Latest updates from Daniel

Number of house repossessions is 'shocking'

Daniel recently voiced his shock at the number of people who have had their homes repossessed in recent weeks.

At a national level, the Ministry of Justice have said that 28,658 orders were made by the courts in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2008. This was up 24% on the same period in 2007 and 4% higher than the first quarter of 2008. It has been estimated that 103 houses are being repossessed each day in England and Wales.

Daniel plans to meet Government Minister Hilary Benn to discuss Bovine TB

Daniel plans to meet this Wednesday with Hilary Benn, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in his capacity as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dairy Farmers.

He will raise the concerns of his many dairy farmer Constituents, with Bovine TB expected to be an issue high on the agenda. Also present at the meeting will be Stephen Crabb MP and David Cotton from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.

Emergency Phone Call Errors - Daniel Steps in

Daniel met with the CEO of the West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Orange Government and Public Policy Manager this week.

Daniel, Anthony Marsh, CEO of the West Midlands Ambulance Service, and Aleyne Johnson, the Orange Government and Public Policy Manager, met on Tuesday in the House of Commons to discuss the situation regarding emergency phone calls and their transfer to local ambulance base stations.

Daniel welcomes the introduction of free swimming

Daniel welcomes the introduction of free swimming for under 16s and over 60s.

A new initiative has been launched to get people more active by introducing free swimming. In support of this, a fund of £140 million has been made available to local authorities across England to offer free swimming to the under 16s and over 60s. Ultimately the aim of the project is to extend free swimming to all by 2012.

Daniel responds to residents' concerns about proposed incinerator

Daniel is pleased to announce that he has enlisted the help of Mr Barry Haynes to research the issue of the proposed incinerator in Harlescott. Mr Haynes is a constituent with wide ranging experience on environmental issues and will be a real asset to the team.

Last year Shropshire Waste partnership (SWP) awarded a 27 year contract to Veolia Environmental Services to deliver household waste management services in Shropshire. Under this contract Veolia have proposed to incinerate household waste in a new purpose-built facility to be constructed at Battlefield in Shrewsbury.

Daniel takes part in ´Proud of Pubs´ week

On the 18th of July Daniel had the pleasure of taking part in Publican Magazine´s ´Proud of Pubs´ week.

He was one of more than one hundred MPs who took part in the event, the second of its kind, which saw pub landlords invite their local Members of Parliament to meet staff and learn more about the industry.

Daniel visited the well-liked Brooklands pub on Mill Lane, and met the husband and wife landlord team Vince and Kelly Dales.

Proposed airwave mast at Bicton is rejected

Daniel was very involved in the campaign against a proposed communications mast in Bicton and joined with local residents in Shrewsbury Town Centre on Saturday the 13th to protest against the plans.

Carers can't afford to be ill

Daniel is backing an initiative to highlight the plight of millions of UK carers.

He has teamed up with charity ambassador and TV and film actress, Pam Ferris, to show his support for carers in Shrewsbury and Atcham who are among the six million people in the UK who tirelessly devote their time, efforts and energy to looking after a loved one.

Urging the Chancellor to rescue the British haulage industry

Open letter from Daniel Kawczynski MP to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road


22nd May 2008

Fuel Prices and the future of the British Haulage Industry

Abortion: a matter of conscience

Daniel along with the 645 other MPs in the UK, will be asked to vote on a matter of conscience next week: the reduction of the time limits on abortion.

Daniel's Conservative colleague, Nadine Dorries MP, a long-time campaigner on reforming the abortion laws in this country, last week launched an official Parliamentary campaign to have the upper limit for abortions to be reduced from 24 weeks to 20 weeks.