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Economy, Regional Development

Empey welcomes new focus on UK regional air routes

Ulster Unionist Peer, Lord Empey of Shandon has welcomed the announcement of 2,000 extra flights for Northern Ireland as part of the Chancellor’s £7 million Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Lord Empey said: “I warmly welcome the decision...

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Health

Dobson supports tougher action against elder abuse

Ulster Unionist Party Health Spokesperson, Jo-Anne Dobson MLA, has backed the charity Action on Elder Abuse following a recent meeting with their Director Veronica Gray. The Upper Bann MLA said: “This is an extremely important issue, not...

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General

Time for serious action on radicalisation – Nicholson

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has broadly welcomed proposals approved by MEPs this week to tackle radicalisation and recruitment by terrorist organisations.  Only a small minority of MEPs voted against the report, including Sinn Fein representatives.  Mr...

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Welfare

Elliott welcomes Government u-turn on tax credits

Tom Elliott MP has welcomed the u-turn by the Chancellor George Osborne over cuts to tax credits.  The Chancellor announced in the 2015 Autumn Statement that proposed changes to tax credits would not be taken...

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