Speeches and Questions

Proposed Prison In Port Talbot

In the final Welsh questions before the election I questioned the Secretary of State on the decision to site a category C prison at Baglan Industrial Park. Continue reading

Emergency PIP Debate

  I intervened in the emergency PIP debate today to raise the number of cases I am receiving at my office Stephen Kinnock: I thank my Honourable Friend for giving way. In recent months, I have had 44 PIP cases in my constituency, with dozens going to appeal.     Continue reading

Triggering Article 50

On the day that the Prime Minister sent her letter to Brussels, triggering Article 50, I questioned her on the contents of the letter and in particular about the security of our country.  Continue reading

EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

As the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill returned to the Commons from the Lords, I was able to intervene in the Minister's statement: Continue reading

St David's Day Debate 2017

Today the House of Commons held its annual St David's Day debate and I spoke about Brexit, steel and the boundary review. Continue reading

We Must Do All In Our Power To Halt And Reverse The Settlements

Parliament debated the occupied Palestinian territories and I spoke in the debate on the "Regularisation Bill” legalising the illegal; the importance of the December UN Security Council motion; the need to end the policy of settlement and occupation if peace is every to be achieved; and what the British government should do to help bring about an end to he illegal settlements policy. Continue reading

Broadband In Aberavon

During questions to the Department of Media, Culture and Sport I questioned the Minister for Digital and Culture about the broadband coverage in Aberavon: Continue reading

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

As Parliament continued to debate the triggering of Article 50, I intervened in Yvette Cooper's speech: Continue reading

Real choice facing us: an interim deal that truly protects the national interest, or a WTO Brexit that will have a catastrophic impact

Parliament have finally been able to debate the triggering of Article 50 after the Government brought forward the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. After a long wait in the Chamber for what was a popular debate I made the following contribution: Continue reading

Government Needs To Commit To A Sector Deal For Steel

During topical questions to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, I asked him about a sector deal for steel as part of the Government's industrial strategy: Continue reading