I Would love to know how the Kremlin ensured Labour saw documents: intermediaries, ‘useful idiots’ or an agent of influence within the Labour/left movement? #kremlin #russia #labour #agentofinfluence
The £100m Zoo Animals Fund is now open for applications. I'll encourage @isleofwightzoo, Amazon World, IoW Reptilarium, @MonkeyIOW & @TapnellFarm to apply. https://t.co/WGf2ojByyF It will provide funds for establishments which need additional support in caring for their animals.
Strong piece from Juliet @CitySamuel in the @spectator. Shows why we need a Foreign Lobbying Act (FoLo) in the UK. I’m working on options with the @HJS_Org. https://t.co/TIhT6Yuje5
Last year @ukhomeoffice promised it would support the recruitment of 20,000 additional police officers with @HantsPolice benefitting from an extra 156 this year. The first wave has now been recruited and the #IsleofWight is set to receive an additional 9 officers👍 #iwnews
New law from tomorrow - furloughed employees will get statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, not reduced furlough rate. More here: https://t.co/MxbRvjYbnx #iwnews #IsleofWight #IOW
At 11:45pm tonight, registrations for the Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme open on @EnergySvgTrust website. https://t.co/6Y19C8aqWx I encourage #IsleofWight residents who have an unused cycle in need of repair to apply.🚴♂️ I hope many local bike repairers take part in the scheme.🚲
Great to visit @farmerjacksshop over the weekend to sample two new #IsleofWight products – Grazed Knee Cider and Brixton and Badger Cheese Curds. Farmer Jack’s stocks products from over 45 local food producers. Let’s support them. #letsbuylocal @wightmarque #iwnews #IOW https://t.co/0GJsdZDMsQ
Great to visit Neil at @wightalpacas at the weekend. Glad to see them back up and running and the alpacas looking so healthy. Thanks to Neil and his team for the great work they do. No pizzas this year sadly but lots of lovely cake. #iwnews #IsleofWight #IOW https://t.co/aauL5ROSTI
Happy and relieved that sports centres, pools and gyms are opening again. Thanks to @WW_SportsCentre for opening on time. Let’s get others open. Getting fit is increasingly important as excess weight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from #Covid19 #iwnews https://t.co/x74ia0GxKF
3/3 I’m delighted the SoS took the time to visit the #IsleofWight and I’m grateful that she is using a British company to assist with the crisis.
2/3 The SoS met with the directors from @MicronSprayers - a British company based on #IOW - to discuss how their pesticide sprayers have been key to tackling locusts in highly affected areas across the world. She saw how the sprayers are assembled at the #IsleofWight factory
1/3 Today I welcomed the SoS for International Development @annietrev to the #IsleofWight as she announced an £18m UK aid package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia #iwnews https://t.co/RzTk1InHJI
Questioner: Bob Seely
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Agriculture Bill, what assessment he has made of the importance of small, mobile abattoirs to rural or isolated communities.
Answer (Victoria Prentis)
The Government supports a competitive agri-food supply chain that provides opportunities for all businesses, including farmers, processors and abattoirs. We are working across government, with industry and stakeholders to ensure that the UK maintains its high-quality slaughtering facilities within a robust and competitive market providing options for farmers particularly in rural and isolated communities and reducing animal welfare impacts.
The Food Standards Agency is working closely with a business in England who are looking to introduce a mobile slaughter unit which will service local suppliers and support the rural economy. If this model can meet regulatory requirements and is deemed viable it could be replicated in other parts of the country where facilities for slaughter are in decline.
Statement on the #RussiaReport https://t.co/ifzfaOEp1Z
Interview by @SkyNews for release tonight on the Russia Report released today and Pompeo’s visit to the UK. #RussiaReport #ForeignAffairs https://t.co/q5WYg1byp8
No doubt that #Kremlin would like to see break-up of UK in ‘revenge’ for collapse of the USSR. #Russiareport Russia report: Kremlin 'tried to meddle in Scottish independence vote' - but did not target Brexit https://t.co/CITXzW1Gj3
Disturbing story re forced labour in face mask production. @theresa_may did good work on anti-slavery laws, but do we need to do more? https://t.co/cNX2aNg8wC #antislavery #china #Uighur #forcedlabour #foreignaffairs
The China we hoped for is not the China we are getting. Despite what China has achieved, it’s time for a significant reset in our relations, as I mentioned to the Foreign Secretary today during the Statement on China. #China #uighurs #foreignlobbying https://t.co/Py9NBAE0Iq
Very very important and very good news if true. University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine is safe and induces an immune reaction, findings suggest https://t.co/IjQpbSxKmd #COVIDー19 #vaccine
Well done to Magnus aged 6 for completing the 60+ mile round the Island cycle route. A fantastic achievement. #inspiring #cycling #familytime #IsleofWight #IOW #TheIslandIsWaiting #LoveGreatBritain @VisitIOW https://t.co/ZCTBpZ3rBI
I’ve signed @MPIainDS's amendments. Great to have support from others too. @ChinaResearchGp @ipacglobal #standtogether #HongKong #ExtraditionBill https://t.co/LwpCxa7xF1
@AndrewMarr9 #China #Uigharchildren https://t.co/sfcT1fvNzo