EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund For UK Steel

My written Parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on applying the EU's Globalisation Adjustment Fund for UK Steel: Continue reading

David Cameron Urged To Press Ahead With Swansea Tidal Lagoon And Told To Build It With Port Talbot steel

Western Mail A Welsh MP has called on the UK Government to “show some leadership” by giving a full commitment to using British steel for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon project. Following the announcement that Tata Steel will cut over 1,000 jobs in the face of a growing industry crisis, Labour’s Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock said the Government should “get on and approve” the £1bn investment project, and ensure that steel for the scheme is sourced from the Port Talbot firm. The Aberavon MP said hundreds of jobs depended on Government backing for the green energy project - and could throw Tata Steel a vital lifeline. Continue reading

Warm Words But Frozen Actions

 I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of the UK steel industry. Continue reading

Time For The British Commissioner To Stand Up For British Interests

China’s current non-market economy status will be up for review in December 2016. The first step in reaching a decision will the European Commission making a recommendation. Continue reading

Government Have Been Asleep At The Wheel

Stephen Kinnock: On chronology, we hear very often from the Government that all the problems have existed for a long time and that many were building up on Labour’s watch from 1997 to 2010. I accept that point, but there was no Chinese rebar in the British market in 2011.  Continue reading

Burning Issue Is Market Economy Status

Stephen Kinnock: We have very little time left. It is clear that the burning issue, which was raised by all hon. Members present, is market economy status. It seems that the Minister has moved off the dumping ask on to another ask. Continue reading

Power Plant Would Save Port Talbot Works Between £25m & £30m A Year On Energy Bills,

The hon. Gentleman mentioned the important issue of the power plant at Port Talbot, which has a green light for its planning. I understand that construction of the plant and its operation would save between £25 million and £30 million a year on energy bills for the Port Talbot plant, so it would be a huge saving and a great boost to the plant.  Continue reading

Access To Justice: Vulnerable People

I beg to move, That this House has considered access to justice for vulnerable people. Continue reading

Warm Words Will Not Stop Global Warming; Only Concrete Action Will

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): It is a pleasure to speak after so many engaging and insightful contributions this evening. As we meet today, it is easy to forget that it is almost 10 years since the Prime Minister, who was then Leader of the Opposition, decided it was time to hug a husky, and five years since he declared his determination to lead the greenest Government ever.  Continue reading