TU Bill Will Subject Pickets To Levels Of Police Scrutiny And Control That Go Far Beyond What Is Fair Or Necessary

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): I declare an interest as a proud member of Community union. I represent the south Wales constituency of Aberavon which is steeped in the history of the trade union movement—Members will imagine the strength of feeling and amount of correspondence that I have received in opposition to this unjust and vindictive Bill. Continue reading

Reputation Of The British Council And The United Kingdom Is An Important Aspect Of The Financial Discussion

Stephen Kinnock: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the effect on the reputation of the British Council and the United Kingdom is an important aspect of the discussion of financing? Continue reading

European Union Membership Is An Important Aspect Of The Backdrop To The British Council’s Work

Stephen Kinnock: As my hon. Friend will know, one of the council’s important functions is to manage programmes such as Erasmus, as well as English language teaching assistants going out to other countries, particularly those in the European Union. Continue reading

British Council Best To Build Trust Between Britain And The Rest Of The World, It Should Be Adequately Funded

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Vaz. I congratulate the hon. Member for Somerton and Frome (David Warburton) on securing this important debate. Continue reading

Right To Choose - Scotland Bill

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): Does the Secretary of State agree that a woman’s right to choose should be universal? Continue reading

Financial Services Sector Must Regain The Trust Of The British People

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound) on his inspiring and passionate speech. The image he gave towards the end of his speech of Al Pacino playing Arthur Scargill will live with me for the rest of the day.   Continue reading

Unilateral Action To Deal With Steel Crisis

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): On those five asks, particularly around anti-dumping and state aid, does my hon. Friend agree that the principle that should now be applied is shoot first and answer questions later?  Continue reading

Steel Closures Will Cost Treasury Millions Of Pounds

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): The Secretary of State will be aware that the hard closure of the Redcar steelworks will cost hundreds of millions of pounds to secure the assets that are there, and the continued bad news on closures will cost hundreds of millions of pounds more, potentially running into billions.  Continue reading