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Delyn MP David Hanson has expressed his concern at the news that employees at Keating Group Limited are to lose their jobs as the company has been put into administration.

David Hanson said:

“I am deeply concerned to hear that employees at Keating Group Limited have lost their jobs as the company has now been put into administration.

“It is also worrying to hear that employees may not be paid in full for their last month at work. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996the Redundancy Payments Office operated by the Insolvency Service must pay certain debts owed by an insolvent employer to his employees.


“I will be contacting the factory to find out the current situation.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the European Commission’s ambitious climate change proposals which will help us to deliver a low carbon economy throughout Europe.

The package includes a 20 per cent reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, increasing to 30 per cent when there is an international climate agreement; 20 per cent of total EU energy consumption to come from renewables by 2020; and measures to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) including up to twelve CCS demonstration projects.

The proposals put the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) at the heart of EU climate policy, including establishing an EU-wide central cap on emissions covered by the EU ETS to 2020 and beyond.

For the UK, the Commission’s proposals will mean:

* A reduction of 16 per cent in UK greenhouse gas emissions from sectors not covered by the EU ETS by 2020 from 2005 levels;

* For 15 per cent of the energy consumed in the UK to come from renewable sources by 2020;

* For 10 per cent of road transport fuels to come from renewable sources, subject to them being produced in a sustainable way.

David Hanson said:

“These proposals are good news for the environment and shows that the EU is leading the way on the international stage. We can only make progress tackling climate change by working together.

“With clear long-term targets businesses will be better prepared to plan ahead.

“The EU package complements what we are already doing domestically though the Energy Bill and the groundbreaking Climate Change Bill.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest police recorded crime statistics which shows that crime has fallen by nine per cent. The British Crime Survey (BCS) also shows that crime in England and Wales has remained stable.


The recorded crime quarterly update to September 2007 shows:


* Total recorded crime down 9 per cent
* Domestic burglary down 8 per cent
* Offences against vehicles down 12 per cent
* Violence against the person down 8 per cent
* Robbery down 17 per cent
* Drug offences up 21 per cent – the rise in this and previous quarters coincided with increases in the police use of powers to issue cannabis warnings


The BCS in the year to September 2007 showed no change in the overall levels of perceived anti-social behaviour. Public confidence in the Criminal Justice System decreased in two of the seven different aspects of the CJS asked about: being effective at reducing crime and in dealing with young people accused of crime. Confidence in the local police increased in the year to September 2007 (up from 51% to 52 per cent compared with the previous year).


David Hanson said:


“These latest figures are encouraging and show that whilst the British Crime Survey suggests that levels of crime are stable, the number of recorded crimes are down by nine per cent.


“Here in North Wales the police do an outstanding job and I will continue to work closely alongside them to drive crime down further across Flintshire.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has heralded the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 as a unique opportunity for business investment in North Wales.


Over the next five years there will be tens of thousands of contracts worth over £6bn available to companies, small and large, throughout the UK. So far over 500 contracts have been awarded with 98% going to UK based companies and 50% to companies outside London.


David Hanson said:


“There is overwhelming support for the London 2012 Olympics in Wales with around three quarters of people pleased that the event is taking place in the UK.


“The associated tourism benefits of the games are estimated to be worth up to £2.1bn in the next ten years.


“And Wales will play its part, this are an estimated 75,000 further business opportunities that will become available before 2012 and I want make sure that businesses here in North Wales have all the information they need to compete.


“Interested businesses should log onto to register their details.”