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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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Lib Dem Minister for Wales visits Business in Rhayader

Roger Williams MP and Baroness Randerson, Lib Dem Minister for Wales, meets inspirational Welsh businesswomen to see how the UK Government can increase opportunities for women in business.

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Powys Business Builds on Success

Roger Williams MP recently met Mr Andrew Barker, Managing Director of Mangar International that manufactures innovative aids for disabled people based in Presteigne. 

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‘Welsh Government must work to secure future of Wales YFC ’ – Kirsty and Roger

Following the news that Wales YFC has been unsuccessful in its recent bid for a renewal of its core funding, Kirsty Williams and Roger Williams, AM and MP for Brecon and Radnorshire have called on the First Minister to ensure that the impact that this loss of funding will have on the future of the Young Farmer’s Movement in Wales is fully assessed.

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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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