Gerald Jones MP

Putting Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney at the Heart of Parliament

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Putting Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney at the heart of Parliament

 

I was first elected to represent Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney in Parliament on May 7th 2015 and was subsequently re-elected in the snap General Election on 8th June 2017.

Gerald_Jones_MP.jpgMerthyr Tydfil and Rhymney is my home, I’ve lived here all my life. Being raised in the village of New Tredegar where I still live to this day, I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. I believe strongly that wherever you go in the world, you still won’t get a warmer welcome than Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney.

I’m a passionate advocate of these Valleys; we live in the beating heart of Wales. Since the constituency elected Keir Hardie over 100 years ago our constituency has been at the centre of British Politics. We’ve led the debate for better wage, we were the first people across the world to raise the red flag of social justice, and our representatives have included two leaders of the Labour party as well as the Minister responsible for founding the NHS. We have been at the forefront of building a better Britain.

In my time as MP, I've tried to fairly represent our communities and values, putting them at the forefront of the British political debate as my predecessors have done. As a Labour representative I've put the values of fairness and justice at the heart of everything I do. I promise to stand up and speak out for equality of opportunity, and for all the people across the constituency. I

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Putting Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney at the heart of Parliament   I was first elected to represent Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney in Parliament on May 7th 2015 and was subsequently re-elected in the snap...

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Circuses are wholly unsuitable environments for wild animals, with repeated studies showing that circus life is likely to have a significantly harmful impact on the welfare of many types of animals1. An increasing number of countries have now introduced bans on the use of wild animals in circuses, leaving the UK lagging behind on this important issue of animal welfare2.

A total ban is long overdue and is supported by the public. With the existing regulations due to expire in January 2020, now is the time for the Government to take action to cement the UK’s position as a world leader in animal welfare3.

Gerald Jones MP said:

“I’m proud to support the RSPCA in campaigning to bring an end to the use of wild animals in circuses. We are a nation of animal lovers, so I find it shocking that this practice is still happening in the UK today.

“It is encouraging to see that the Welsh Labour Government are exploring their own legislation to outlaw this barbaric practice in Wales. It is high time for the Tory UK Government to follow the lead of Scottish and Welsh Governments and support the calls for a ban in England.”

Ros Clubb, Senior Scientific Manager for Captive Wild Animals, said:

“Wild animals do not belong in the circus. We continue to push the Westminster Government to bring in its manifesto promise to ban the outdated practice of using wild animals in circuses in England as we believe these animals cannot be cared for adequately within the current level of regulations. Circuses touring with wild animals need to be finally consigned to the history books. In 2018, there's simply no excuse for it.”

Ban Wild Animals In Circuses

Circuses are wholly unsuitable environments for wild animals, with repeated studies showing that circus life is likely to have a significantly harmful impact on the welfare of many types of...

I have today received answers to the following Written Parliamentary Questions:

Gerald Jones MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each branch of the armed services work at the National Cyber Security Centre.

Guto Bebb MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence): The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was established in October 2016. Since then, the Ministry of Defence has developed a close collaborative relationship with the NCSC. Members of the Armed Forces are employed in a number of roles within the NCSC, but I am withholding further details as their disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Ministry of Defence.

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Gerald Jones MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each branch of the services are employed in the national offensive cyber programme.

Guto Bebb MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence): As a partnership between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ, the National Offensive Cyber Programme is designed to harness the skills and talents of both organisations to deliver the tools, techniques and tradecraft required for the UK to establish a world-class offensive cyber capability. I am withholding specific information of the number of personnel from the armed forces employed in the programme as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Ministry of Defence.

Written Questions - 17th May 2018

I have today received answers to the following Written Parliamentary Questions: Gerald Jones MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each branch of the armed services work...


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