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Delyn MP David Hanson his backing the UK’s first Energy Saving Day (E-day) this week between 6pm on Wednesday 27 February and 6pm on Thursday 28 February. The day will highlight the potential for energy saving measures in the course of a typical 24 hours.

During this experiment everyone will be asked to see if they can save energy in their home, school or office, by leaving off electrical items such as lights in rooms that are not being used, televisions left on standby, mobile phone chargers left plugged in. The National Grid will assess what difference the day makes to national energy consumption and the cumulative effects of millions of energy saving measures will be updated on the E-Day website on a minute-by-minute basis.

E-day is an independent and apolitical organisation and energy companies, charities involved in climate change, and other corporate backers have offered their support for E-day.

David Hanson said:

“I would encourage everyone to make the best use of energy in their homes at all times and this Thursday is a great opportunity to assess the difference extra vigilance can make.

“By turning off unnecessary electronic equipment at work and at home we can all save both money and energy.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has encouraged people in Flintshire to buy fair tradeproducts during this Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February to 9th March).

 

David Hanson has welcomed the Government’s announcement of further support to the Fair Trade movement and urged constituents to match this commitment and buy more Fair Trade products.

 

Fair trade sales in the UK have been doubling every 2 years for the last eight years. The total value of fair trade labelled products sold in the UK in 2006 was £284 million, up from £196 million in 2005, a growth of over 1,000 per cent since 1998. This growth is not restricted to the UK: the market for fair trade labelled products has been growing worldwide at 30-40% a year.

 

David Hanson said:

 

“Fair Trade helps support 7 million people in the developing world.

 

“Our shopping habits can make a real difference to the World’s poorest people. By buying food and presents from developing countries we will help grow their economies and reduce poverty.

 

“Already the UK’s demand for African fruit and vegetables benefits a million farmers and their families. By consumers and retailers acting together to promote and buy goods from developing countries we can make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is urging former miners who are concerned with the way their compensation claims were handled to come forward so he can take up their cases.

David Hanson said:

“I have been working alongside other MPs and the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) to identify where there are still concerns over how miner’s compensation claims are being handled.

“The LCS are working to ensure that any mishandling of claims, leading to inappropriate deductions from miners compensation do not go without being challenged.

“The LCS intend to write to every miner whose claim has not yet been settled in a bid to recover the hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation that has not been properly administered.

“Any former miner whose claim is still live and has concerns should contact me in the usual ways. Phone 01352 763159, email: hansond(at)parliament.uk or write to David Hanson MP, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has visited Fifth Avenue in Flint after some of the residents had complained that they were suffering flooding.

 

Cllr Ted Evans, David Hanson MP, Mr Williams (local resident) and Cllr Trevor Howorth.

A number of residents in Fifth Avenue, Flint have been suffering flooding and continue to have issues with drainage.

 

David Hanson said:

“The issue of flooding in Fifth Avenue was brought to my attention by Cllr Trevor Howorth and Cllr Ted Evans, who have both been very active in addressing local residents concerns.

“The problem seems to stem from a large bank which was formed behind the properties leading to flooding in gardens, pools of water under the floorboards and mould and dampness spreading through some houses.

“I welcomed the chance to see the problems for myself. I have written to Flintshire County Council myself looking for swift action as this problem seems to have got worse this year.”