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PM's speech in the Commons

Following the PM’s speech in the Commons on leaving the EU earlier today I am seeking clarity on several key points. 

Derek Thomas backs West Cornwall's farmers

West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has shown his support for British farming at Back British Farming Day in Westminster, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food and caring for the countryside.

Derek Thomas welcomes Penzance heliport approval

West Cornwall MP has welcomed the decision of Cornwall Council's Strategic Planning Committee to approve planning permission for a heliport at Penzance.

"I believe this unanimous decision will prove a boon for many," said Mr Thomas."

Flood grant of £1.4 million should help safeguard Mousehole

Mousehole is just one of a dozen areas across England that has been awarded significant cash to address the risk of flooding.

The total sum being spent in Mousehole now amounts to £1.4m which will be used by the Environment Agency to reduce the flood risk across the village.

MPs Column

A theme that crops up when discussing Brexit is what support Cornwall and Scilly can expect once EU Structural Funds are no longer available. The Government has committed to a ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ as the successor and a consultation as to how this is distributed is to be launched soon.