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The EU is NOT banning our paper rounds (3rd February 2016)

Banning paper rounds would be barmy - but no such thing is being suggested by the European Union. That was the message today from West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre, who fears that a flurry of articles and press releases warning of a ban are confusing and potentially misleading. She decided to speak out after a UKIP press release and several national newspapers ran stories saying "Eurocrats" had decided British paper rounds were unlawful and should be banned as child exploitation. In fact the stories related to a...


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McIntyre sees through new measures to tackle black economy (3rd February 2016)

West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre is backing new measures to crack down on the black economy after securing a number of key changes to the proposals. The European Parliament has approved proposals aimed at improving collaboration between Europe's national enforcement agencies and the sharing of best practice to tackle undeclared work. As Conservative employment spokesman, Miss McIntyre helped ensure that member states were not forced into a regulatory straightjacket will be free to choose which initiatives they participate in. She said: "Undeclared work is a very serious...


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McIntyre report shows the way forward for smart farming (26th January 2016)

Technological progress is the key to productivity and sustainability in agriculture, a new report to the European Parliament stresses. Genetic, mechanical and increasingly digital advances represent the only realistic means of meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global population while protecting the environment, according to Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre, the report's author. Entitled Technological Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture in the EU, the report highlights how so called precision farming can cut the use of pesticides, water and fertilisers while improving soil fertility and boosting yields. However, it also warns that smaller farms...


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McIntyre: New steel jobs blow means EU must act (19th January 2016)

Today's announcement by Tata Steel of more than 1,000 job losses in the UK must result in action from the EU which is already overdue, says Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre. Miss McIntyre, MEP for the West Midlands, said the news would be a devastating blow for the communities concerned. She noted that Kay Koehler, chief executive of Tata's European operations, was calling on the European Commission to take swift and effective action, and added: "That is exactly what Conservative MEPs have been demanding for months. "Tata are warning that failure to tackle...


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Conservatives see off plans to regulate washing up gloves (20th January 2016)

West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre is celebrating today after Conservative MEPs deflected EU plans to regulate household items such as umbrellas and washing up gloves in the same way as industrial safety equipment. The EU has had rules governing the manufacturing and import of equipment such as hard hats, life jackets and safety harnesses for more than 25 years and the recent proposals were intended to modernise and simplify the legislation.  However the Commission included over-zealous plans to extend the proposal to everyday household items such as washing up gloves and umbrellas,...


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