News

Owen Paterson's NI meetings This Week

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson, will hold a variety of meetings tomorrow, focusing on the Northern Ireland economy.

Michael Palin Launch for WSMR

Owen was at Marylebone Station this morning to celebrate Michael Palin's launch of Wrexham and Shropshire's fleet of newly refurbished trains.

Owen's Comment on Peter Robinson

Commenting on Peter Robinson's decision to temporarily stand aside as First Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson said

Owen Condemns Car Bomb Attack

Commenting on the bomb attack in County Antrim, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Paterson said: ""I utterly condemn this cowardly attack on a police officer whose job is to serve the whole community

Owen Calls for an End to Double-Jobbing

The Conservatives have introduced amendments to the Northern Ireland Assembly Members Bill, introduced by Shadow Northern Ireland Minister Lord Glentoran, which will prevent an MLA being paid, receiving allowances and a pension if he or she is also an MP or MEP.

Owen Meets Post Office Head

Owen recently met Mike Dalton, head of external relations, Royal Mail Group, at Westminster today to discuss postal services in North Shropshire. Following the recent series of closures, Mike Dalton confirmed that there were no more planned for the foreseeable future.

Owen to Present Petition

Owen will be on the floor of the House of Commons tonight to present a petition signed by his constituents who are concerned by the Badman review of home education which is the fourth consultation on this subject in as many years

Owen Switches on St Oswalds Xmas Lights

Owen Paterson was invited to switch on the Christmas lights on the Tree of Light at St Oswald's Church for the Oswestry Rotary Club on Friday.

Petition on Home Education

Owen met Randall and Mary Hardy with the Rev Paul Darlington in Oswestry on Friday. Mr and Mrs Hardy are concerned about the Badman review of home education which is the fourth consultation on this subject in as many years.