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House of Commons Hansard
09 May 2016
Volume 609

    Community Pharmacies

  • I wish to deliver this petition of the residents of Scunthorpe to the House of Commons. The petition states:

    The petition of residents of Scunthorpe,

    Declares that local pharmacies are a vital frontline health service, forming part of the fabric of health communities across England; further that they may be forced to close as a result of Government proposals; further that this could deprive people of accessible medicines advice and other valuable support from trusted professionals; and further that it may also put more pressure on GPs and hospital services.

    The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department of Health to reassess their proposed plans and protect local pharmacies.

    And the petitioners remain, etc.

    [P001691]

  • Wellington Railway Station

  • The petition relates to a railway station for Wellington and has 402 signatures. The petition declares that

    “a new railway station in Wellington in the constituency of Taunton Deane should be opened”.

    Following is the full text of the petition;

    [The petition of residents of Taunton Deane,

    Declares that a new railway station in Wellington in the constituency of Taunton Deane should be opened; further that this project has a local support from residents and businesses; further that the rapidly expanding town is experiencing high volumes of road congestion and that a rail link could help alleviate this and improve local air quality whilst at the same time improving rural transport networks in the area; and further that Taunton Deane Borough Council have committed £40,000 to a feasibility study and pending commitment from the other involved partners we seek the support of the Department of Transport through the New Station Fund.

    The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Transport to open a new metro style railway station in Wellington and support the feasibility study.

    And the petitioners remain, etc.]

    [P001692]