Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 72/267 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1591 - BADGER CULLS

October 3, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 1591 on Badger Culls. The EDM reads:

That this House notes the encouraging downward trend in bovine TB incidence in England and Wales; urges the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairsnot to put these improvements at risk by culling badgers; further urges the Secretary of State to follow the peer-reviewed advice of the Independent Scientific Group to concentrate on improving and rigidly enforcing cattle-based controls and testing procedures in order to bring the disease under control; and calls on the Secretary of State to take account of the opportunities now offered by successful badger vaccination trials and to prepare the way with Brussels for the earliest possible application and introduction of cattle vaccines that offer the only real long-term solution.

Don Foster MP signs EDM 2048 - REDUCING THE VOTING AGE TO 16 YEARS

October 3, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2048 on reducing the voting age to 16. The EDM reads:

That this House believes that the voting age for elections to the House of Commons and any elected Second Chamber should be reduced to 16 years, following the example in Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Austria, Brazil and state level elections in Germany; and further believes that young people already have significant rights and responsibilities at 16 and 17 years and should be able to have their say in choosing the politicians who make decisions about their lives.

Don Foster MP signs EDM 2114 - HOMELESSNESS AND SQUATTING

October 3, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster MP has signed EDM 2114 on homelessness and squatting. The EDM reads:

That this House notes research by Crisis showing that 39 per cent. of single homeless people have squatted; acknowledges that conditions in squats are often horrendous; further notes that homeless people who squat are among the most vulnerable in society, with 37 per cent. having mental health problems and 20 per cent. being dependent on alcohol; and calls on the Government to ensure that any reform of the law on squatting does not penalise vulnerable homeless people and to focus on tackling the root cause of the problem by ensuring that no homeless person is forced to squat.