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- Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure (20 October 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: It was an extraordinary Synod of the English Church, taking place as it did on a site of two religious communities—one of men and the other of women—both of which were headed by a female abbess. I am talking not about last summer’s General Synod of the Church of England or even any English Church Synod over the past 1,000 years, but about the 7th century and Abbess Hilda of...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Political Activity (Charity Commission Guidance) (10 September 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: Since 1921 the Royal British Legion has undertaken political campaigns for the benefit of military veterans and their families. Will the charities Minister please affirm the right of charities to undertake political campaigning in line with their charitable objectives? If he cannot say that loud and clear, could he please get back to his knitting?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East (1 September 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I very much welcome what the Prime Minister said about the importance of tackling the extremist narrative. Is he aware, however, that his parliamentary candidate in Dudley North told The Independent on Sunday: “Jihadist narrative answers the questions that these young people ask”, and that “IS provides an opportunity to do something real, exciting and spiritually...
- Bills Presented — Energy (Buildings and Reduction of Fuel Use) Bill: Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill (21 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I think that many of us are of the view—I am a little surprised that this is not in the Bill—that certain volunteers, particularly in cave and mountain rescue organisations, and even the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, are put in situations that are probably far too difficult and dangerous. In certain situations, for example when people seem to make a specialism of going on...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Child Abuse (17 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: The Home Secretary may not be aware that yesterday I presented a petition to the House concerning the case of an online paedophile who had made and viewed more than a quarter of a million indecent images of children, a number of which were the more serious level 5 images. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and 300 hours of community service. When I wrote to the Attorney-General asking...
- Petitions: Sentence of Dennis Igo (16 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I present a petition on behalf of the residents of Clywd South concerning the sentence of Dennis Igo. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Clwyd South, Declares that the Petitioners believe that the two year suspended sentence and three hundred hours of community service handed down to Dennis Igo was far too low; further that Mr Igo possessed more than 250,000 indecent images of...
- Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: My hon. Friend speaks of people earning as little as £1 an hour. I wonder whether he can recall that at the Conservative party conference before the 1997 election, a prospective Conservative party candidate stood up and boasted that in Conservative Britain, he could get away with paying 74p an hour.
- Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Welsh Affairs Select Committee (15 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will make available to the Welsh Affairs Committee funds to allow the hiring of Welsh translators to allow submissions to be provided without English translation.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Border Health Care Provision (9 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: You really would not think the Secretary of State was the son of a north Walian chemist from listening to his answers. Regardless of which side of the border people live on, obesity is a ticking time bomb in this country. Why do the UK Government not have cross-border talks with the Welsh Government to do something on the issue, rather than constantly talking Wales down? When will they deal...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (8 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: Does the Deputy Prime Minister agree that if individual voter registration is to work, we are all, in part, responsible for making it work, including civic society? May I ask him, very politely and very nicely, if he will consider the Bite the Ballot schools initiative? I heard what was said about this earlier. The Deputy Prime Minister used to be a good democrat; will he actually come out in...
- Women and Equalities: Participation in Sport (3 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I know that I speak for a certain proportion of people in this country who were dreadful at sport at school and never improved thereafter. What will the Minister do to encourage people who have never had a positive experience of sport to take our necessary exercise by that means?
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: Will the Prime Minister make it illegal for recruitment agencies to advertise overseas for jobs in this country, unless they advertise them locally, too—yes or no?
- Written Answers — Justice: Prisons: Employment (1 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week prisoners in HM Prison (a) Rye Hill, (b) Rochester, (c) Risley, (d) Reading, (e) Huntercombe and (f) Ranby spent in (i) cells and (ii) working in each of the last three years; and what proportion of prisoners in each such prison were classed as unemployed on the most recent date for which data is available.
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Biofuels (1 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of Government subsidies for the generation of biomass power using domestic wood feed stocks on the UK’s wood panel industry; and if he will make a statement.
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Emissions (1 July 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of carbon reduction targets on jobs in the wood panelling sector.
- Wales Bill: Schedule 1 — Referendum about commencement of income tax provisions (24 June 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I would not wish the hon. Gentleman to continue without mentioning one of his predecessors, Lord Elystan-Morgan, who made an interesting point in his autobiography, saying that when he started his political career—many of us know that he did not spend his life in just one political party—he would not have dreamt that the process of self-government and devolution would have gone on...
- Deregulation Bill: New Clause 15 — Footpaths: provisions to stop up or divert due to privacy, safety or security (23 June 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I could accept what the hon. Gentleman says if he were referring to hustling, for example, but the fact that he does not seem to address is that many rights of way are very historic. When I was taken by my grandfather to the footpath that went from Esclusham Above to Esclusham Below, I did it in the knowledge that he went with his grandfather. Such rights are intrinsic in our rural areas....
- Energy and Climate Change: Energy Markets (Competition) (19 June 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: What steps he is taking to improve competition in energy markets.
- Energy and Climate Change: Energy Markets (Competition) (19 June 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: The Minister seems to have forgotten that his party has been in government now for four years, and that last autumn the Which? survey showed that consumers have been paying almost £4 billion over the odds since 2010. Why does he not show a little courage and leadership and break up the big six when the evidence is all in favour of doing so?
- Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Clause 58 — Interveners and costs (17 June 2014)
Susan Elan Jones: I was not going to speak in this debate, but we have heard some powerful arguments. I support the new clause because we have made a distinction in law between crimes that involve guns and crimes that involve knives. I know that there are certain arguments for that—some will say that we were right to draw that distinction—but at the end of the day it makes precious little...