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[1 Sep 2014]
North Oxfordshire MP to stand down at next General Election

After careful thought over the summer recess and discussions with my family, I have decided to stand down at the next general election. I do so fully confident that the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party will win the next general election and fully confident that the North Oxfordshire Conservative Association will select an excellent person to succeed me as the Conservative candidate for the constituency.

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[1 Aug 2014]
Baldry welcomes news that the UK has the fastest growing economy in the developed world

North Oxfordshire MP, Sir Tony Baldry has welcomed the fact that the UK has the fastest growing economy in the developed world. Britain’s economic recovery is leaving the rest of the developed world behind. The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its growth forecast of the UK by more than any other major economy.

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[17 Jul 2014]
Second Church Estates Commissioner (Oral): Women Bishops

The Second Church Estates Commissioner (Sir Tony Baldry): The next step is for the Ecclesiastical Committee to meet on Tuesday, when I hope it will pass the measure that was agreed by General Synod on Monday. That will at last enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.

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[17 Jul 2014]
Second Church Estates Commissioner (Oral): Human Trafficking

Sir Tony Baldry: The Church of England has been at the forefront of the parliamentary campaign to abolish slavery, and wants to ensure that everything possible can be done to banish slavery from the world.

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[17 Jul 2014]
Second Church Estates Commissioner (Oral): Cathedral Repairs Fund

The Second Church Estates Commissioner (Sir Tony Baldry): Some £4.77 million has been allocated so far from the £20 million Government repair fund for cathedrals. So far, 22 cathedrals have benefited—18 Anglican and four Catholic.

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[17 Jul 2014]
Second Church Estates Commissioner (Oral): Heritage Lottery Fund (Church Repairs)

The Second Church Estates Commissioner (Sir Tony Baldry): Over the past three years, the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded just under £75 million to 623 projects to repair listed places of worship in England through the grants for places of worship programme and its predecessor, the repairs grants for places of worship programme, which is operated in partnership with English Heritage.

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[17 Jul 2014]
Second Church Estates Commissioner (Oral): Food Banks

Sir Tony Baldry: I can assure the hon. Gentleman that the Church of England is committed to paying all our staff the living wage. I hope that that will be an excellent example for employers voluntarily to follow where the Church of England is leading.

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[10 Jul 2014]

Over in the Commons, Sir Tony Baldry, MP for Banbury, has been a vocal advocate for change. Last year, he staged a Westminster debate on the subject, warning the Government that if the bats drive out worshippers, we will end up with abandoned listed buildings which are of no use to bat or human.

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[1 Jul 2014]
Oral Question (Justice): Richard III

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): As the Minister said, Richard III was the King of all England, not just of York or Yorkshire. Is he aware that the Dean and Chapter of Leicester cathedral see it as their responsibility to rebury the remains of King Richard and to commemorate his memory on behalf of the whole nation, and not just for Leicester or York?

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[24 Jun 2014]
MP highlights OUH NHS Trust achievement of making savings whilst also creating 400 new jobs

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has managed to make multi-million pound recurring savings over the past couple of years and is now in the black. At the same time it has managed to create 400 new jobs in the trust, almost all of which are new doctors and nurses. Does that not demonstrate that it is possible for the NHS both to meet the Nicholson challenge, and to recruit more doctors and nurses to improve and enhance patient safety?