Speeches and Questions

Urgent action is now required to help the steel industry to reduce its energy costs

  Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): The Port Talbot steelworks in my constituency accounts for over 4,000 jobs, but it is facing crippling energy bills. Does the Secretary of State agree that urgent action is now required to help the steel industry to reduce its energy costs? Continue reading

Crippling energy bills are crippling the steel industry, and it is time for the Government to act.

  Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s strategic support for industries and sectors. Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals

   I also want to declare that I spent more than a year living and working in Sierra Leone as director of the British Council there and four years at the World Economic Forum, which of course deals with many of the issues we are discussing. Continue reading

Parc Slip Is A Health And Safety Ticking Timebomb

Does my hon. Friend agree that the situation has now become a serious health and safety issue? Whatever the questions around who owns what—is it Celtic?  Continue reading

Severn Bridge Tolls

 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. Does she agree that the policy for the bridges and their tolls is a classic example of a false economy?  Continue reading

Contaminated Blood Had Awful Emotional And Psychological Impact On Families

 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): I rise to speak on behalf of my constituent Tony Farrugia. Mr Farrugia lost his father and two uncles when they contracted AIDS and hepatitis C from contaminated blood. Days after the death of his father, Tony and his twin brother were separated and sent to care homes more than 100 miles apart Continue reading

Protect Port Business

 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): What recent discussions he has had on the proposed EU port services regulation Continue reading

Business Rates Holiday For Steel Industry

 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab):  My hon. Friend mentioned business rates. As we know, the lack of investment in machinery and technology is a major reason for the United Kingdom’s productivity crisis.  Continue reading

UN Report On Gaza

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Aggressive Fundraising Tactics By Charities

 Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): The Secretary of State will have seen coverage in the Daily Mail and other newspapers about four charities that are supported by her Department that are using aggressive fundraising tactics. No doubt she welcomes the decision by Oxfam to suspend all telephone fundraising in the UK while it investigates these claims of malpractice. What steps will she be taking to ensure that other charities embroiled in this case follow suit? Continue reading