Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 58/267 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 2301 - 15th ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2301 on the 15th anniversary of the Internet Watch Foundation. The EDM reads:

That this House congratulates the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on reaching its 15th anniversary year; supports its continued success in tackling criminal online content in the UK and protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse from repeat victimisation and public identification; supports the organisation’s work to prevent internet users from accidentally stumbling across child sexual abuse content; notes the IWF’s role in developing innovative tactics and services to minimise availability of child sexual abuse content globally; and wishes it well with its 15th anniversary celebrations during IWF Awareness Day on 26 October 2011.

Don Foster signs EDM 2287 - HILLSBOROUGH AND THE SUN NEWSPAPER

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2287 on Hillsborough and the Sun Newspaper. The EDM reads:

That this House supports David Hawkins’ e-petition which calls on The Sun newspaper to provide full disclosure of all its records including the sources of information and documents which relate to The Truth story published on 19th April 1989; calls on Kelvin MacKenzie to make a full and unreserved apology for this untrue story which his newspaper published; and calls on all media outlets to refuse to engage him professionally until he has done so.

Don Foster signs EDM 2264 - AFFORDABILITY AND AVAILABILITY OF ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2264 on the affordability and availability of alcohol and alcohol-related harm. The EDM reads:

That this House believes there is a link between alcohol-related harm and the availability and affordability of alcohol; further believes that urgent action is needed to reduce the assaults, noise and ill health that result from over-consumption of alcohol; notes that the cost to the economy of lost productivity at work, together with the bill for criminal justice and health, are a vast burden on the budgets of local authorities and on public services; welcomes the Big Alcohol Debate in Brighton to address the 100 million annual bill the city currently faces from the impact of over-consumption of alcohol; supports reducing the affordability of alcohol in off-licences and supermarkets to tackle the problem of `pre-loading’ on cheap drink before a night out; further notes the Guardian newspaper investigation published on 16 February 2024 that showed that on 4,000 price promotions just one of them would be affected by the Goverment’s policy to bar selling alcohol below the rate of duty and VAT; therefore considers Government policy ineffective; and urges the Chancellor to report to Parliament on the potential for taking further steps, including the options of minimum pricing and of a differentialrate of VAT, higher for the retail sector and lower for the hospitality sector, to curtail retailers’ ability to sell alcohol irresponsibly, whilst allowing our local pub trade to thrive.