Geraint Davies MP

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Swansea West MP Geraint Davies today asked a question to George Osborne MP, who was stepping in for the Prime Minister at the weekly Prime Ministers Questions.

Davies asked “Will the Chancellor confirm that the waste water from fracking will be properly treated, so that it is safe to drink again?”

Geraint Davies said “George Osborne was unable to answer the question because the millions of tons of water that will be used in fracking becomes so poisonous with added chemicals it is uneconomic to treat in order to make it safe for human consumption.

“It is important to know that Fracking will generate enormous quantities of contaminated water, as well as gasses that threaten public health. Before the government rushes through the energy bill to allow fast-track fracking with light-touch regulation we need to pause.

“Fracking is also inconsistent with our carbon emissions target and as George Osborne talked about the economic befits of fracking while ignoring the environmental costs, on a day that hundreds of people, including many from Swansea were in London to lobby their MPs on climate change.”

Davies Catches out Osborne on Fracking in First PMQs

Swansea West MP Geraint Davies today asked a question to George Osborne MP, who was stepping in for the Prime Minister at the weekly Prime Ministers Questions. Davies asked “Will...

The Conservatives campaigned on a manifesto that meant they would offer a free vote on a government bill in government time on the repeal of the 2004 Hunting Act. I, and the Labour Party campaigned on a manifesto that meant we would defend the hunting ban and build on the strong record the previous Labour government had on animal welfare.

 

There can be no place in a civilised society for animal cruelty and I believe that the rest of the British public also support our ban on hunting with hounds. I know that there is real concern among many people and organisations such as the League Against Cruel Sports that there may now be an attempt to repeal the Hunting act in the near future.

 

I will oppose any such attempt to repeal the Hunting Act and will voice my opinion on the matter, not only because I believe in the ban on this cruel sport, but because so many of my constituents also believe in protecting animals that are unable to protect themselves, and are so often mistreated by us. 

 

I also believe that holding a vote on repealing the Hunting Act distracts from the real issues that are facing us – low wages, the shortage of affordable housing, improving infrastructure and protecting public services, and a consistent fall in living standards.

 

I support this petition online against the repeal of the Hunting Act, I would appreciate it if you could do so too:

 

https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-mp-keep-the-ban-on-fox-hunting-2?recruiter=297114813&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=mob-xs-no_src-no_msg&fb_ref=Default

Repeal of the 2004 Hunting Act

The Conservatives campaigned on a manifesto that meant they would offer a free vote on a government bill in government time on the repeal of the 2004 Hunting Act. I,...

Speaking during an Urgent Question on the A&E crisis Geraint Davies MP said; “The NHS is in financial crisis, with more money needed for A and E, yet we are spending £10 billion a year on diabetes because people are consuming twice the daily amount of sugar that they should be consuming—nine teaspoonfuls for men, which is equivalent to a can of Coke, or six for women, which is equivalent to a light yoghurt. Does the Secretary of State agree and will he support my Bill, which is published today, which requires manufacturers to express sugar content in teaspoonfuls on products to empower consumers to make rational choices in order to manage down overall obesity”

In reply the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, acknowledged that the Government would consider Mr Davies’ Bill saying “I have spoken to the hon. Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies) about his Bill. Part of the long-term solution is to give people better information about sugar consumption. We will certainly look at what the Bill proposes.”

Health Secretary - Government will consider Davies' Sugar Bill

Speaking during an Urgent Question on the A&E crisis Geraint Davies MP said; “The NHS is in financial crisis, with more money needed for A and E, yet we are...

This week Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

 

Tuesday 27th January will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Geraint Davies MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who... Read more

Speaking during Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales, Swansea West MP Geraint Davies said; “Is the Secretary of State aware of the innovative medical centre at the end of Wind street in Swansea, which treats intoxicated people on the spot, freeing up ambulances, police and accident and emergency departments? Will he inform the Secretary of State for Health in England of the success of that venture, and suggest to him that similar facilities here could help to reduce the pressures caused by the removal of walk-in centres?”

Initiatives like the Wind Street medical centre can help A&E crisis

Speaking during Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales, Swansea West MP Geraint Davies said; “Is the Secretary of State aware of the innovative medical centre at the end of... Read more

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