Lib Dems call for better mental health support for young people

On a visit to Wales, Lib Dem health spokesperson Norman Lamb has supported calls by the Welsh Liberal Democrats for better care for children with mental health problems.

 

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Fines for supermarkets who treat farmers and suppliers badly

Yesterday Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, announced that measures to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator powers to fine UK supermarkets have been laid in Parliament.

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Campaign to Attract More Tourists to B&R

Roger Williams MP met with VisitBritain to discuss their work to promote visitors to rural Wales. Visit Britain has set up the GREAT Names for GREAT Britain campaign. 

Chinese individuals can submit names in Mandarin for the 101 points of interest, including Hay Festival, Brecon Beacons and the Elan Valley, all three in Brecon and Radnorshire.

Roger Williams also raised the issue of promoting tourism to rural Wales earlier this month with the Culture Secretary, during oral questions in the House of Commons.

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Roger Williams takes part in first Hustings of the General Election Campaign

Roger Williams took part in a hustings organised by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation together with Lord DeMauley for the Conservative Party, and Angela Smith for the Labour Party. In his introductory remarks Roger Williams paid tribute to the contribution that shooting makes to the rural economy, bringing in jobs and prosperity through organised and more informal shoots. 

Also the contribution to the environment made by shooting syndicates bring about increases in biodiversity and improvement in the appearance of the countryside and landscapes.

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MP votes for a moratorium on fracking

Brecon and Radnorshire MP Roger Williams was one of just 52 MPs to vote for a moratorium on fracking this week in the House of Commons. Roger has also welcomed the news that the Government agreed to protect the National Parks from fracking. 

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Keeping the Last Pub in the Village

Roger Williams MP spoke in the Report stage of the Infrastructure Bill on an amendment to give greater protection for pubs from developers who might want to change them into stores or demolish them and build residential units.

Roger Williams signed the amendment, but it lost by 40 votes.

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PMQs – Concern Over Rural GP Practices

Today Roger Williams MP used Prime Minister’s Questions to highlight the current difficulty GP practices face in recruitment in rural areas.  

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Roger Williams MP Launches Flood Free Homes Campaign

Roger Williams hosted the launch of the campaign in the House of Commons. The aim of the campaign is to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management.

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Roger Williams MP Questions Minister on the Middle East

During Foreign Office Questions Roger Williams MP asked what steps the Foreign Office has taken to develop the economic relationship between the UK and Egypt. 

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Roger Williams Calls for Reduction in Tourism VAT

During Welsh Questions today Roger Williams MP asked the Secretary of State whether he believed reducing VAT on visitor attractions and accommodation would stimulate tourism and result in a higher tax-take.

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