The petitions committee granted a debate in Westminster Hall for the proportional representation petition. I took part in that debate and advocated that we need a change in our voting system to one where every vote counts.
You can read my contribution below.Read more
Trade With Businesses Based In The Illegally Occupied Territories Of The West Bank Should Be Sanctioned
During a debate in Westminster Hall on the centenary of the Balfour declaration I was able to intervene and ask whether trade with businesses based in the illegally occupied territories of the West Bank should be sanctioned.Read more
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I thank the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts) for securing this debate.
The proposals for a new prison in my constituency have caused consternation among many local residents. Their frustration has been exacerbated by the Minister’s reluctance to visit the constituency and to hear the concerns of residents directly from them. Back in March, I warned the Minister that if he did not engage comprehensively with the local community, speculation would grow. Six months on, the Minister has failed to engage with the community, with the result that speculation is indeed rife, and there is guesswork and hearsay. When the Government fail to give us the information we need, what else do they expect?Read more
Jo Stevens MP secured a Westminster Hall debate on Wales and the Queen's speech. I took the opportunity to raise the issue of the tidal lagoon and when we are going to get the go-ahead from the Government.Read more
At the Westminster Hall debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I intervened about the need for a transitional arrangement when the Article 50 negotiations come to an end.Read more
During the debate on the Effect Of Exiting The EU On Welsh Businesses, I raised the important steps that have been taken by the Welsh Government to support the steel industry and the need for the UK Government to follow their lead.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more