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[8 Nov 2014]

Victoria Prentis has been selected by the North Oxfordshire Conservative Association today (Saturday) to serve as its parliamentary candidate for Banbury at the next general election.

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[7 Nov 2014]
Baldry: New annual tax summaries will show hardworking taxpayers where their money is being spent

The Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry has welcomed the announcement earlier this week that over 24 million hardworking taxpayers will start to receive a new, personal Annual Tax Summary. This will set out how much direct tax they pay and how that money is being spent by the Government.

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[7 Nov 2014]
Huffington Post UK: Young nations need support

Throughout history, groups of people have caused the creation of increasingly sophisticated versions of what we would now call the nation-state. Through conquest, discovery or political agitation, tracts of land have been carved out, leaders and laws decided upon, and focuses for allegiance and cooperation been brought into being. It is only in recent times, however, that new liberal democracies, with universal suffrage and separation of powers, have been established from scratch – Israel is the standout example, established via a blueprint in 1948. More recently, we saw the new nation of South Sudan established in east Africa in 2011.

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[5 Nov 2014]
Oral Question (International Development): Food stocks in South Sudan

Sir Tony Baldry: Recent rains and a huge effort have temporarily assisted millions of people threatened by famine in South Sudan. Will my right hon. Friend update the House as to how she sees the situation now and whether she thinks food stocks in South Sudan are going to last beyond December or January?

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[3 Nov 2014]

Sir Tony Baldry (Banbury) (Con): My right hon. Friend has rightly set broad terms of reference and has rightly set a wide time scale so that nothing can be excluded. But the panel is going to be required to consider the behaviour over many years of broadcasters, children’s homes, churches, clubs, Government agencies and organisations, hospitals, schools, youth organisations and others, so does the House not have to recognise that that is a herculean task and that we have to be patient? If this work is going to be done properly, it cannot be done instantly; it will take a little time. There is a trade-off between having broad terms of reference and a wide period of examination, and the time it takes for the work to be done.