Nissan Letter

My question to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the famous letter to Nissan: Continue reading

Look Again At Felindre As A More Appropriate Site To Locate The Prison

  It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I thank the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts) for securing this debate. The proposals for a new prison in my constituency have caused consternation among many local residents. Their frustration has been exacerbated by the Minister’s reluctance to visit the constituency and to hear the concerns of residents directly from them. Back in March, I warned the Minister that if he did not engage comprehensively with the local community, speculation would grow. Six months on, the Minister has failed to engage with the community, with the result that speculation is indeed rife, and there is guesswork and hearsay. When the Government fail to give us the information we need, what else do they expect? Continue reading

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill Looks Like A Silent Coup

It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton). Last June, the British people voted to leave the European Union. It was an outcome that I campaigned against, but it is a decision that I fully accept and respect as a democrat. That is why I voted to trigger article 50, and I have spent the past 15 months considering how to make Brexit work. It is precisely in that vein, driven by a desire to defend and advance our national interest and to enact the will of the British people, that I have risen today to urge hon. Members to decline to give this Bill a Second Reading. Continue reading

Reasoned Amendment To EU (Withdrawal) Bill

On Parliaments return after the summer recess MPs debated the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. While the Bill is needed to transfer EU legislation on to the statute books, it is not fit for purpose in its current form because it's a power grab that would massively weaken Parliament's ability to hold the government to account.  I therefore tabled a reasoned amendment: Continue reading

Stephen Kinnock Calls On Government To Commit To Vote On Membership Of EEA

In questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, I called on him to commit to a vote on British membership of the EEA: Continue reading

Written Questions On Contaminated Blood Inquiry

My questions to the Department of Health on the contaminated blood inquiry Continue reading

Written Questions On Universal Credits

My written Parliamentary questions to the Department of Work and Pensions over concerns about the roll-out of Universal Credit. Continue reading

Funding for Wales

I have tabled the following questions about the funding Wales will receive in the Budget: Continue reading

Written Questions To The Ministry Of Justice On The Proposed Prison For Port Talbot

As Parliament returned from the summer recess I tabled a range of questions around the Ministry of Justice's proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Estate. You can read my questions below. Continue reading

EU Negotiations

The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union updated Parliament on the negotiations that have taken place during the summer recess. I asked him about how the chaotic and shambolic way the negotiations were impacting on economic growth. Continue reading