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
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
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
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
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
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