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'I'm supporting the reading campaign'
6:00pm Friday 5th October 2012 in News
THE Oxfordshire Reading Campaign is a great idea to improve literacy levels in primary schools. I have just finished visiting all of the schools in my constituency.
They are a diverse collection. But, all of them take the need to improve literacy seriously.
In fact, I have just written to them all offering to come to the school and to read to the children.
Reading is not only essential in my line of work – just think of all those long and busy Bills to read. It is also a great pleasure.
I simply can’t resist having books around me or popping in to the Oxfam bookshop in Thame to stock up. It is why I have a collection of over 4,000 books.
John Howell, Conservative MP for Henley