Speaking in the House of Commons, Daniel Zeichner quizzed the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, on the responsibility of Government in ensuring homeowners’ rights...
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, quizzed the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, in the House of Commons this morning and asked him to pledge to end the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide which is killing off Britain's bee population.
Referencing research publicised recently in the peer review Journal of Science, Mr Zeichner added: “Can [the Secretary of State] also tell us whether the precautionary principle adopted by the European Union will be transposed into UK law?” referring to the Government’s Repeal Bill, which was published last week.
While saying that he shared Mr Zeichner’s commitment to ensure that the bee population are protected, the Secretary of State stopped short of announcing a ban.
Speaking outside the Chamber, Daniel Zeichner MP added: “This Government needs to do the right thing and ban the use of neonicotinoids, a move which is backed by scientific research.
“Michael Gove can claim all he likes that our current directives are in line with the science as he told me in his answer but the reality is that our bee population is dying and we need to do something quickly. Standing by just isn't an option.”
You can watch Daniel Zeichner MP’s speech here: https://goo.gl/gGpB91
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, quizzed the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, in the House of Commons this morning and asked him to pledge to end the use of...
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has committed his support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in his constituency and across the UK.
Mr Zeichner attended a parliamentary event held by Cancer Research UK in Westminster last week (Wednesday 12 July) to find out how he can keep cancer at the top of the new Parliament’s agenda.
Over the course of this Parliament, two million people will be diagnosed with cancer across the UK, so Cancer Research UK needs political support in order to continue to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Cancer survival in the UK is still lagging behind other countries and too many cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, when they are harder to treat successfully.
At the event, Daniel Zeichner met some of Cancer Research UK’s dedicated volunteer Campaign Ambassadors. He found out that around 4,600 people are diagnosed with cancer each year across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, underlining the need for MPs to join the fight against the disease.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Cancer has a huge effect on people in Cambridge with around 2000 people dying each year across our county. The work pioneering therefore done by Cancer Research UK is helping tackle the situation head on.
“MPs and politicians can always do more but thanks to new treatments and high-quality research we are getting better and quicker at fighting cancer.
“One life lost to this terrible disease is one too many and that’s why I’m supporting Cancer Research UK in their mission to beat cancer sooner.”
Matt Davies, Cancer Research UK’s Head of Public Affairs and Campaigning said: “At Cancer Research UK, we’re resolute in our ambition to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034. To achieve this we need cancer at the top of the political agenda and so we’re grateful to Daniel Zeichner MP for helping to highlight the importance of research and action in beating the disease.
“Survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. But there’s still so much more to do and we cannot do it alone.
“Creating the right environment for cancer research alongside cancer prevention, early diagnosis and ensuring patients have access to the best possible treatments must be key priorities for the new Government.”
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has committed his support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in his constituency and across the UK. Mr Zeichner attended a parliamentary...