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East Devon MP welcomes social care boost

East Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough an extra £2bn into the social care system.  

As part of today’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the following: 

Swire calls for more social care funding

At Treasury Questions on Tuesday 28 February, Sir Hugo Swire called once again on the Chancellor to provide more money for social care in the forthcoming Budget. 

Questioning the Government, Sir Hugo said: 

Swire secures £750K for brand new Ottery school

East Devon’s MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to contribute up to £750K towards the relocation of Tipton St John Primary School to Ottery St Mary.

Sir Hugo leads debate on education funding in Devon

Sir Hugo Swire said he was 'delighted' to secure a parliamentary debate on education funding in Devon, which took place on Wednesday 18 January. 

A full transcript of the debate can be read here and a recording of the proceedings can be viewed here. 

Swire responds to CCG consultation

Sir Hugo Swire recently responded to NEW Devon CCG's consultation on hospital bed closures and his letter is attached below. 

This consultation has now closed. 

Bitter disappointment over school fund cuts

The principal of Sidmouth College has warned that classes will rise to 'unprecedented levels' and standards are bound to fall without a significant funding increase.