MP hosts special visit

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DAVENTRY’S MP spent last Friday travelling around the district with the head of the National Audit Office.

Chris Heaton-Harris and Amyas Morse first travelled to Ravensthorpe Village Hall. They where were told by the hall’s committee how the 20 per cent VAT rate is limiting work on village halls because for every 5p raised an extra penny needs to be raised for revenue.

Mr Heaton-Harris has said he will be raising this issue with the chancellor.

They then moved on to Danetre Hospital and met with the speech and language service before receiving a mini-tour from matron Rita Reeves.

And they finished off with lunch at the Conservative Club on the High Street in Daventry.

Mr Heaton-Harris said: “I was really pleased that Amyas came to Daventry. I was able to show him how various elements of Government policy are working at the most local of levels.”