Wefan Gymraeg

Williams opens Aberaeron Farmers Market

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Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has opened the new Farmers Market in Aberaeron this week.

The market is held every Wednesday in the Royal Feathers Hotel in Aberaeron between 9am and 2pm, and is attended by many local producers selling their goods.

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Williams welcomes the introduction of more teeth for Grocery Code Adjudicator

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed the announcement from Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable, that measures to grant the Groceries Code Adjudicator powers to fine UK supermarkets have been laid in Parliament.

This comes following calls just last week by Mark Williams in the House of Commons chamber, asking the Secretary of State for Wales to work with his colleagues across Government in extending the role of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to try and tackle the issues currently facing the dairy industry.

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Mark Williams votes for moratorium on fracking

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, was one of 52 MPs to vote for a moratorium on fracking in the House of Commons this week.

Mark Williams was a co-signatory of an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill, which he voted for, calling for a moratorium of 30 months on any exploration or exploitation of shale gas.  Only 52 MPs voted in favour of this amendment, whilst the Labour Party abstained and the Conservatives voted against it. The amendment was therefore defeated.

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Mark Williams concern over effect of TTIP on UK poultry industry

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, has spoken of his concerns over standards of animal welfare for imported meat coming into the UK were the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) to go ahead.

Speaking in a debate in the House of Commons yesterday, Mark Williams raised the difference in standards of animal welfare between the US and the UK, particularly regarding poultry farming.  

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Mark Williams MP is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, is supporting the campaign for Flood Free Homes which launched yesterday in Parliament.

The campaign aims to raise the issue of long term flood defence investment and land and water management, and has been launched by the Association of British Insurers, supported by Friends of the Earth, Know Your Flood Risk, National Flood Forum, and the Property Care Association’s Flood Protection Group. 

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Mark Williams urges action to protect Welsh dairy farmers

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has questioned the Secretary of State for Wales over what he is doing to assist the Welsh dairy industry.

The dairy industry has come under pressure recently from a combination of rising supply and falling demand, particularly as a result of lower than expected demand from China and Russia's ban on food imports.  Mark Williams has therefore called for more to be done to protect the many farmers whose businesses are struggling as a result in the fall in milk prices.

During the question session in the House of Commons chamber, Mark Williams called on the Secretary of State to work with his colleagues across Government, to extend the role of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to try and tackle this issue.

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Mark Williams calls on Ceredigion’s best small shops to enter national competition

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is calling on small shops in Ceredigion to enter the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group’s Best Small Shops Competition.

Small shops can submit their application to the competition via www.bestsmallshops.uk setting out, in no more than 500 words, why they are the best in the UK.

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Mark Williams urges Ceredigion’s families to be ‘Share Aware’ online

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is lending his support to the NSPCC’s new ‘Share Aware’ campaign which aims to get families talking about socialising safely online.

The NSPCC has created a new online guide to help inform parents about the risks of different social networking sites used by children.  

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Mark Williams disappointed over Parking Eye’s ‘unacceptable’ attitude towards the Welsh language

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has expressed his disappointment that Parking Eye, the company responsible for enforcing parking restrictions at the Rheidol Retail Park in Aberystwyth, has refused to accept any appeals to parking fines in Welsh, which he stated is ‘unacceptable’.

Parking Eye, based in Chorley includes the phrase on their Parking Charge Notices, “Parking eye will only accept and respond to appeals in English.”

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Concern over cancer treatment waiting times in Hywel Dda - Mark Williams

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP has expressed concerns over Hywel Dda's cancer treatment waiting times.

Concerns have been expressed following the publication of data from the Assembly which indicates that far from increasing the amount of urgent cancer patients seen within the 62 day target set by the Welsh Government, the rate in Hywel Dda has in fact declined.

Hywel Dda, along with two other health board in Wales (Cardiff and Vale and Betsi Cadwaladr) have their percentage of urgent cancer patients seen in the target time fall, and none of the health boards across Wales have met the 95% target for urgent cancer patients.  In fact, across Wales this target has not been met since 2008.

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