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WSPA applauds EU support for animal welfare

Posted: 06/04/09

A global animal welfare campaign backed by Karen Buck MP and Defra in an Early Day Motion last year, has received a major boost from the European Union (EU), with all 27 member states voting unanimously to actively support the campaign.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) applauds the EU for being the first regional forum to formally pledge its support for the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare2 (UDAW) and thanks all 230 British MPs who have backed the campaign… » Read more


Karen at PMQs

Posted: 02/04/09

Ms Karen Buck (Regent's Park and Kensington, North) (Lab): There are not many traumas worse than being thrown out of one’s home. The Government have rightly concentrated on trying to help the people facing repossession because of mortgage arrears. Yet a constituent of mine who is gravely ill with cancer has been told by Conservative-controlled Westminster council’s housing arm that she is being taken to court, and faces eviction and court costs, for owing just £390. Does my right hon. Friend share my shock at that behaviour? Is it not… » Read more


MPs expenses revealed

Posted: 02/04/09

Katie Davies

PARLIAMENTARY politicians in Barnet, Camden, Westminster and Haringey have each cost taxpayers up to £220,000 in the last year, according to new figures.

Staff, stationery and travel costs claimed by MPs, added to their basic salaries of £63,291, have pushed up the amount the public spends into a hefty six-figure sum for each politician.

The MP with the highest price tag was Finchley and Golders Green's Rudi Vis, who cost taxpayers £220,019, while the cheapest MP in the area was Frank Dobson, who cost £161,131 last year.

Hornsey and Wood Green's Lynne Featherstone cost… » Read more


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