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Owen Secures Electricity Deal for Whitchurch

Owen Paterson organised a meeting on Thursday at Grocontinental with Scottish Power, Advantage West Midlands and Shropshire Council, to secure a commitment regarding power supply to the Waymills Industrial Estate in Whitchurch.

Power Supply - Whitchurch

Following lengthy correspondence with interested parties, Owen Paterson has organised a meeting with Scottish Power, Advantage West Midlands and Shropshire Council on Thursday to secure a commitment regarding power supply to the Waymills Industrial Estate in Whitchurch.

Devolution of Policing & Justice in Northern Ireland

The Conservative Party has been consistent in its support for the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly. We agree with the Government that these are best exercised by local politicians than by ministers in Westminster.

Owen Welcomes ORR Decision on Arriva

Owen Paterson has welcomed the decision by the Office of Rail Regulation not to approve the application by Arriva Trains Wales for new track access rights to operate a direct service between Aberystwyth and London Marylebone.

Owen Condemns Newry Bomb

Commenting on last night's car bomb in Newry, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson said: ""We utterly condemn this attack by dissident republicans in which thankfully nobody was hurt.

Owen Welcomes NI Economic Reform Group Report

Commenting on today's report by the Northern Ireland Economic Reform Group, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson said: ""I warmly welcome today's authoritative report by the Northern Ireland Economic Reform Group.

Power Problems to Waymills Industrial Estate

Owen has written to Michael Laverty, Chief Executive of Advantage West Midlands and Neill Carr, Chief Executive of Scottish Power. The text of the letter follows.

Re-confirmation of Support for Peace Process

Responding to misleading reports in the Times and the Guardian newspapers, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson, reconfirms Conservative support for the political processes in Northern Ireland.