Don Foster MP

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Don signs EDM 2527 on the Killing of Mustafa Tamimi by Israeli Soldiers

That this House expresses its revulsion at the deliberate killing by Israeli soldiers of Mustafa Tamimi, aged 28 years, while the Palestinian was taking part in a peaceful demonstration at Nabi Saleh on Friday 9 December 2011; notes that an Israeli soldier specifically and deliberately aimed a gas canister at Mustafa Tamimi’s head, which hit him point-blank inflicting horrific injuries; further notes that these Israeli soldiers blocked access to an ambulance, pushed around Mustafa Tamimi’s sister, who was deeply distressed by her brother’s appalling injuries, and laughed and gloated at her; and calls for international action, rather than mild remonstrances, to prevent further Israeli murder of innocent Palestinians.

Don Foster signs EDM 2566 for Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

That this House notes that on 27 January 2024 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day, the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered; further notes that the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 is Speak Up, Speak Out encouraging each of us to take responsibility for challenging hatred and prejudice today; pays tribute to the commitment of Holocaust survivors who share their experiences with young people across the country; acknowledges the importance of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s work in schools across the UK and in particular the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, which has so far given over 15,000 students and teachers the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau; also pays tribute to the Holocaust Memorial DayTrust for organising this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations; further notes that a Book of Commitment will be placed in the corridor between the Members’ Cloakroom and Members’ Staircase between the hours of 14.30 and 16.30 from 16 January until 26 January; and urges all right hon. and hon. Members to sign the Book and observe the day, so that the appalling events of the Holocaust are always understood byfuture generations.

ALMR urges MPs to back final stages of Live Music Bill

January 19, 2024 by admin in Don in Parliament, News

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has urged MPs to back the final stages of a bill which will make it easier for pubs to host music gigs.

The Live Music Bill is expected to reach the report stage, due to take place in the House of Commons on Friday 20 January, and the ALMR called on MPs to support it.

The private members bill began its journey in Parliament in July 2010, and is sponsored by Lib Dems Lord Clement-Jones and Don Foster MP - and has received support from Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, and Tourism Minister John Penrose.

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