Speeches and Questions

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

Government's Industrial Strategy

After launching the Steel 2020 Report I headed to the Commons chamber to question Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on why steel only had a fleeting mention in the Government's Industrial Strategy: Continue reading

Certainty For Businesses In Wales Will Be Conditional On A Commitment To A Transitional Arrangement

At the Westminster Hall debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I intervened about the need for a transitional arrangement when the Article 50 negotiations come to an end. Continue reading

Welsh Government Showing Precisely The Sort Of Industrial Strategy That We Need

During the debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I raised the important steps that have been taken by the Welsh Government to support the steel industry and the need for the UK Government to follow their lead. Continue reading