Yesterday, attended a Victim Support showcase in Parliament to pledge his support for victims of crime in North Wales.
Victim Support (VS) provides specialist, confidential and personalised support to help victims from across North Wales recover from the physical and psychological effects of crime. Their services are free and available to everyone, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
Figures shown to me at the event demonstrated how the VS supported 2,063 people in North Wales, including 929 victims of violent crime, 179 victims of domestic abuse and 123 victims of sexual offences. Across the whole of England and Wales VS supported 126,701 people. Read more “Pledging support for victims of crime”
On Tuesday, the Leader of the House, David Liddington MP, gave a statement to the House of Commons that the Prime Minister will be seeking to ask the Commons to support a motion for a snap election – breaking the promise that she made seven times to the British public that she would not call a snap election. Citing how the country needs stability to face the issues before us.
I asked the Leader of the House if he could confirm to the House that if the two-thirds majority of the House the Government need to call a snap General Election is not made at what point will it call a vote of no confidence in itself – which is the only way for Parliament to be dissolved if the two-thirds majority is not reached.
The Leader of the House didn’t seemed to have thought about this and just reiterated that he hoped that two-thirds of the House would vote for the Prime Ministers huge U-turn and broken promise to the people of Delyn.
I have seen unemployment figures which show that unemployment is Delyn continues to steadily rise. This is of serious concern as it shows not only has the total number of unemployed risen, but also that those aged between 18-24 has increased.
The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in March 2017 was 745.
This represents a rate of 2.3% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 334th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.6%. Read more “Unemployment Figures March 2017”
On Monday, I visited Presthaven Sands beach resort today as part of his promotion of the tourism industry in Flintshire. This follows the recent event I jointly held with Mark Tami – MP for Alyn and Deeside – in Westminster where local tourism businesses travelled down to demonstrate all that Flintshire has to offer for anyone planning a staycation this year.
I with Elma John, Manager of Presthaven Sands beach resort, to discuss the campaign to cut tourism Value Added Tax. This is a campaign which wants the rate of Tourism VAT to be brought into line with competitor destinations within the European Union.
There are a limited number of areas where EU rules allow governments to implement a reduced rate of VAT. In the case of tourism the United Kingdom is one of only three countries not to take advantage of a reduced rate. This means that British families or international visitors choosing a British holiday would pay almost three times as much VAT compared to a French or German break, and twice as much as one in Italy and Spain. This is something the UK Government can change today as it is promoted by the EU. Read more “Visit to Presthaven Sands beach resort”