Parliament set to demand Scrutiny rights over TTIP trade deal on Thursday

On Thursday Parliament debates a motion demanding parliamentary scrutiny of the controversial EU-US trade deal – the transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - with growing support from MPs from all the political parties.

The motion, laid down by Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West,  confronts the risks to democracy of an EU/US trade deal negotiated behind closed doors with powers for multi-national companies to sue governments over future laws that potentially reduce corporate profits.

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Sugar Bill can save NHS £10s of billions

Tomorrow’s publication of Geraint Davies MP’s Sugar in Food and Drinks Bill would reverse escalating NHS costs due to obesity and diabetes by letting consumers know many teaspoons of sugar are in their food so they can make informed choices.

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Geraint Davies votes for Equal Pay as Lib Dems and Tories fail to back measure

Labour MP Geraint Davies voted in Parliament this week to introduce pay transparency across large companies. The measure, put forward by Labour will require companies which employ over 250 staff to publish their own gender pay gap in their annual report.

Labour MPs were joined in Parliament by Gwen Davis, Sheila Douglass, Vera Sime and Eileen Pullen – four of the original Dagenham women who went on strike for equal pay leading to the Equal Pay Act of 1970, as well as the stars of the hit musical ‘Made in Dagenham’ including Gemma Arterton and Isla Blair. 

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Bill to stop Psychotherapists Groping, Grooming and practising Gay to Straight Conversion Therapy

Geraint Davies Labour and Co-operative MP for Swansea West has today published a Bill in Parliament to regulate Councillors and psychotherapists, to ban the use of so called ‘gay to straight’ conversion therapy, and so protect people from being groomed or sexually exploited by therapists.

Despite being condemned by every major professional body in the UK, conversion therapy is still being offered to patients, with some even referred to therapy by their GPs.

Mr Davies’ Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill was formally published in Parliament today. The Bill would require all therapists to register with a Government-approved body and anyone found to be offering treatments like conversion therapy would be struck off and banned from working as a therapist in the UK.

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Davies welcomes First Great Westerns Wi-Fi commitment

Swansea West Labour and Co-operative MP Geraint Davies has met with the Chief Executive of First Great Western Mark Hopwood to get assurances that First Great Western will have Wi-Fi facilities on their Swansea to London trains early in the new year.  

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