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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

Julian meets Health Minister on future of Bootham Park Hospital site

Julian yesterday met with Health Minister Stephen Barclay to discuss the future of the Bootham Park Hospital site, having raised the issue in Parliament earlier this month. City of York Council wants NHS Property Services to halt their plans to sell the site and allow the local NHS and the Council sufficient time to devise

Julian presses Ministers on improving technical education

Julian today pressed Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to...

York Press Column – 70th anniversary of our NHS

Last Thursday, I attended a special choral celebration at York Minster to commemorate the...

Julian raises local planning powers over fracking at Prime Minister’s Questions

Julian today used Prime Minister’s Questions to raise local concerns about proposed changes to...

The fight over illegally tethered horses goes on

February 18, 2013

The campaign over the problem of illegally tethered horses in York continues to rumble on and last week Julian meet with David Bowles, Head of Public Affairs at the RSPCA to raise the matter once more.

Following the meeting, Julian said “Discussions centred around three major areas on which to tackle this highly visible horse crisis affecting not only York but the whole Country. Firstly consider trying to reduce the supply of horses coming into the Country as numbers have jumped over the last few years, secondly making it an offence to deliberately abandon horses on private and public land through better definition of fly grazing in the animal welfare act and thirdly reinstatement of the National Equine Database. The last point I have raised directly with DEFRA ministers, because to my mind without a national database, horse passports are ineffective and enforcement is much more difficult and I don’t think we should give local trading standards any reason to duck this difficult issue.”