Geraint Davies MP welcomes redevelopment of the Dylan Thomas Centre in Parliament.

Swansea West Labour and Co-operative MP Geraint Davies has tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament welcoming the £935,700 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the redevelopment of the Dylan Thomas Exhibition.

The Motion, supported by a cross party group of MPs from across the country, is co-sponsored by fellow Swansea MPs Martin Caton and Sian James. 

Geraint Davies said “I’m delighted to support the Dylan Thomas Centre and the Heritage Lottery Fund by tabling this motion.

“The money from heritage Lottery will allowing for unique memorabilia, previously kept in archives, to be placed on display and enable the development of educational facilities and work with local schools and community groups.

“I am delighted that the Dylan Thomas Centre has officially reopened this week to the public in time to mark the centenary of Swansea’s most famous son on 27 October 2014.”

The Early Day Motion follows Geraint Davies MPs question to the Prime Minister on Monday. His question elicited a response from the Prime Minister who paid tribute to Thomas and the ongoing centenary celebrations. Mr Davies asked:

“May I wish you, Mr Speaker, and the Prime Minister many happy returns on the 100th anniversary today of Dylan Thomas’s birth in Swansea?”

Prime Minister David Cameron replied:

“Let me join the hon. Gentleman in paying tribute to Dylan Thomas and to Tom Hollander for his superb performance in the drama about the former’s life in America.”

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