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CAROLINE BRINGS DIO OFFICIAL TO GOSPORT

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage last week welcomed an official from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to the constituency to discuss the future of local military sites.

CAROLINE CALLS FOR MATHS FUNDING

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today called for more action to ensure that Sixth Form Colleges are equipped to provide high quality maths education during questions to the Department for Education.

CAROLINE SLAMS £1.7BN EU SHAKEDOWN

Local MP Caroline Dinenage reacted angrily to news that the European Union is demanding extra cash from Britain following recent economic growth. Britain will be forced to pay a £1.7bn surcharge by December – because our economy is doing so well - while France and Germany are set to gain money back.

CAROLINE WELCOMES £50M SKILLS FUNDING BOOST FOR BRITISH BUSINESSES

Local MP Caroline Dinenage welcomed the news that £50m worth of fully funded training is now available to all businesses, from small start-ups to FTSE100 giants. But the money is only there for a year - so they need to hurry! Caroline has long worked on boosting skills in the UK; and recently persuaded the BIS Select Committee to launch a landmark inquiry into the country's basic skills gap. She also recently co-founded the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Maths and Numeracy. The new major national campaign, For Business, For Life, is urging employers to make use of EU funding to upskill their employees in the crucial areas of literacy and numeracy.

CAROLINE CALLS FOR BETTER ACCESS TO GP APPOINTMENTS

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today stood up for local people who are facing lengthy waits for appointments with their doctors during questions to the Secretary of State for Health.

CAROLINE PRESSES GOVERNMENT ON FUTURE OF HMS SULTAN

Local MP Caroline Dinenage today pushed the Government to commit to the continued presence of HMS Sultan in Gosport in the run up to the next Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). One of Caroline's first major campaigns on being elected to Parliament was the successful blocking of attempts to move the engineering school to Wales, and she has consistently pressed the Government to commit to keeping the facility in Gosport.

CAROLINE BACKS OLDER PERSONS MONTH

Local MP Caroline Dinenage is urging older people in Gosport to take advantage of activities scheduled throughout the Borough to mark Older Persons Month.

CAROLINE CALLS FOR WESTMINSTER DEBATE ON STOKESMEAD

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today raised the issue of the Stokesmead site in the House of Commons; calling for a debate on companies hoarding land that they won't sell off but can't get permission to develop. Stokesmead field in Gosport is a beautiful but controversial site that despite a lack of development remains closed to the local community.