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

Government Seem To Be Continuously Prevaricating Over Granting Approval For The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project

  Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): I am very pleased to hear what I think is the hon. Gentleman’s support for tidal energy. Therefore, I seek his views on the fact that the Government seem to be continuously prevaricating over granting approval for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project in my constituency, which would generate huge amounts of clean energy and create thousands of jobs, including—consider the job losses that have been announced today—in the steel industry. Why, then, are they taking so long to give an answer on proposals made by the tidal lagoon team?   Continue reading

Urgent Action To Sustain A Steel Industry In Britain Is Of The Highest National Priority

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): I assure the Minister that the people of my constituency are listening carefully to what is being said today. I also assure her that there is palpable anger and frustration among my constituents. The claimed action on energy has still not been implemented. Continue reading

There Is No Such Thing As A Soft Brexit

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab):Whether he has had discussions with the Prime Minister on the legal form of the UK’s renegotiation deal with the EU. Continue reading

UK Steel Industry Is Asking For A Level Playing Field

Nobody is asking for subsidies. The UK steel industry is asking for a level playing field. We are seeing the massive dumping of heavily subsidised Chinese steel—70% of Chinese steelmakers are state owned—dragging down the price of steel and crippling the British steel industry. Continue reading

Leave No Stone Unturned In The Fight To Save The Welsh Steel Industry

The Welsh steel industry plays a critical role in underpinning business right across the board, including SMEs, but global headwinds affecting the industry have been growing stronger. Will the Secretary of State join me and Welsh MPs from all parties in asking for a meeting with his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that no stone remains unturned in the fight to save the Welsh steel industry? Continue reading