Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Africa

Last week was a busy week in Parliament for Mark with him asking questions on some vital matters to the people of Telford.

On Tuesday, he asked the Foreign Secretary whether he was aware that some ships around the horn of Africa are turning off their automatic transponders in contravention of the international convention for the safety of life at the sea.  Do these rules apply to the boating lake in Telford Town Park?

On Wednesday, he highlighted the plight of girls in Sub-Saharan Africa not being able to afford school uniforms and therefore being deprived of an education.  A noble cause but unless I'm very much mistaken, Telford is several thousand miles away from Sub-Saharan Africa.

On Thursday, he asked if the Minister for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs knew that TCAT was doing an excellent job but their funding was being cut next year.  The Minister said he will look into the proposed funding cuts at TCAT to see if there is anything untoward.

Keep up the good work Mark.

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