Culture Secretary Maria Miller visits Stroud to discuss broadband

Stroud News and Journal: Secretary of State for culture, media and sport Maria Miller visits Stroud MP Neil Carmichael (4928458) Secretary of State for culture, media and sport Maria Miller visits Stroud MP Neil Carmichael (4928458)

MARIA Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visited Stroud last week to discuss broadband with Stroud MP Neil Carmichael..

Mrs Miller, whose brief includes broadband and the Fastershire project as part of her work as Media Secretary, met residents and local stakeholders at The Bell at Selsley to discuss the Government’s ongoing investment to ensure that 90 per cent of households have superfast broadband by 2015.

Mr Carmichael raised queries forwarded by residents from areas including Chalford, Coopers Edge, Purton and Stonehouse, where homeowners and businesses have struggled with low broadband speeds.

During the meeting, Mrs Miller said: “Broadband is an essential aspect of quality of life. Parents want their children to be able to do their homework on the computer at home; rural businesses want to be able to compete, and faster broadband is an essential part of that.”

As part of his campaign to ensure faster broadband around the constituency, Mr Carmichael has regular meetings with BT to raise residents’ concerns.

After the meeting, he said: “I am delighted that Maria Miller was able to join us today, and to see what the Valleys and Vale has got going for it.

“Faster broadband around the constituency is crucial to encouraging business investment and boosting the Stroud economy, and I will continue my work to ensure that superfast broadband is rolled out across the district.”

*A report of the investigation into the Culture Secretary's expences is set to be published today, Thursday.  It will detail the findings of an investigation launched in December 2012 by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards into Mrs Miller’s claims of £90,718 for her second home in Wimbledon during 2005 and 2009, where her parents also lived.

For more see link by Newsquest title the Basingstoke Gazette.

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11:26am Thu 3 Apr 14

TigerTigerBurningBright says...

It was a flying visit. She had to dash back to Parliament to apologise.

http://www.bbc.com/n
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It was a flying visit. She had to dash back to Parliament to apologise. http://www.bbc.com/n ews/uk-politics-2686 5695 TigerTigerBurningBright
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6:52pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Paul Robeson's ghost says...

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http://order-order.c om/2014/03/29/maria- miller-sells-second- home-for-1-million-p rofit/ Paul Robeson's ghost
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9:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

A Stroud Worm says...

She could have used video conferencing. Oh hang on.
She could have used video conferencing. Oh hang on. A Stroud Worm
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2:44pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Cuthbert Thickett says...

I wonder if she took Neil out to lunch on expenses!
I wonder if she took Neil out to lunch on expenses! Cuthbert Thickett
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