Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 97/268 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1994: NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY'S GREAT EXPECTATIONS CAMPAIGN

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1994 that states:

That this House has great expectations for the education of children with autism; notes that according to new research from the National Autistic Society (NAS), 48 per cent. of parents said they waited over a year to get the right support for their child; acknowledges the devastating impact that a lack of appropriate support has on children with autism and their families; recognises that the Government’s proposed special educational needs reforms will shape the future of a generation of children with autism; welcomes the NAS’s Great Expectations report, which reflects the views of thousands of children with autism and their parents in the context of these reforms; agrees that these children should expect an education that sets them up for life and that their parents should expect a system that works with, not against, them; urges the Government to listen to their views as set out in the Great Expectations report; and calls on the Government to take decisive action to improve the support available for this group through their reforms.

Don Foster signs EDM 1866 :

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 1866 that states:

That this House acknowledges that the current system of care and support is in crisis and that, despite initiatives to improve early intervention, personalise services, increase choice and control, support carers and end age discrimination, the system is under-resourced and unable to deliver on these promises; looks forward to the publication of the review by the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support, chaired by Andrew Dilnot, on potential options for reform; recognises that with an ageing population and increasing numbers of people with disabilities throughout the age spectrum, providing future care needs will necessitate an increase in the percentage of gross domestic product that is spent on care both to deliver good quality care for people with low incomes and some support for mid and high income groups; and calls on the Government, with the Care and Support Alliance, made up of the 51 leading care charities and organisations, to ensure that urgent action is taken to create a sustainable care and support system.

Don Foster has signs EDM 1895: SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS UP-RATING REGULATIONS 2011

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1895 that states:

That this House notes that under regulation 3 of the Social Security BenefitsUp-rating Regulations 2011 more than half a million British people who have retired to any one of more than 120 countries including the majority of Commonwealth countries have their rightful British state pension frozen and are denied their rights to annual up-rating to that pension, meaning that they continue to lose money to which they are entitled having paid National Insurance contributions during their working lives; further notes that the continuation of this regulation will impact on the freedom of choice of country of residence for many constituents upon their retirement in coming years; and calls on the Government to review regulation 3 of the Up-rating Regulations and thus treat all British pensioners with the dignity and fairness that they deserve.