Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 57/267 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 2047 - FIRST AID AND HUMANITARIAN EDUCATION IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2047 on first aid and humanitarian education in the National Curriculum. The EDM reads:

That this House supports the British Red Cross recommendation to the National Curriculum Review that schoolchildren should be taught the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that will help them to be resilient in a crisis and to help others in need; is concerned that only seven per cent. of the UK population have adequate first aid skills and feel confident and willing to give first aid; welcomes the new online teaching package, which is part of the Life. Live it. campaign to bring first aid to youngsters through learning in the classroom and outside school; shares the view that the British Red Cross is uniquely placed to help teachers and schools to explore global humanitarian issues as a core part of the curriculum; and requests the Government to consider ways of promoting first aid and humanitarian education in the National Curriculum.

Don Foster signs EDM 2274 - PRISONER EXCHANGE AND PALESTINIAN CHILD PRISONERS

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2274 on prisoner exchange and Palestinian child prisoners. The EDM reads:

That this House welcomes the prisoner exchange which has led to the release of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and 477 Palestinian prisoners with a further 550 to be released in the next two months; notes, however, that the list of prisoners released in the first stage on 18 October 2023 does not include any children; further notes that according to figures released by the Israeli Prison Service and Defence of Children International-Palestine, at the end of September 2011 there were 164 Palestinian children (12 to 17 years) detained by Israel, including 35 between the ages of 12and 15 years; and that Israel’s treatment of Palestinian child prisoners has raised serious concerns under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; and therefore calls on the Government and the international community to support the appeal by UNICEF for the Israeli government to release all Palestinian child detainees so that they can be reunited with their families.

Don Foster signs EDM 2225 - ISRAEL'S TREATMENT OF PALESTINIAN PRISONERS

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2225 on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian prisoners. The EDM reads:

That this House condemns the imprisonment of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit by Hamas, but is appalled by the cruel and inhumane treatment suffered by the 7,000 Palestinians incarcerated in Israeli prisons, involving denial of medicines and basic healthcare, denial of education and reading materials, refusal of family visits, excessive fines, repeated night searches of cells and the long-term isolation of elected members of the Palestinian legislative council; believes that Israel’s practice of holding Palestinians for unspecified periods of time without charge, including children, journalists and 21 Palestinian MPs is unacceptable; further believes that all this amounts to the collective punishment of Palestinian prisoners for the imprisonment of soldier Shalit; and calls on the Government to increase pressure on Israel to end its immoral and uncivilised treatment of prisoners.