The Prime Minister has also said that he wants to cut the welfare bill by £10 billion or £11 billion over the next five years. The hon. Gentleman’s colleagues signed up to the welfare measures last week. Does he support that level of cuts over the next five years?
I congratulate the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) on securing this important debate. I will begin with a timely reminder to the hon. Member for Aberconwy (Guto Bebb); he is slightly behind the wave on the matter of cuts. The Prime Minister, on Radio 4 this morning, called them not cuts but adjustments—but of course, both sides are signed up to those adjustments. I want to...
My hon. Friend makes an interesting point. We have such a geographical imbalance in Wales, in relation to not only the number of jobs, but their quality, as the hon. Member for Vale of Clwyd pointed out. We have seasonal and low-quality jobs—some part-time and some on zero-hours contracts. My hon. Friend’s remarks have several implications. In the case of Wales, therefore, the...
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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Caernarfon
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Topics of interest
- Work and Pensions
- Culture Media and Sport
- Welsh Language
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Departmental Staff (Bicycles)
- Driving: Licensing
- Tax Credits
Currently held offices
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (6 Jan 2014 to 10 Mar 2014)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 20 Oct 2014)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (18 Jun 2010 to 18 Mar 2013)
- Spokesperson (Children, Schools and Families; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (21 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson (Children, Schools & Families; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (21 Jul 2009 to 21 Jul 2009)
- Spokesperson (Children, Schools & Families; Health; International Development; Treasury; Work and Pensions) (29 Aug 2007 to 21 Jul 2009)
- Spokesperson (Education and Skills; Health; International Development; Treasury; Work and Pensions) (20 Oct 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
- Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport; Education and Skills; Health; International Development; Work and Pensions) (2 Aug 2006 to 20 Oct 2006)
- Spokesperson (Culture; Education & Skills; Work & Pensions; Social Security; Health; Disability; International Development) (16 Jan 2006 to 2 Aug 2006)
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (22 Jul 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Spokesperson (Disability; Health; Social Security; Work and Pensions) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
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- Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 64.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 323 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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