David Laws calls for upgrades to the Exeter to Salisbury Railway

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency, has called for the double tracking of the railway line from Salisbury to Exeter. The line, which serves passengers travelling to and from the South West, is currently only a single track and this can cause severe delays when any problems arise.

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Congratulations to Neroche Primary School

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency and Minister of State for Schools, has written to Connel Boyle, the Headteacher of Neroche Primary School, to congratulate the entire school on the improvement in their key stage 2 results for disadvantaged pupils who receive pupil premium funding.

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Money for Merriott School Kitchen

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency and Schools Minister, has today welcomed the announcement made by the Department for Education that Merriott Primary School will receive £368,000 to build a kitchen which will provide hot meals for pupils at the school.

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Goalpost Grant for Stanchester Academy

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency, has today congratulated Stanchester Academy on the news that they have received a grant of £418 from the Football Foundation.

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David Laws welcomes new schools in Yeovil

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency and Minister of State for Schools, has today welcomed Somerset County Council’s proposals to build two new primary schools in Yeovil to meet the increasing demand for primary school places. 

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David Laws fights against South Petherton Bank's closure

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency, has this week written to Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and asked them to re-open 57 community hospital beds which have been temporarily closed since last year, and to scrap the plans to permanently close more community hospital beds at community hospitals in South Petherton, Chard and Crewkerne. 

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Response to RBS South Petherton Letter

David Laws, MP for Yeovil constituency, has responded to a letter he received from Ross McEwan, Chief Executive of RBS, regarding the planned closure of the NatWest branch in South Petherton. Mr. Laws has written to the RBS Chief Executive to highlight the entirely ‘unsatisfactory’ consultation process run by RBS, and the Bank’s clear determination to ignore very ‘strong public resistance’ to the closure.  

 Mr. McEwan, in his letter dated 8th January, informed Mr. Laws that RBS would be going ahead with their proposal to close the South Petherton branch on 20th January.


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NHS Funding

David laws welcomes Lib Dem plan to increase NHS funding by £8 billion a year

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