I spoke during the Queen's Speech debate this afternoon in the House of Commons It is a pleasure to follow my neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Neath (Christina Rees). The Prime Minister declared this to be a one nation Queen’s Speech for a one nation Government. He said that his Government were a Government for whom “economic security always comes first” He said they were a Government with a “long-term economic plan”. But, once again, we have seen nothing to substantiate those grand plans. All we have seen is stasis. Continue reading
Today I asked a question relating to the Tata pension scheme during the statement on Steel by Sajid Javid. Stephen Kinnock: There has been some speculation in the media that Tata steel may in fact decide to retain the business, could the SoS explain if that were to come, what role Tata Steel would play in this issue of the pension scheme? Continue reading
Watch the full debate hereI want to start by thanking you, Madam Chair for granting today’s debate and congratulate the Hon member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland for securing this debate. There are many familiar faces in here, Madam Chair, and that is no surprise as Labour members in this House have raised the issue of steel well over 220 times since last May. And the Save Our Steel Campaign has been exerting real pressure for over a year now. Continue reading
My question to the Secretary of State for Wales about importance of retaining the order book and customer base at Port Talbot steel works: Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): What steps the Government are taking to support the steel industry in Wales. Continue reading
Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab) Before I start, I want to pay tribute to the 13 steelworkers who are in the Public Gallery today along with the outstanding general secretary of the Community union, Roy Rickhuss. I also want to join the Secretary of State in paying tribute to Carwyn Jones, who has been doing a fantastic job. What a contrast to the British Government. Continue reading
Stephen Calls On PM To Join Him And Exhort Tata To Back Plan To Secure Future Of Port Talbot Steel Works
Stephen Kinnock: I trust that the Prime Minister will be aware that there’s a critical meeting of the board of Tata in Mumbai on Tuesday, I’ll be flying out to Mumbai with the general secretary of Community union to make the case for British steel, that meeting will be deciding on the future of the Port Talbot steelworks in my constituency. Will the Prime Minister join me in exhorting Tata to stand with that plan and to secure the future of the Port Talbot steelworks? Continue reading
Tidal Lagoon project needs and deserves rapid advance. The Government needs to get off the fence, and fast.
I rise today in order to urge the government to give this vitally important project the go ahead, and soon. Continue reading
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