Gordon Banks MP

Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire

Gordon Banks MP

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I met with the Chair of MacMillan Cancer Support’s Stirling Committee, Mr. Dudley Booth, recently to present a cheque for £350 following this year’s coffee morning in my Alloa Constituency Office.

The coffee morning has become an annual fixture in my calendar and I look forward to it every year and even when the weather is dire, it is very popular with constituents. I think a big reason for this is that cancer has touched the lives of us all in one way or another.

We depend on charities like MacMillan when we are in the greatest need and that’s why it is so important that we all do our best to support them in any way we can.

I would like to thank Mr. Booth for coming again this year to collect the cheque on behalf of MacMillan.

MacMillan Cancer Support

  I met with the Chair of MacMillan Cancer Support’s Stirling Committee, Mr. Dudley Booth, recently to present a cheque for £350 following this year’s coffee morning in my Alloa...

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I recently spoke in a debate in Parliament on the growing use of food banks. You can read my contribution below.

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2014-12-17a.1480.0&s=speaker%3A12005#g1496.1

 

 

Food Banks - Parliament Speech

  I recently spoke in a debate in Parliament on the growing use of food banks. You can read my contribution below.

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I recently voted in favour of the International Development Bill which seeks to enshrine in law the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7% of national spend on overseas aid. This Bill will help us to fulfil the UK’s pledge to care for the world’s poorest and confirm this in law.

UK aid changes and saves lives every day. Since 1990 the number of children dying unnecessary deaths has been cut almost in half, from 12 million a year to 6.9 million.

Aid has also contributed to improving education, health, sanitation, gender equality, and other public services that sustain a developing economy and add to global growth.

That is why I supported the Bill and I am pleased that it passed with such a clear majority. I would also like to thank everybody who raised this issue with me. I am sure they will be as pleased as I am that the Bill has been approved by the House of Commons.

International Development Bill

  I recently voted in favour of the International Development Bill which seeks to enshrine in law the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7% of national spend on overseas aid. This...


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