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Report Number: 12409 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Raw: New Role For South West MEP (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

Script details:
Following reports 12407 and 12408 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Ashley Fox MEP (Conservative, South West) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Ashley Fox MEP (Conservative, South West)

Duration: 1 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: highest levels.

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Report Number: 12408 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: New Role For South West MEP (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

Script details:
A South West MEP's hoping his new role can mean our region's issues are given a higher profile.

Ashley Fox has been chosen by the Conservatives as the head of their delegation at the European Parliament.

It means he’ll represent all of their 19 MEPs and gives him a leading role among the political groupings.

Mr. Fox is pleased to take up his new position:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about Mr. Fox’s election is available here: http://bit.ly/1piV88Z

Interviewee: Ashley Fox MEP (Conservative, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 11 seconds

Out-words: the agenda.

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Report Number: 12407 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: New Role For South West MEP (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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One of the South West’s representatives in Europe is hoping to put the region’s issues at the top of the EU agenda.

MEP Ashley Fox has today been elected as the Conservatives’ group leader at the European Parliament.

He’ll lead the party’s 19 MEPs in Brussels.

Mr. Fox is hoping his new role will allow South West issues to be given greater prominence:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about Mr. Fox’s election is available here: http://bit.ly/1piV88Z

Interviewee: Ashley Fox MEP (Conservative, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 10 seconds

Out-words: highest levels.

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Report Number: 12406 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Raw: Fears North East Could Miss Out On Millions (3 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

Script details:
Following reports 12404 and 12405 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds

Out-words: this question.

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Report Number: 12405 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Fears North East Could Miss Out On Millions (2 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

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Projects in the North East could miss out on millions of pounds of help from the EU, according to one of our MEPs.

Concerns are being raised about the replacements for regional development funds.

Labour say the European Commission could withhold money from the new Local Enterprise Partnerships because of fears over how accountable they are.

Our region's due to benefit from more than 700 million pounds worth of structural and investment funds from Brussels between now and 2020.

Jude Kirton-Darling, North-East Labour MEP, says EU money’s been used for a number of developments here:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about Labour’s concerns over the funding is available here: http://bit.ly/1C9ZODT

Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 0 minutes 14 seconds

Out-words: and elsewhere.

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Report Number: 12404 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Fears North East Could Miss Out On Millions (1 of 3)

Of interest to: North East

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It’s claimed the North East could miss out on millions of pounds of European money.

Labour say it’s because the UK Government replaced regional development funds with new Local Enterprise Partnerships.

The next round of structural and investment money from the EU is thought to be worth more than 700 million pounds to our region between now and 2020.

North-East Labour MEP, Jude Kirton-Darling, says the European Commission is questioning how accountable the LEPs are, delaying any potential new funding:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about Labour’s concerns over the funding is available here: http://bit.ly/1C9ZODT

Interviewee: Jude Kirton-Darling MEP (Labour, North East)

Duration: 0 minutes 24 seconds

Out-words: these partnerships.

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Report Number: 12403 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Raw: South East MEP Raises F1 Concerns (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

Script details:
Following reports 12401 and 12402 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Anneliese Dodds MEP (Labour, South East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Anneliese Dodds MEP (Labour, South East)

Duration: 4 minutes 29 seconds

Out-words: the moment.

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Report Number: 12402 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: South East MEP Raises F1 Concerns (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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After two South East Formula 1 firms entered administration – one of our MEPs says she’s concerned about how the sport operates.

Oxfordshire-based constructors Caterham and Marussia both ran into financial trouble this season - the latter has now ceased trading.

South East Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, this morning met with the EU’s competition commissioner about her concerns over how money in F1 is distributed between teams.

She says the European Union has previously played a role in deciding how the motorsport industry is structured:

Interviewee: Anneliese Dodds MEP (Labour, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: these issues.

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Report Number: 12401 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: South East MEP Raises F1 Concerns (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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Concerns are being raised about how Formula 1 is governed, after two firms based in the South East ran into financial trouble.

Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, met with the EU’s competition commissioner this morning.

She wants reassurance teams in our region have a fair chance to bid for motorsport work.

Constructors Caterham and Marussia, both of which are based in Oxfordshire, entered administration this season.

Ms. Dodds says others have come to her with issues which she'd like the European Union to investigate:

Interviewee: Anneliese Dodds MEP (Labour, South East)

Duration: 0 minutes 22 seconds

Out-words: or not.

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Report Number: 12400 Date: 25/11/2014

Title: Pope Addresses European Parliament (1 of 1)

Of interest to: All Constituencies

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Pope Francis has addressed MEPs at the European Parliament.

The visit to Strasbourg is his second trip in Europe since he was elected leader of the Catholic Church last year.

The Pope was welcomed by leaders of the parliament's political groupings.

During a speech to the main chamber, he spoke of the need to solve the continent's problems with migration:

PLEASE NOTE: Audio is translated from Italian.

Interviewee: His Holiness Pope Francis

Duration: 0 minutes 43 seconds

Out-words: social tensions.

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Report Number: 12399 Date: 24/11/2014

Title: Raw: UK ‘Ahead Of Game’ In Cutting Plastic Bag Use (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

Script details:
Following reports 12397 and 12398 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South-East) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South-East)

Duration: 3 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: to catch-up.

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Report Number: 12398 Date: 24/11/2014

Title: UK ‘Ahead Of Game’ In Cutting Plastic Bag Use (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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A South East MEP says European Union plans to cut the number of plastic bags we use is vital, despite the UK introducing its own measures.

A committee at the European Parliament’s tonight to back proposals for reducing how much packaging we use for shopping.

Britain will already meet the criteria set – with England becoming the last Home Nation to introduce a 5p charge for single-use carriers from next October.

Catherine Bearder, South East Lib Dem MEP, says it’s important to have cross-border support for these ideas:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the EU’s plan to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags is available here: http://bit.ly/1xYX2vY

Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South-East)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: reduce it.

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Report Number: 12397 Date: 24/11/2014

Title: UK ‘Ahead Of Game’ In Cutting Plastic Bag Use (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South East

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The UK’s leading the way when it comes to cutting down on plastic bags, according to a South East MEP.

The European Parliament’s environment committee’s tonight set to vote in favour of a deal reducing the amount of packaging we use for shopping.

But Westminster has already agreed to introduce a 5p charge in England for single-use carriers from next October, following similar measures in the other Home Nations.

South East Lib Dem MEP, Catherine Bearder, is pleased to see the rest of Europe following suit in adopting a greener plan:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the EU’s plan to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags is available here: http://bit.ly/1xYX2vY

Interviewee: Catherine Bearder MEP (Liberal Democrat, South-East)

Duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: very effective.

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Report Number: 12396 Date: 19/11/2014

Title: Raw: Air Pollution Ruling Welcomed (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following reports 12394 and 12395 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Out-words: all governments.

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Report Number: 12395 Date: 19/11/2014

Title: Air Pollution Ruling Welcomed (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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There’s support for a decision which could force the government to tackle dangerous air pollution in Scotland as soon as possible.

The European Court of Justice earlier ruled the UK’s Supreme Court can order ministers to swiftly meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide.

Previous efforts to do so have been delayed, with the targets initially set to be met by 2010.

More than two thousand Scottish adult deaths in that year were attributable to poor air quality.

Catherine Stihler, Scottish Labour MEP, says pollution can lead to conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:

NOTE TO EDITORS: A summary of the court’s judgment is available here: http://bit.ly/1xUfpmJ

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds

Out-words: action now.

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