Speeches and Questions

European Investment Bank & Bay Campus

In today's Westminster Hall debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I intervened to stress the important role that the European Investment Bank played in funding the new Bay Campus in the Aberavon constituency. Continue reading

Steel Industry Is Looking Down The Barrel Of Having To Go Back To The Crippling Energy Costs

Today I questioned the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the replacement for the Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme: Continue reading

Tidal lagoon power is an idea whose time has come

Thank you very much, Mr Paisley, for calling me to speak. It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship and I congratulate the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire (Stephen Crabb) on securing the debate. My constituency of Aberavon, along with that of my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), a neighbouring constituency, would be the home of the Swansea bay tidal lagoon project, which would be the first such project in the world. Tidal lagoon power is an idea whose time has come. Continue reading

Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries Debate

  Today Parliament debated Labour MP Pat Glass' Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to reverse the decision to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. I made the following contribution:  Continue reading

Centenary of the Balfour Declaration

  During the Westminster Hall debate on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration I made the following intervention: Continue reading

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon - Question to Minister

Today I asked Jesse Norman a question on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and urged his government to approve the scheme, a vital project to ensure the future of our steel industry. Continue reading

Article 50 Statement

During the Government statement on Article 50 today, I asked David Davis MP a question:  Stephen Kinnock: Does the Secretary of State  agree that nobody is above the law, not even his own government? Continue reading

Future of the Steel Industry - Westminster Hall

Today I took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the Future of the Steel Industry, my speech is included below, or you can watch it on the video at the bottom of the page. To view the full debate, click here  It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship  Mr Davies. I want to thank my friends, the Hon Members for Redcar and for Middleborough South and East Cleveland, for securing today’s debate and for their contributions. Continue reading

EU Scrutiny Committee - Liam Fox

Today, I asked Liam Fox MP a question on the difficulties the UK could face when securing a trade deal with EU. A transcript is below along with a video of the question during the session. Continue reading

EU Scrutiny Committee - David Jones

Today I questioned David Jones - the Minister of State for Europe on Brexit Negotiations, Market Economy Status for China and the Ports Sector - a transcript is below along with a video where you can watch the session again. Continue reading