Julie James

Labour MS for Swansea West

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Labour MS for Swansea West

Entered the Senedd on 5 May 2011

Recent appearances

  • 8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Coal tip and opencast mine remediation 8 May 2024

    So, one of the things we'll have to do is to make sure that the various regimes dovetail together, and it will be a matter for the committees in scrutiny to make sure that we've done that as well. So, an opencast mine that's operational is not a disused tip; obviously, it's being used. And then the transition between used and disused are ones that we'll have to look at carefully, to make sure...
  • 8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Coal tip and opencast mine remediation 8 May 2024

    I absolutely support the sentiments behind the motion that's in front of us today. The amendment we've tabled is a nuance, I think, about the forthcoming legislative programme because it's already scheduled and coming in the autumn. Otherwise, we'd have just been supporting the motion. We absolutely support its sentiments.  We established the coal tip safety programme in 2020, and it is...
  • 8. Plaid Cymru Debate: Coal tip and opencast mine remediation 8 May 2024

    Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. Can I thank Plaid Cymru for bringing forward this very important debate, and Members for their contributions today? Wales does have a proud mining heritage, but its legacy has undoubtedly left us with over 2,500 disused coal spoil tips across Wales, which make up 40 per cent of the disused coal tips in the UK, as noted in the debate motion.  We know that climate...

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