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


to the October 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.

Recent Activity

Took part in a FA Skills training session with Sir Trevor Brooking and Pupils from Millfields First School.

Visited Worcester Sports Arena with Robin Walker MP and met the Invictus Games Wheelchair Basketball Teams.

Visited HME Technology, Stoke Prior, to see the technology they are exporting across the world.

Addressed business people from across the Midlands in Warwickshire.

Held my regular Street Surgery in Bromsgrove High Street.

Delivered my first speech to the Conservative Party Conference as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Discussed preventing future traveller incursions with Chief Constable David Shaw.

Took part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day, to raise awareness of important cause. 

Launched Broadband Project in the Black Country, which will provide high-speed fibre broadband to 98 per cent of homes and businesses in the area.

Sajid in the Papers

Providers respond to minister’s rural mobile challenge
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
The UK’s main mobile providers have defended their efforts to improve coverage in rural areas, as the Culture Secretary vowed to “make sure” they do more.

British Music Industry Boosts the UK Economy by £3.8bn
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
Recently published statistics have shown that the British Music Industry is starting to become more valuable to the UK economy.

BT commits £6.4m to Black Country superfast broadband rollout
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
A new project is set to bring superfast broadband to 98 per cent of properties across the Black Country.

Tory vows on phones and food
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
The Tory party conference turned its attention to the countryside yesterday with a promise that more would be done to make sure British children grow up knowing the taste of West Country produce such as Cheddar cheese and Herefordshire pears.
Salisbury Cathedral awarded £415k for Magna Carta project
Tuesday, 30 September, 2014
SALISBURY Cathedral has been awarded £415,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Magna Carta project.

Conservative conference: Liz Truss and Sajid Javid hit Labour
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Two of the brightest rising stars in the Conservative party, Sajid Javid and Liz Truss, addressed the Tory conference.

Tory minister: We shouldn’t be scared of quitting the EU: Culture Secretary Sajid Javid says leaving Europe could create 'opportunities' for Britain
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Britain should have no fear of quitting the European Union, which could ‘open up opportunities’ for the country, a senior Tory minister says today.

Mobile phone firms could be forced to let customers switch to rivals' signals to end the scandal of blackspots
Friday, 26 September, 2014
Mobile phone firms are warned today they will be forced to allow customers to swap freely between rival networks unless they end the scandal of blackspots afflicting a fifth of the country.

Change or we’ll go: Why threatening to leave the EU is a win-win for Britain
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
WHEN the Prime Minister promised an EU referendum in January 2013, the idea that the UK might be better off outside the EU was unfathomable for many, an idea relegated to the fringes of political discussion.

Culture secretary visits Teignmouth to see plans for new multi use theatre
Thursday, 18 September, 2014
The Culture Secretary Sajid Javid was in Teignmouth yesterday to see the plans for the multi-million development of the Carlton Pavilion.
Bromsgrove Muslims lambast Islamic State and the David Haines murder
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
THE CHAIRMAN of the Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust has condemned the actions of the 'Islamic State' group which beheaded British aid worker David Haines.

ITV shares rise on hopes for boost from retransmission fees
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
ITV shares are in demand after Credit Suisse issued a positive report on the outlook for the free-to-air broadcaster.
Culture secretary says US takeover of UK producers ‘no bad thing’
 Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
The culture secretary, Sajid Javid, has embraced the US takeover of producers behind programmes such as Downton Abbey, Masterchef and The Voice, describing it as “no bad thing” and a “massive vote of confidence” in the UK creative economy.

British television review to study retransmission payments
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
The UK government has paved the way for a shake-up of the country’s television market, announcing a review into whether cable groups should pay for carrying the main free-to-air channels
Minister outlines plan to decriminalise non-payment of TV licence fee
Tuesday 9 September 2014
The culture secretary, Sajid Javid, is to fire a shot across the bows of the BBC on Tuesday when he announces that a review into the licence fee is to be brought forward while questioning whether making non-payment a criminal offence is working.

Rona Fairhead confirmed by culture secretary as chair of BBC Trust
Sunday, 31 August, 2014
Sajid Javid said former FT chief and non-executive director of HSBC will be first woman in charge of overseeing corporation.


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 -Traveller Sites , 3 September 2014
Advertiser - New Growth Deal, 6 August 2014

Standard - English Votes For English Laws, 26 September 2014
Standard -
 Summer Activity, 29 August 2014



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