Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 94/268 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1909:FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUPPORTERS DIRECT

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1909 that states that:

That this House notes that the Premier League has declined a funding request from Supporters Direct (the national body that supports and delivers supporters’ trusts); believes that this decision hindered the development of supporter involvement in running football clubs; further notes that as a result communities and supporters will be hindered in gaining a voice in the running of clubs; further notes that the Government’s stated support for more fan involvement in clubs as set out in the Coalition Agreement is made more difficult; and calls on the Government to reaffirm its support for Supporters Direct and its aims by making representations to the Premier League to rescind its decision.

Don Foster signs EDM 1532: PHONICS-BASED READING TEST FOR SIX YEAR OLDS

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 1532 that states:

That this House endorses the views of many early years experts in calling for a rethink on the introduction of a phonics-based reading test for all 6 year olds; believes that phonics can play a crucial part in reading but that a simplistic exclusive focus on phonics can distort children’s learning and limit the breadth of their experience; believes that reading should be enjoyable and that children need to look for meaning as they read in order to develop fluency and understanding; and further believes that young children need to have highly trained teachers with an understanding of child development and that such teachers are best placed to identify children who are not reading at an appropriate level for their age and level of development through appropriate monitoring and observation.

Don Foster signs EDM 1924: Trident Review

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don foster signed EDM 1924 that states:

That this House welcomes the Government’s decision to carry out a review into alternatives to the Trident replacement; regrets that neither the review nor the Strategic Defence and Security Review considered all options including non-replacement and a non-nuclear defence policy; and believes such a review should be carried out before the Trident replacement Main Gate decision in 2016.