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Nuneaton is part of the constituency ...
Nuneaton is part of the constituency of the same name in the House of Commons, which is currently represented by the Labour Member of Parliament (MP), Bill Olner.
Bill Olner ...
Bill Olner MP
Bill Olner MP
Bill has been a Labour Party Member of Parliament since 1992.
He has been a Council Member of PITCOM for eight years.
had a former career in Rolls Royce and has always had a keen interest in cutting edge technology and its development.
BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | UK space effort 'starved of cash'
But unless it massively increases its funding Britain risks being left behind and losing vital skills, Labour's Bill Olner warned ministers.
, leading the Westminster Hall debate, said the government could demonstrate its commitment to the UK space industry by massively increasing its investment in a new European satellite project to provide early warning of environmental disasters and climate change. He
said the Department for Rural Affairs had so far only pledged £2m a year for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) satellite system and ministers should pledge to increase this at next month's ESA meeting.
"The fact that Defra are only planning to put in £2m a year for the next two years is an absolute disaster," Mr Olner
"It's no good the government giving warm words and reassurance.That's got to be matched by investment," added Mr Olner
, who as a teenage apprentice engineer in the 1960s worked on the British space programme.
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...Bill Olner MPLabour's Member of Parliament:
NAFD Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Bill Olner MP
Mr Olner, who has chaired the All Party Parliamentary Funerals and Bereavement Group since it was established in 2002, was presented with the accolade by the Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Secretary of State for Justice, at the All Party Parliamentary Funerals and Bereavement Group's Christmas Lunch (2 December 2009).
NAFD Chief Executive Officer Alan Slater said: "It has been a real honour to work with Bill Olner on the issues that affect the funeral sector.
stands down at the next election and will be sorely missed.