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Roger Williams

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Roger WilliamsYmunodd Roger Williams a'r Senedd yn San Steffan ar ei ymgais cyntaf yn 2001, yn cadw sedd i'r Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol. Cafodd ei ail-ethol yn 2005 a 2010.

After attending Christ College, Brecon, Roger Williams read Natural Science at Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1966-69, From 1969 to 2001, he was a livestock farmer; his other roles in public life included:

Chairman: of Brecon Beacon National Park [1990 - 1996]; of Brecon & Radnorshire National Farmers' Union [1985]: and of the Mid Wales Agri-Food partnership and board-member of the Wales Agri-Food Partnership [1999 - 2001]. Vice-chairman of the Training and Enterprise Council for Powys [1995]. Board-member: of the Training and Enterprise Council for mid-Wales [1997]; of the European Centre for Wales in Brussels [1993 - 2001]; and of the Development Board for Rural Wales [1991 - 1999]. Lay School Inspector for Wales and England [1995 - 2001].

He is a member of: the Farmers' Union of Wales, the National Farmers' Union and the Country Landowners and Business Association. His personal interests include: walking, reading, cricket and rugby

He was a Powys County Councillor [SDP 1981-88; Lib Dem 1988-2001]; in 1999 he contested Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire for the National Assembly for Wales.

As an MP his work on local issues includes campaigns for: better contingency planning to deal with bird flu; a rural fuel derogation; disclosure of membership of closed societies; red phone boxes; and rural broadband. He has campaigned against identity cards [NO2ID], aspartame and the illegal meat trade.

In Parliament he was appointed Spokesperson for Food and Rural Affairs [2002], for Wales [2003] and Whip [2004]; he is a member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. He is also the Liberal Democrat representative to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Roger is an office-holder of the All Party Groups on: Agriculture and Food for Development; Conservation and Wildlife; Fibromyalgia; Fire Safety and Rescue; Game and Wildlife Conservation; Gardening and Horticulture; Gurkha Welfare; Horses; Islamic Finance; Middleway; Minerals; National Parks; Western Sahara. In 2003 he participated in the parliamentary armed forces scheme and was seconded to the army for a year.

In 2007 Roger entered the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Since May 2010, Roger has been co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Welsh Parliamentary Party Committee. He is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committees on Foreign Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs and Energy and Climate Changes (DEFRA/DECC).

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Education, Economic Development . Leisure - Walking, Reading, Cricket, Rugby.

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  • Erthygl: 2009 Rhag 16

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal DemocratShadow Secretary of State for Wales, used the last Prime Minister'sQuestion Session of this decade to call on the UK Government to act nowto save the cheque, following reports that the UK Payments Council maydecide today to phase out the cheque by 2018.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Rhag 9

    Commenting on today's Pre-Budget Report, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Roger Williams MP said:

    "The Government billed this Pre-Budget Report as one that would reintroduce fairness, but the Chancellor still doesn't get it that the best way to increase fairness is to rebalance the tax system in favour of those on low incomes.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 30

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, has today welcomed the Liberal Democrats plans to create a fair tax system.

    Mr Williams said that the plans, announced this morning by Leader Nick Clegg would benefit people right across Wales by reducing taxes for lower and middle income people by closing tax loops holes and forcing polluters to pay for their emissions.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 18

    Commenting on the Fiscal Responsibility Bill, Liberal Democrat ShadowSecretary of State for Wales Roger Williams MP said:

    "This really is a pathetic waste of time and an insult to people'sintelligence.

    "The Government has failed to control the deficit because of its poorrecord, and they are perfectly able to reduce it without a Bill. Whatwe really need is detail on how they plan to reduce the deficit.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 17

    Speaking ahead of the Queen's Speech, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretaryof State for Wales Roger Williams MP has today called for Wales to begiven the maximum powers possible from the legislation.

    Framework powers have been suggested as a faster and more efficient wayto devolve powers as an alternative to LCOs, which can take a couple ofyears to pass.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 11

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal Democrat Food and Rural Affairs spokesperson, has called for a review of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS), following a response to a Parliamentary Question (PQ) from Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 11

    New figures compiled by the Welsh Liberal Democrats show that 12% ofsocial housing in Wales is heated by fuels such as heating oil, LPG andelectricity, because they are not on mains gas.

    Off mains energy has typically been more expensive, and there was adramatic spike in the cost of heating oil last year that led to userspaying nearly twice as much to heat their homes.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 11

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, has issued a warning to potential overseas property purchasers of off-plan property (property that has yet to be constructed): BEWARE!

    After being contacted by various constituents who purchased off-plan property in Bulgaria by a developer that went bust before the construction of the properties had been completed, Roger Williams has issued a warning to potential purchasers: Unless you can afford to lose the money you invest then think carefully before getting involved.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 10

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire and Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, today attended a lobby of Parliament by members of the Gurkhas to support their campaign for fairer pensions

    Speaking after the debate, Mr Williams said:

    "The treasury claim that it would cost them £75m to provide pensions for Gurkha soldiers, yet if all Gurkhas were to take up the residency rights to which they are now entitled the cost would be up to £400m in benefits.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Tach 6

    Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, yesterday (Wednesday 4th November) used a Westminster Hall debate to call on Mike O'Brien MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health, to provide increased funding for the victims of Thalidomide

    Commenting after the debate, Mr Williams said:

    "Had this terrible situation occurred today the level of compensation provided to the victims would have been significantly more than the £20 million offered by Distillers and Diageo.