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

MMO MUST BE LOCATED IN SOUTH WEST – TYLER

It would be ‘absurd’ to locate the new Marine Management Organisation (MMO) other than in the South West, according to former North Cornwall MP, Lord Tyler.

The Liberal Democrat Peer spoke yesterday (Wednesday) in a detailed debate on the Marine and Coastal Access Bill, which will bring the MMO into being. Following an exclusive report in . . . → Read More: MMO MUST BE LOCATED IN SOUTH WEST – TYLER