Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Debate on Patient Transport Services: Northern Lincolnshire

Last night, Andrew led a debate in the House of Commons on “Patient Transport Services: Northern Lincolnshire” following correspondence from a number of constituents regarding their concerns with the poor level of service received by Thames Ambulance Service Ltd.  Andrew Percy (Brigg and Goole) (Con) “I welcome the Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care, my hon. Friend the Member for Gosport (Caroline Dinenage), who will respond to tonight’s debate. It is, I think, he...

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£2,011,000 Winter Funding for North Lincs and Goole NHS Trust

Andrew has welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in local hospitals this winter, as it emerged that Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) had been granted an additional £2,011,000 in funding to help cope with winter pressures. The extra funding granted to NLAG NHS Trust is the equivalent of around 47 annual nurse salaries, and was announced as part of a £337m immediate funding boost for NHS hospitals this winter in the recent Budget, in addition to a...

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We Remember – Holocaust Memorial Day

I’m glad to take part in the ‘We Remember’ campaign which is an international social media campaign to remember the 6 million victims of the Holocaust. Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January) marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On Thursday next week, I will be leading a three hour debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in the House of Commons chamber. I also recently wrote to local schools to inform them of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwit...

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Goole Subways - Latest Update

Last Friday Andrew met with Network Rail again following flooding in the subways over the New Year period. The flooding occurred despite substantial works being undertaken to the subways last year to improve the drainage issues. Those works included new pumps, clearing of the sump, new drainage grates and more.  Andrew was informed that the cause of the latest flooding was a combination of litter filling the drainage channels and plastic getting into the pumps which slowed down their operation...

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Take Five Week - To Stop Fraud

Between Monday 22nd to Friday 26th January, the Take Five Week campaign will be taking place. The Government and Financial Fraud Action UK, along with support from UK banks, will be running this campaign which aims to help people protect themselves against financial fraud. This includes phone-based scams, email and text message scams as well as online fraud. Financial Fraud Action UK figures indicate there were over 1.8 million incidents of financial fraud last year. To address this, Take Five ...

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Up to £2,000 Grants Available Through the Energising Communities Fund

E.ON are inviting charities and community groups to apply for up to £2,000 of funding for energy-related improvements and activities. The Energising Communities Fund aims to support community groups and charities who strive to be more sustainable but lack the funding to take their plans forward. The deadline for applications is the 29th January 2018. To be eligible for funding, an application request must support activities that: help bring about a reduction in their own energy use help ge...

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Year of Engineering 2018

2018 is the Year of Engineering, which is a cross-government campaign to get more young people involved in the engineering industry. Throughout the year, the Government is teaming up with partners from many different sectors to deliver UK-wide school visits, exhibitions and open doors events – all aimed at encouraging young people and their parents to take a closer look at engineering. Andrew reports, “During 2018, the Government will work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the pro...

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Imagination Library Update

An initiative first brought to North Lincolnshire by Andrew is improving children’s attainment across the Isle. Following a £250,000 investment by Conservative-run North Lincolnshire Council, the Imagination Library free book gifting scheme has helped 74.3 per cent of children registered to the scheme achieve a good level of development – four percent above the national score. Andrew also raises money to pay for a smaller scheme in the Goole and Snaith area too.  Andrew, who used to be a ...

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