East Coast mainline bid in 2015.