[16 Dec 2014]
Baldry urges pensioners to be vigilant of bank scams

North Oxfordshire MP, Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry has urged his constituents to be vigilant of a criminal scam which can have life-changing consequences for pensioners who seem to be the target of the particular scam.

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[17 Dec 2014]
Baldry co-sponsors EDM to welcome first woman bishop

That this House congratulates the Reverend Libby Lane, currently Vicar of St Peter’s Hale and St Elizabeth’s Ashley, on her appointment as Bishop of Stockport; and believes that her outstanding record of service to the community since her ordination in 1994 will stand her in good stead as the first woman bishop in the Church of England.

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[17 Dec 2014]

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): Will my right hon. Friend suggest to the Lord Chancellor that, when the SRA concludes its investigation, the Lord Chancellor comes to the House to make a statement, so that the SRA knows that the eyes of Parliament are going to be on its conduct of this investigation, and not least the question of how the firms of solicitors got their clients? There are suggestions that they were paying agents to go around Iraq to drum up business, often not knowing who their clients were. This seems to me to be yet another issue that needs to be properly investigated by the SRA.

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[15 Dec 2014]
Oral Question (Communities & Local Government): Local Authority Finance

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): In every one of the four years in which I was a Minister at the Department for the Environment, we were told by the Opposition that our local government spending settlement would lead to the end of civilisation as we know it. Somehow local government continued and civilisation continued. Does my hon. Friend think that if local government manages better and cuts waste, it should be able to deal with an average 2.9% reduction in spending in 2014-15 without any serious hit on services?

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[15 Dec 2014]
MP intervenes in UK Armed Forces statement

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): We are all proud of the work done by the combined school for explosives and bomb disposal now based at Bicester. Do I understand it from my right hon. Friend’s statement that either Royal Engineer and/or Royal Logistics corps limited bomb disposal capacity will be deployed to help train Iraqi service personnel in dealing with bomb disposal and improvised explosive devices?

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[15 Dec 2014]
Sir Tony Baldry MP delivers Christmas cheer to postal workers at Royal Mail’s Banbury delivery office

The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry MP visited Royal Mail’s Banbury delivery office on Monday morning to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.