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400,000 new affordable homes by the end of the decade

We will deliver the biggest housebuilding programme by any government since the 1970s with a doubling of the housing budget to over £2 billion a year.Our bold plan to back families who aspire to bu

The largest ever investment in free childcare

We will deliver the largest ever investment in free childcare so working families get the help they need.From 2017, we will fund 30 hours of free childcare for working families with 3 and 4 year ol

Justice Committee publishes report on Criminal Court Charge

This morning the Justice Select Committee, of which I am the Chairman, published a report calling on the Government to scrap the criminal courts charge. By way of background, the charge was introduced earlier this year through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, imposing a mandatory charge on offenders convicted of a criminal offence to help cover the ‘relevant court costs’ of proceedings.

Justice Committee publishes report on Criminal Court Charge

This morning the Justice Select Committee, of which I am the Chairman, published a report calling on the Government to scrap the criminal courts charge. By way of background, the charge was introduced earlier this year through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, imposing a mandatory charge on offenders convicted of a criminal offence to help cover the ‘relevant court costs’ of proceedings.

Bob Neill pushes for improved superfast broadband in Bromley & Chislehurst

A frequent frustration that I share with many local residents is the difficulty a significant number of us face accessing superfast broadband at home. It may come as a surprise – or unfortunately, may not – to read that four of the lowest twelve constituencies for premises with superfast broadband in the country are in London, and to add to this absurdity, that the worst of all these is the Cities of London and Westminster constituency, the seat from which our country is run!

Bob Neill pushes for improved superfast broadband in Bromley & Chislehurst

A frequent frustration that I share with many local residents is the difficulty a significant number of us face accessing superfast broadband at home. It may come as a surprise – or unfortunately, may not – to read that four of the lowest twelve constituencies for premises with superfast broadband in the country are in London, and to add to this absurdity, that the worst of all these is the Cities of London and Westminster constituency, the seat from which our country is run!

Update on Biggin Hill Airport

I appreciate that the ongoing debate about the extension of the operating hours at Biggin Hill Airport raises strong and genuinely held feelings from residents across the constituency, and I thought now would prove an ideal time to update you on the current situation.