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Community groups from Ceredigion recognised in the 2014 Lloyds Bank Community Fund - Mark Williams

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed the news that three projects in Ceredigion are receiving grants from this year’s Lloyds Bank Community Fund awards.  The projects set to benefit are the Lush & Lleol Kitchen Garden Project near Lampeter, Clwb Cledlyn Club based in Drefach, and Help us to survive (HUTS) based in Adpar. 

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Employment Allowance already benefitting 1200 of Ceredigion’s Employers - Mark Williams

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed the news that since the introduction of the Employment Allowance in April of this year, 1200 businesses in Ceredigion have been able to benefit. 

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Mark Williams welcomes A44 Route Safety Study

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed today’s news from the Minister for Transport, Edwina Hart, that a review will be undertaken into the A44, and particularly between Aberystwyth and Llangurig, which is the highest risk single carriageway road on the trunk road network.

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Mark Williams welcomes Fair Deal for Your Local victory

key_1368180740wpdm_Fair_Deal_for_your_local_logo_final.jpgCeredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed yesterday’s victory in the House of Commons by the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign, which saw MPs vote to defeat the Government 284 votes to 269 to introduce a market rent only option for thousands of licensees publicans across the country who are tied to large pub companies.  MPs from all parties voted in favour of a new clause to the Small Business Bill, of which Mark Williams was a signatory.

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Mark Williams welcomes devolution announcements on ‘reserved powers’ and ‘votes for 16 and 17 year olds’

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Liberal Democrat Wales Office Minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson, that Government will publish plans for a reserved powers model for Wales by St David’s Day next year, and that 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in a future income tax referendum in Wales.

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Mark Williams MP adds name to Commons bid to introduce a fair deal for local pubs

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, has added his support to a “market rent only” cross party amendment to the Small Business Bill, which would deliver a fair deal for local pub company pubs. 

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Mark Williams MP celebrates 2000 disabled people supported into work

key_careers.jpgCeredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has joined the Shaw Trust, a national employment, learning and skills charity, to celebrate the achievements of the disabled and disadvantaged people who have been supported on the Work Choice programme to get ready for the world of work.

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Mark Williams MP raises crisis facing dairy industry in Parliament

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams, has highlighted the crisis facing many dairy farmers in Ceredigion with Defra Ministers, in a debate in Parliament yesterday on the situation in the dairy industry.

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'Concerned but not surprised A44 labelled most dangerous road in Wales' - Mark Williams MP

Commenting on the findings of the Road Safety Foundation's 2014 EuroRAP report, which highlights the A44 between Aberystwyth and Llangurig as the most dangerous road in Wales, Mark Williams, said:

'I was concerned to hear of these findings, but sadly not surprised.  It was harrowing indeed to read the Report's summary of Wales, in which one of the three points made directly relates to the major East-West trunk road into Ceredigion.  There are no easy solutions to this problem, and certainly there are few, if any options for re-routing of traffic.  The old suggestion that we should again be using our rail to bring freight to the area is something which should be pursued, and we should not shirk in reminding people just how dangerous that stretch of road is, and how we all have responsibilities as drivers for safe driving.  Over the years too many innocent people have lost their lives along the A44.  I know the Trunk Road Agency will be digesting the contents of this Report.'

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Article on Education for Young People with Disabilities Westminster Hall Debate

Education is fundamental to ending the poverty, discrimination and exclusion faced by disabled people in developing countries, yet it is estimated that in most countries, disabled children are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children.

Disability has long been neglected as a “niche” area of development, deemed by many to be too complex or too small an issue to be core to development efforts. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) failed to mention disability, yet we now know that disabled people make up an estimated 15% of the global population (approximately one billion disabled people), and that disability is both a cause and a consequence of poverty. 80% of disabled people live in developing countries and the UN calls them “the world’s largest minority”.

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