Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 92/268 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1860: WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES (No.2)

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1860 that states:

That this House regrets the failure of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ban the use of wild animals in circuses; further regrets the Secretary of State’s statement to the House with regard to an Austrian court case which does not exist; regrets that Ministers are using a potential court case in Austria not to implement a ban on wild animals in circuses in the UK; questions Ministers’ use of the Human Rights Act when the Department’s own impact assessment on a ban states that there are no concerns; holds that the Government’s proposed licensing scheme will fail adequately to protect the welfare of wild animals; notes that 94.5 per cent. of respondents to the previous administration’s public consultation support a ban, as well as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the British Veterinary Association, the Born Free Foundation and Animal Defenders International; welcomes The Independent newspaper’s petition calling for a ban which has attracted over 22,000 signatures; and urges the Government to use its powers under section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to introduce a regulation banning the use of all wild animals in circuses without further delay.

Don Foster signs EDM 1630: AWARENESS OF LYMPHATIC CANCER

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1630 that states:

That this House notes that lymphoma is now the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK with over 12,500 new cases a year and over 75,000 people living with the disease; commends the work of the Lymphoma Association as a charity specialising in providing information and support to those affected by lymphatic cancer; congratulates the Association on its 25th anniversary; and urges the Department of Health to pursue all possible avenues to raise awareness of the disease among both GPs and the public.

Don Foster signs EDM 1861: LEGISLATION ON ILLEGAL TIMBER

August 18, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has signed EDM 1861 that states that:

That this House is dismayed that, despite the statement on page 17 of the Coalition Agreement that `We will introduce measures to make the import or possession of illegal timber a criminal offence’, the Government is going to rely on weaker EU legislation; notes that last year the US made it illegal for a person or company to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase timber or timber products illegally taken, harvested, possessed, transported, sold or exported; and calls on the Government to do likewise and to honour its commitment to legislate on illegal timber.