Welcome to the March 2014 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.


to the March edition of my e-newsletter. I always welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or to forward this newsletter to anyone else who you think might like to see it.



Held a ‘Street Surgery’ in Hagley with District Councillors Margaret Sherrey and Chris Scurrell and Council Candidates Karen May and Phil Thomas. 

Met Mike Brown, Chief Executive of Bromsgrove District Housing Trust, to discuss the new Enhanced Housing Management Service for residents living at sheltered housing schemes across Bromsgrove.

Attended a meeting at the Institute of Economic Affairs and spoke about the Government’s economic priorities for the next twelve months. 

Visited the office of Gough Bailey Wright in Bromsgrove, a thriving marketing communications agency and one of only six IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) firms in the West Midlands.

Participated in the BBC’s Sunday Politics show aired on 16 February and discussed HS2, Jaguar Land Rover, the economy and the floods.

Held a ‘Street Surgery' in Bromsgrove town centre with Claire and Mark Jones, Chairman of Bromsgrove Conservative Association, District Councillors Chris Scurrell, Mark Bullivant and Caroline Spencer and Council Candidate Karen May.

Met Bromsgrove District Council Chief Executive, Kevin Dicks, and Leader, Roger Hollingworth, for our regular meeting to discuss constituency-wide issues.

Visited BHI Parkside medical centre, which has submitted an entry to the Prime Minister’s ‘Challenge Fund’ to test new ways of improving access to general practice and innovative approaches to providing primary care services.

Held my annual Bromsgrove Schools Debating Competition, hosted this year by South Bromsgrove High School.  Congratulations to everyone who took part, and particularly the winners, James Downing and Lucy Morris from South Bromsgrove High School, and the runners-up, Elliot Mitchell and Alex Aston from Waseley Hills High School.

Met Denis Norton of The Norton Collection Museum Trust to discuss the latest developments regarding the proposed Bromsgrove Museum. 

Visited the City of London School to meet the Headmaster and speak to the members of the Politics Society Committee.

Visited Edwin Court to meet residents and answer their questions about Bromsgrove District Housing Trust.

Sajid in the Papers

Friday, 28 February, 2014
Tomorrow's great minds will be flexing their intellectual muscle tonight during Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid's Annual Bromsgrove Schools Debating Competition. 
Friday, 28 February, 2014
Schools across Bromsgrove district will battle it out tonight (Friday) in MP Sajid Javid's annual schools debating competition.
Friday, 28 February, 2014
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid welcomed the rules as another ‘milestone’ towards creating a stronger and safer financial services sector to support businesses and families.  He said: ‘A well functioning consumer credit market is key to this. That is why the Government has created the Financial Conduct Authority and provided it with the powers to act decisively to tackle bad practice and consumer detriment in areas like payday lending.’
Thursday, 27 February, 2014
Bromsgrove's MP and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid, welcomed the news calling it "great news for aspiring people".  He said: "I'm pleased it's down significantly over the last three years, reaching one of the lowest rates in the country at 2.1 per cent."
Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Speaking to the guests at the Marriott City Centre hotel, financial secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid said: "Community development finance institutions served 50 per cent more customers than in previous years, dispersed 50,000 loans and helped create and protect 50,000 jobs."
Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
I did not support Margaret Thatcher because she was a woman any more than I support Savid Javid or Priti Patel because of their ethnicity. I support them for their qualities as politicians.
Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid, visited the National Composite Centre in Emersons Green to see how Government money was being invested.
Monday, 17 February, 2014
He is said to have in mind a list of mid-ranking Cabinet ministers who could reasonably be paid off for a variety of reasons (Kenneth Clarke, Sir George Young, David Willetts, Francis Maude, Maria Miller) and who could then be replaced by his favourites for promotion (Sajid Javid, Esther McVey, Matthew Hancock).
Thursday, 13 February, 2014
For the Tories, Treasury Minister Sajid Javid said the SNP's plan for a currency union without fiscal or political integration "lacks any credibility whatsoever".  "Scottish trade is important to the UK economy but it is not clear it is important enough to run the risk of recreating the problems in the euro area in the British isles," he told a Commons Westminster Hall debate.
Thursday, 13 February, 2014
The decision of the UK to make a £3.2bn loan to the Republic of Ireland as part of its bailout recognised the degree of economic integration between the Republic and Northern Ireland, a Treasury minister has said.
Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Treasury minister Sajid Javid said: ‘I am delighted Home Purchase Plans will now be available under the Help to Buy scheme. This gives even more choice to hardworking families across the UK trying to fulfil their home owning aspirations.’
Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Javid says: “I am delighted home purchase plans will now be available under the Help to Buy scheme. This gives even more choice to hardworking families across the UK trying to fulfil their home owning aspirations.”
Saturday, 1 February, 2014
Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, stated that this legislation will "help to deliver much needed competition in the banking sector and increase the conduct standards amongst bankers."

Sajid's Columns

Sajid has a column published fortnightly in the Bromsgrove Advertiser and monthly in the Bromsgrove Standard.

The most recent columns can be viewed by clicking on the links below (and the archive of past columns can be found online by clicking here):

Advertiser - Illegal Immigration, 19 February 2014
Advertiser - Small Businesses, 05 February 2014
Advertiser - The Responsible Choice, 08 January 2014 Standard - Britain Is On The Rise, 10 January 2014


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