Roger Williams Calls for Tourism Boost in Rural Wales

During culture questions in the House of Commons Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, raised the important issue of tourism in rural Wales to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Roger Williams supports Action for Better Mental Health

This week Roger Williams MP for Brecon and Radnorshire met with MIND to discuss the development of care in mental health services.

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£250m deal will help safeguard our post offices – Roger Williams MP

A crucial lifeline has been thrown to post offices in Brecon and Radnorshirethanks to a major Government contract.

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Roger Williams urges drivers in mid-Wales to drive safely over the festive period

As the festive season gets underway Brecon and Radnorshire’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Roger Williams is urging drivers in Brecon and Radnorshire and across mid-Wales to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data from MoneySuperMarket shows that the mid-Wales region has highest rate of drink and drug driving convictions in the country.

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MP opens opportunity to trade with Taiwan

At a recent meeting with the Representative of Taiwan in Britain, Roger Williams MP invited him to the constituency and in particular the Royal Welsh Show, where he will have the opportunity to meet food producers from right across Wales who may be interested in exporting to Taiwan. Taiwan is a very highly developed country with an impressive history of technological manufacturing.

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MP visits Hospitals and Care Homes for Christmas

Roger Williams MP tries to visit all hospitals and care homes in the constituency towards Christmas to thank the staff for their hard work and to wish the patients and residents a Happy Christmas. On Monday Roger Williams MP visited Ystradgynlais Hospital and Cwrt Enfys Care Home.

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Roger Williams MP Launches Report on Gurkha Welfare and Pensions at No. 10

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Roger Williams MP launched the House of Commons All Party Parliamentary Group on Gurkha Welfare’s report into the grievances of Gurkha veterans. Following many oral evidence sessions and written submissions the Group has now published their report. The Group recognises many grievances have been proved to be correct and have asked the Government to investigate and pay compensation where necessary.

On the substantial issue of equalisation of Gurkha pensions with other members of the British Armed Forces the Group cannot make any recommendations, because of the past and indeed ongoing action in British Courts and the European Courts.

This week Roger Williams MP met with the Director of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, William Shuttlewood, and had a full and frank exchange of views. Roger accepted that there were some disaffected Gurkhas, but also that there were some valid concerns, including having Gurkha representation on the managing board of the Gurkha Welfare Trust. There was a commitment to look at the report and Roger Williams MP was happy that the Gurkha Welfare Trust would work to ensure that any issues of fairness would be addressed. Roger Williams MP thanked Mr Shuttlewood for the meeting that clarified many of the issues that had been raised.

Commenting Roger Williams, Lib Dem MP for Brecon and Radnorshire said:

“I am pleased that the Prime Minister will now receive the report that we have written and that the Government will address the concerns that we have highlighted. Many Gurkhas, particularly the veterans who served before 1997 and did not complete their service, receive little or no pension. These matters must be addressed.”


Call for Real Recall Bill

Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has joined the fight for a real recall bill, to make it easier for voters to sack rogue Members of Parliament.

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Beef Crisis

Roger Williams MP for Brecon and Radnorshire highlighted to the Minister responsible for Food and Agriculture (George Eustice MP) the collapse in the farm gate beef price. 

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Roger gives his view on the Queens Speech

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Roger Williams welcomed the range of proposals in the Queen’s Speech, including powers for direct elections to National Parks, investment in infrastructure and help for small businesses. However, he raises a number of issues which he believes the Government must address.

 

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