Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

My Views

A number of constituents have written to me asking for a ban on live animal exports.  Here are my views:

I have been asked my views on live animals being exported for fattening, which will ultimately be slaughtered and might present a legal loophole for any proposed bans on live exports for slaughter.

With new trade deals on the horizon and the UK no longer subject to EU-wide rules on animal welfare, we must ensure there are comprehensive regulations in place to ensure the UK has equal and better animal welfare standards going forward. I am committed to promoting best practice in cruelty-free animal husbandry and to ensuring better enforcement of agreed standards.

Live transport of animals

A number of constituents have written to me asking for a ban on live animal exports.  Here are my views: I have been asked my views on live animals being... Read more

A number of residents have contacted me about the National Health Service, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.  They are worried about protecting the values of the NHS, its long term funding and the role of the private sector in the NHS.  Here are my views:

I am committed to upholding the NHS's founding principles as a universal healthcare system provided free at the point of use: a comprehensive, integrated and public NHS that is there for all of us when we need it.

The NHS - 70 years old

A number of residents have contacted me about the National Health Service, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.  They are worried about protecting the values of the NHS, its long... Read more

Weddell_Sea.JPGA number of constituents have written about the proposal for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in the Weddell Sea.  Here are my views:

I agree that the Government must ensure the UK advocates strongly for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea. Such a protected area would help safeguard one of the last pristine regions in Antarctica and ensure the conservation of vital ecosystems settled in these waters and the surrounding coast.

An Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary (the Weddell Sea)

A number of constituents have written about the proposal for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in the Weddell Sea.  Here are my views: I agree that the Government must ensure the... Read more

Local residents from the newly-built Warren Park estate in Bessacarr got in touch with me about the poor quality internet supplied to the new housing development.

Despite Warren Park being a new estate, it was not included in Openreach’s plans for super-fast broadband. As such, an internet cabinet (Cantley Cabinet 28) that uses copper cables was installed with copper cables leading to properties on the new estate.

Broadband - Warren Park, Bessacarr

Local residents from the newly-built Warren Park estate in Bessacarr got in touch with me about the poor quality internet supplied to the new housing development. Despite Warren Park being... Read more

Today, Parliament debates a motion which states how important it is for the UK to have frictionless trade, and no tariffs.  That means we enjoy trade that is as easy to sell from Doncaster to Dortmund, as it is from Doncaster to Darlington.

When we buy or sell goods to other EU countries there are no hidden taxes (known as tariffs) and no bureaucracy that delay the goods at the borders.  Goods from, say, China, Brazil or India, to other EU countries do face tariffs, because they are outside this tariff-free club, known as the EU Customs Union.

Brexit and the Customs Union - are you confused?

Today, Parliament debates a motion which states how important it is for the UK to have frictionless trade, and no tariffs.  That means we enjoy trade that is as easy... Read more

On 4 March, a retired spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, fell ill after being poisoned with a rare nerve agent; and DS Nick Bailey the first officer to attend them, became seriously ill shortly after.  The nerve agent appears to have been placed on the door handle of their home.

This is an issue of importance because of the ramifications of one country conducting an assassination on another’s territory, using a banned chemical nerve agent.  I believe that Russia was responsible; and so do the 28 countries who expelled Russian diplomats in response.

The Salisbury poisoning - Russia

On 4 March, a retired spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, fell ill after being poisoned with a rare nerve agent; and DS Nick Bailey the first officer to... Read more

Parliament has discussed the Government’s appalling treatment of the Windrush generation, people who came to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1940s and 1950s, long before passports were commonplace.

Several cases have been highlighted where people have been denied the free NHS care they are entitled to or threatened with deportation.

See the letter I signed to the PM

The Windrush crisis

Parliament has discussed the Government’s appalling treatment of the Windrush generation, people who came to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1940s and 1950s, long before passports were commonplace. Several... Read more

The chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria on 7 April 2018 has been widely reported.  Here is my response:

I have been contacted by constituents about the horrendous chemical weapons attack on the residential neighbourhood of Douma and the UK response. The initial reports of over 70 dead; and people found in their homes foaming at the mouth and with chemical burns on their eyes was truly shocking.

Syria and Chemical Weapons

The chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria on 7 April 2018 has been widely reported.  Here is my response: I have been contacted by constituents about the horrendous chemical weapons... Read more

In June 2016, the British people voted for the UK to leave the European Union (EU). Since that vote, I have argued that the UK should accept that result, and work for the best outcome.

Brexit - the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

In June 2016, the British people voted for the UK to leave the European Union (EU). Since that vote, I have argued that the UK should accept that result, and... Read more

A lot of residents signed the "Save our Local Pharmacy" postcard campaign.

Here is my view of the Government's plans.

Save our Local Pharmacy

A lot of residents signed the "Save our Local Pharmacy" postcard campaign. Here is my view of the Government's plans. Read more

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