Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 92/268 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1860: WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES (No.2)

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1860 that states:

That this House regrets the failure of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ban the use of wild animals in circuses; further regrets the Secretary of State’s statement to the House with regard to an Austrian court case which does not exist; regrets that Ministers are using a potential court case in Austria not to implement a ban on wild animals in circuses in the UK; questions Ministers’ use of the Human Rights Act when the Department’s own impact assessment on a ban states that there are no concerns; holds that the Government’s proposed licensing scheme will fail adequately to protect the welfare of wild animals; notes that 94.5 per cent. of respondents to the previous administration’s public consultation support a ban, as well as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the British Veterinary Association, the Born Free Foundation and Animal Defenders International; welcomes The Independent newspaper’s petition calling for a ban which has attracted over 22,000 signatures; and urges the Government to use its powers under section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to introduce a regulation banning the use of all wild animals in circuses without further delay.


August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1630 that states:

That this House notes that lymphoma is now the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK with over 12,500 new cases a year and over 75,000 people living with the disease; commends the work of the Lymphoma Association as a charity specialising in providing information and support to those affected by lymphatic cancer; congratulates the Association on its 25th anniversary; and urges the Department of Health to pursue all possible avenues to raise awareness of the disease among both GPs and the public.


August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1861 that states that:

That this House is dismayed that, despite the statement on page 17 of the Coalition Agreement that `We will introduce measures to make the import or possession of illegal timber a criminal offence’, the Government is going to rely on weaker EU legislation; notes that last year the US made it illegal for a person or company to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase timber or timber products illegally taken, harvested, possessed, transported, sold or exported; and calls on the Government to do likewise and to honour its commitment to legislate on illegal timber.