Dai Davies

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Dai Davies was the Blaenau Gwent People's Voice (Independent) MP for Blaenau Gwent from 2006 until 2010, when he lost the seat to Nick Smith (Labour).

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Dai Davies voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[1].

Blasphemy Law

On 6th May 2008, Davies voted against a Lords amendment to abolish the common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel[2]. The amendment was passed with a vote of 378 to 57.

Policymaking On Drugs And Alcohol

Dai Davies signed Early Day Motion 2244 calling for Government policy on alcohol and drugs misuse and harm to be based on scientific evidence. The motion came shortly after the sacking of Government drug adviser David Nutt by Home Secretary Alan Johnson in 2009.

Libel Law Reform

In January 2010, Dai Davies signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[3]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.

Climate Change

In January 2010, Dai Davies signed Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community"[4].

Homeopathy

In February 2010, following the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report "Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy", Dai Davies signed Early Day Motion 908: Science and Technology Committee Report on Homeopathy, which was critical of the report[5].

References

  1. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2008-05-06&number=170&mpn=Dai_Davies&mpc=Blaenau_Gwent
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524
  5. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/908

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