Don Foster MP*

Local Issues Don pledges continued openness with website revamp
Don is reaching out to voters across Bath with the imminent publication of his new website.

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Extra school sport costs £100m a minute
The average time spent by schoolchildren on sport has only increased by 14 minutes in four years despite £1.4 billion of government funding, research by the Liberal Democrats has found.

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Don supports RNID and NDCS in call for 100% subtitling on all television channels
Bath’s MP, Don Foster, is backing a campaign run by RNID, the charity representing the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people, and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people, urging broadcasters to subtitle 100% of their programmes on all television channels.

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Promise of jam tomorrow is not enough
Ahead of the debate on the Finance Bill later today [28/04], Don has attacked Government offers to compensate low income earners losing out under tax changes as “vague promises of jam tomorrow”.

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Brown’s tax changes in disarray
Commenting on the Government’s announcement of concessions over its decision to abolish the 10p tax rate, Don said:

“Gordon Brown’s tax changes are now in total disarray.

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Original Olympic budget just a stab in the dark
Commenting on today’s [Tuesday] Public Accounts Committee report on the budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Don said:

“This report shows the figures for the original Olympic bid were at best a stab in the dark. The fact that the Government missed out so many foreseeable costs has further damaged confidence in its ability to manage budgets.

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