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CAROLINE ATTENDS SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage yesterday visited the Southampton Boat Show where she met with a number of local marine businesses and attended an event to commend the success of maritime apprentices.

CAROLINE DEMANDS TOUGHER ACTION ON LATE PAYMENT

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today pushed the Government to introduce tougher measures for large companies that fail to pay their bills on time. Late payment is one of the most serious issues affecting small businesses; with research showing that in 2011, 125,000 businesses were almost put out of business by late payment; and the local MP, who is the PM's Small Business Ambassador for the South has repeatedly pushed the Government to take a firmer stance on big companies failing to pay small businesses on time.

CAROLINE URGES GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE LITERACY RATES IN OUR PRISONS

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today pushed the Government to cut reoffending and improve rehabilitation by helping inmates improve their reading skills. The move came following a report by the Business, Innovation, and Skills Committee which emphasised how the ability to read is critical to the rehabilitation of inmates, and the local MP called on the Government to ensure that all prison libraries are open at weekends.

CAROLINE COMMENDS LOCAL LITTER ACTION GROUP

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today praised the work of Gosport and Lee Litter Action during questions to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

CAROLINE WELCOMES ADULT LITERACY & NUMERACY REPORT

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has this morning welcomed the publication of the long-awaited Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee report on adult literacy and numeracy.

CAROLINE HOSTS BOSOMBUDDIES IN PARLIAMENT

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today hosted the charity, BosomBuddies, in Parliament for an event aimed at raising awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer.

CAROLINE WELCOMES EXPANSION OF FREE CHILD CARE

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the news that from this week, the Government has extended the entitlement of 15 hours of free early education to the 40 per cent of most disadvantaged two-year-olds.

CAROLINE SPEAKS OUT ON PIP APPLICATION DELAYS

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage today raised her concerns about the delays to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application reviews during questions to the Department for Work and Pensions.