Speeches and Questions

Expansion Of Heathrow Is The Only Right Answer For The Economy Of Wales

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon): What assessment he has made of the effect of the result of the EU referendum on the timetable for a decision on Heathrow expansion. Continue reading

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Be A Defining Period For Our Economy

  I join colleagues in thanking the hon. Member for Havant (Mr Mak) and my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) for all their work to secure the debate. I declare an interest: for three years, from 2009 and 2012, I worked at the World Economic Forum. Continue reading

Legal costs to separate EU law from domestic law

In Attorney General questions today, I asked about the legal costs of separating EU law from domestic law Stephen Kinnock: What his role is in assessing the steps that will be required to separate EU law from domestic law.     Continue reading

I would dearly like to live in a world without nuclear weapons, but we must engage with the world as it is, not how we would like it to be. Deterrence has kept the peace for over 70 years.

  Today I spoke in the debate on renewing Trident: I rise to speak in favour of the motion, for the following reasons. First, it is the policy on which I was elected. My Labour colleagues and I were elected on the basis of a manifesto commitment to support the retention of an independent nuclear deterrent, and that is what we must do tonight. Continue reading

Steel is a foundation industry, the beating heart of our communities. Brexit needs to work for the industry and its workforce

Today I spoke in the Westminster Hall on the implications for the UK steel industry of the EU Referendum outcome. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) for securing today’s debate. I also pay tribute to the fantastic workforce of steelworkers across the country, many of whom are represented here with us today. It is an honour to have those gentlemen here. Continue reading

Cross-Party Approach Needed To Deal With Brexit

Today I called on the Minister to set up a special parliamentary Committee to bring a cross-party approach to dealing with Brexit. Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon): The referendum has been a deeply divisive process that has divided city against town, community against community and nation against nation.  Continue reading

Tata Pension Fund

  Today I asked Anna Soubry MP for an update on the Tata Steel pension consultation. Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon): The issue of pensions is very important in the context of not just BHS, but Tata Steel. The consultation finished on 23 June. Will the Minister please update the House on where we are with the pensions scheme, and also reflect on the fact that the trade unions and many others have said that putting that scheme into the Pension Protection Fund would be a complete disaster? Continue reading

Jo Cox Tribute

Mr Speaker, Jo and I have been friends for over twenty years, and we have had a wonderful 12 months sharing an office since our election last May. Continue reading

Benefits of EU Membership - Opposition Day Debate

 It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton). I congratulate her on making absolutely the right choice about the referendum. Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Questions

Today, I asked a question to the Prime Minister during Prime Minister's Questions.   Continue reading