Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.

Some written comments about FareShare in Parliament


Along with the occasional written or speaking questions about FareShare which can be obtained from the Hansard or TheyWorkForYou website there is also another way in which FareShare has been mentioned in Parliament occasionally through the Early Day Motions that … Continue reading

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A significant cross party political debate tonight


At 6.30pm tonight there is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime cross-party ‘in conversation’ to reflect on an unprecedented decade. The event is taking place in London at The Magic Circle Theatre, 12 Stephenson Way, NW1 2HD. However it will also be … Continue reading

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This week FareShare could benefit from many of us


This week is a financial campaign for FareShare Sussex that is a charity that is based in Brighton but which covers the whole of Sussex and also many parts of Surrey. FareShare is an organisation that I helped to set … Continue reading

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More MPs concerned about Fire Services on Wednesday


Back on Monday there was a call from Mary Kelly Foy who is the Labour MP for Durham (so one of the North East MPs) for funding for Fire and Rescue Services across the whole of the UK which she … Continue reading

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Thank you for your FareShare question Fleur Anderson


So I have planned a focus on FareShare on my blog on Monday which will also be included in the Argus newspaper which covers the whole of Sussex. After I had submitted that blog I spotted a question that Fleur … Continue reading

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The Government will offer £144k for roles in due course


A person I have met on several occasions, Lord Bassam supplied a couple of written questions this week to the House of Lords and on Wednesday the questions were responded by Baroness Scott of Bybrook who is the Parliamentary Under … Continue reading

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A call from MPs for funding Fire and Rescue Services


On Monday Mary Kelly Foy, the Labour MP for the City of Durham submitted a call to the Government that includes several themes. They include the challenge facing Fire and Rescue over the “increasing extreme weather events” which of course … Continue reading

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Only 3 MPs spoke about Domestic Abuse and Public Life


To be clear the opportunity for the debate was only for half an hour and it was to take place in Westminster Hall and so there was only a modest number of MPs that could have participated. However even so … Continue reading

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I have already expressed my disappointment (on COP15).


Said Therese Coffey last Thursday in a session of Topical Questions when she was responding to a question from Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion. The total question and the total answer is below and the text can … Continue reading

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Tomorrow a group of MPs will debate Domestic Abuse


It is always very encouraging when a group of MPs set out to promote an important theme within Parliament and particularly for them to work with a team that is not restricted to party politics. Tomorrow a debate is due … Continue reading

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