I secured a debate in Westminster Hall on a steel sector deal. In the debate I argued that we need the government to approve the steel sector deal & radically reshape the energy market, but they have done nothing. This is about defending our communities & building a successful industrial strategy, and we cannot do that unless we stand up for steel.Read more
I secured a Westminster Hall debate on the effect of Israeli demolitions on Palestinian communities and the peace process. You can read my speech below.Read more
MPs showed their support for Swansea's City Of Culture 2021 bid during a debate in Westminster Hall. I took part in the debate and spoke about how Swansea winning the bid would have a positive impact on the whole Swansea Bay area.Read more
In a packed Westminster Hall MPs called on the Government to scrap the 1% cap on public sector workers and for public sector workers to be paid properly for the hard work they do. I attended the debate and raised the contribution the Council workforce have made to help meet the budget shortfall as a consequence of the Government's austerity agenda.Read more
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