RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER

£706,000 was spent by the South West RDA over two years on ‘communications’, the House of Lords heard yesterday (Wednesday).

Former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler, asked why SWRDA needed to spend so much on spin, when the North West region is able to get by on £20,000 over thee same period.

Speaking in the House of Lords, . . . → Read More: RDA ‘SPENDTHRIFT WHITE ELEPHANT’ – TYLER

TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY

The Conservative Party signalled a step back from its commitment to democracy in the House of Lords today (Tuesday), during a question on reform.

The mini-debate saw Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Tyler, call for the Government to resist ‘timid and temporary tinkering’ in favour of fundamental reform of the second chamber. “The . . . → Read More: TORIES STEP BACK FROM DEMOCRACY

‘SNAIL’S PACE’ ON FAIR COMPETITION FOR PIG PRODUCERS

A demand for harmonisation of animal welfare standards across Europe, to achieve fair competition for pig producers, was made in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday).

Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, and former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler said, “2013 is too long to wait for harmonisation of animal welfare standards throughout the EU’s so-called single market? . . . → Read More: ‘SNAIL’S PACE’ ON FAIR COMPETITION FOR PIG PRODUCERS