September 13, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

I started the week with a very long and hectic day in the House of Commons sitting into the early hours as Boris Johnson attempted to force through a pre-October 31st General Election before he suspended Parliament for 5 weeks. We stopped it, with the support of other opposition parties and now no election is possible before the no-deal date …

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September 12, 2019

DCMS Committee Report into Immersive and Addictive Technologies Published

I usually spend a day of my Westminster week working on DCMS Committee work and today we’ve released our long-awaited report into immersive and addictive technologies. The publication of the report follows months of Committee hearings involving video games giants like EA Games along with social media giants like Snapchat and Instagram. The wide-ranging report calls upon games companies to …

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July 22, 2019

DCMS Committee Report into Garden Tourism Published

Today, our DCMS Select Committee published our long-awaited report into Garden Tourism. The publication of the report concludes months of evidence sessions and committee hearings, exploring how gardens and garden design contribute to tourism, to the creative economy and to our national heritage. Our report concludes that garden tourism has much more economic potential which is yet to be exploited …

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July 19, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

DCMS: Over 75s Licence Fee, WW1 Commemoration Report Published This week in DCMS Select Committee I questioned BBC Director General Lord Hall on the removal of the free TV licence fee for over 75’s. This change will hit over 3,610 households in Cardiff Central. This change is only happening because the BBC were ambushed by the Government during the quickest …

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July 2, 2019

Protecting Elections and Referendum Integrity from Online Interference

Today, our Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committee has published a report giving the Government a deadline of the 24th July to confirm that it will introduce new legislation within six months to protect elections and referendums against online interference. Our report accuses the Government of ignoring urgent recommendations in our cross party Committee’s final report into Disinformation and …

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April 11, 2019

Raising the Arrest of Two Journalists for Exposing the Police Protecting Killers in the Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland – My DCMS Question

Last week, the Foreign Secretary, said that “democracy and freedom of expression mean nothing unless journalists are able to expose the truth”. How does this square with the arrest of two members of the National Union of Journalists – Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey – for their role in making the award-winning documentary No Stone Unturned, precisely for exposing the …

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April 9, 2019

‘Online Harms’ White Paper – Calling For Urgent New Electoral Laws to Tackle Disinformation

The Government has this week published its Online Harms white paper – but there’s a glaring omission. The White paper contains nothing to address the serious concerns in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee reports about transparency in online political advertising & scourge of disinformation. With the likelihood of an early General Election, or confirmatory referendum, we need new …

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April 3, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for March

My monthly newsletter for March is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read this months newsletter by clicking here. You can sign up tor receive the newsletter directly via email by clicking here.

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March 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for February

My monthly newsletter for February is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view February’s newsletter by clicking here.   If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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January 31, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for January

My monthly newsletter for January is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view January’s newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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