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On Wednesday 11th October I introduced a motion to the House calling on the Government to regulate the sale of fetal doppler devices and ban over-the-counter sales of the product.
Currently home dopplers are widely available to buy online and in leading retailers. The device works by sending ultrasound waves into the body which reflect off moving blood vessels and simulate a sound. They are used by parents to hear their baby's heartbeat, taking it as reassurance that the baby is healthy.
However, often these devices pose a significant risk as due to the many vessels surrounding the baby, parents may be falsely reassured that they hear a heartbeat, when in fact the baby could be in distress. The message to parents should always be that the best indicator of a baby's health is movement and as a result should not depend on a home doppler.
I was delighted to open the newly refurbished offices last Friday. Established in 2005, Dayinsure has grown into one of the UK's leading short term car insurance firms.
This is a prime example of a successful local business thriving on the national stage yet continues to contribute to both the local economy and community through its work with Tarporley War Memorial Hospital along with other local groups. Dayinsure has achieved record-breaking trading results and it is an honour to have such a growing business here in Eddisbury.
Earlier today a bill came before Parliament to make attacking emergency service workers an aggravated criminal offence meaning tougher sentencing for those who attack medical staff, police officers, ambulance drivers or firemen.
I spoke in support of this bill raising statistics on the number of emergency workers that serve my constituency specifically highlighting the work of Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire Services and the local NHS Trusts. I am delighted that the bill passed and look forward to seeing this move through the House and eventually enshrined in law.
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