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Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Ann Clwyd: I wanted to allow others to go first, but thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I was elected in the middle of a miners’ strike, in 1984, to the seat held at one time by Keir Hardie, the first leader of the Labour party. When he was the MP, it was called Merthyr and Aberdare, although people often leave out “Aberdare”. I am afraid it is quite likely that when the boundary commissioners get...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Ann Clwyd: Thank you very much. Yes, I remember our first few days here. If you come in in a by-election, it is always more difficult to assimilate. I am glad that my hon. Friend is still here. I have not always agreed with him, as he well knows, but I respect him for his diligence and persistence, because those are two things that a Member of Parliament needs to do: to be diligent and persistent, and...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (5 Nov 2019)

Ann Clwyd: Congratulations to you, Mr Speaker. I thank the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat), for his comments. I have very much enjoyed being a member of that Committee. Will the Minister clarify what steps have been taken to review all sales of arms to Saudi Arabia? I can hardly bear to say the word “Yemen”, but there have been...

Tributes to the Speaker (31 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: I do not use many words, but I want to say to you, Mr Speaker, that I cannot imagine this place without you. I have been here a very long time now, as the right hon. Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) and my hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) know. When it was difficult for women to get into politics, my hon. Friend helped me to become the MEP for Mid and West Wales,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Accommodation: Autism (30 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many young people with autism placed in secure accommodation in England in 2018-2019 were held in seclusion.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Accommodation: Autism (30 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many young people with autism placed in secure accommodation in England in 2015 were held in seclusion.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Accommodation: Autism (30 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many young people with autism were placed in secure accommodation in 2018-19.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Secure Accommodation: Autism (30 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of young people with autism placed in secure beds in hospitals since October 2015.

Leaving the EU: Workers’ Rights (29 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: There is no guarantee from this Government that UK employment rights will keep track with EU employment protections. For example, the gig economy was just mentioned, and the European Commission recently launched proposals to introduce transparent and predictable working conditions for gig economy workers, such as those on zero-hours contracts or in domestic employment. It is also planning...

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: What is the point of smart motorways? We should have a statement or explanation in the House from the Transport Secretary, because even the head of Highways England has said that smart motorways are dangerous and confusing—they certainly are; I use the M4 twice a week. The Leader of the House should take the request from the hon. Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset (Mr...

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: Madam Deputy Speaker, you were in the Chair when I was granted an Adjournment debate by Mr Speaker on a subject which I will discuss again today. I was a patient at the time and I came out of hospital to speak. I have a very long involvement with the health service. I sat on a royal commission on the NHS, having been appointed by Barbara Castle 40 years ago. For me, it is incredible, 40 years...

The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: I have been a critic of the health service in Wales, as my colleagues know, but I am also an admirer of much of the good work it carries out, particularly in my hon. Friend’s constituency at the Prince Charles hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and at University Hospital Llandough in Cardiff, where I apparently almost died in August. I am grateful to be alive, and I thank all the doctors and nurses...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: Does my right hon. Friend acknowledge that many EU nationals in this country are really afraid, because they do not know what their future is going to be? An Italian flower seller in a market in my constituency has lived here 15 years and has been constantly asked, “When are you going home?” Today, I have received an email from a doctor in the constituency, who said of a colleague:...

British Children: Syria (22 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: But surely now, with a ceasefire and a lull in the fighting, is the perfect time to facilitate repatriation—to get them out. Will the Minister tell us what numbers he is talking about? We do not want the wool pulled over our eyes yet again. I understand that only three of the children are orphans out of the 60 who are from British families. What numbers are we talking about precisely? We do...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: May I remind the Minister that next year marks 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970, and much of the progress has been made because of our membership of the European Union? I took the first petition on equal pay and sex discrimination to the EU in 1977. Much of the progress has been made because the EU has pushed us and many Labour Members campaigned for many years. How much longer are we...

Us Troop Withdrawal from Northern Syria (8 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: I am afraid that the Kurds are being stabbed in the back once again, as they have been so many times in the past. We have a responsibility, and we should stand up. We need to know what is going on day by day. We cannot wait for the Queen’s Speech and all that; we need to know what is happening today and what the Minister will be doing today. Otherwise, the Kurds are going to be left to die,...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (7 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: I know from working with the Minister in the past that he is a compassionate and determined man. Does he have any information at all about the medical assessment that Nazanin underwent today in prison, to judge whether she is fit enough to continue in prison? If he has that information, will he update the House on the Government’s assessment of her mental and physical health?

Us Tariffs: Scotch Whisky (7 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: Many years ago, Mr Speaker, when Mr Speaker Weatherill sat in your Chair, I was taking part in a filibuster and I mentioned Penderyn whisky at length. As a result, Mr Speaker Weatherill said that he would very much like to sample it, and I believe that he was sent several bottles. Earlier, the Minister asked me to return to the question of what will happen to Penderyn whisky—obviously, he...

No-Deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs (7 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: One of the most successful exports from my constituency is Penderyn whisky, which comes from a small village in the Brecon Beacons. If the Minister went to Wales, he must have discussed the situation of an industry such as that with Baroness Morgan. Penderyn is obviously concerned about the impact on its export potential.

Brexit Negotiations (3 Oct 2019)

Ann Clwyd: As the Prime Minister has repeatedly demonstrated this morning, the information about the political declaration is very vague indeed. It would not protect jobs, rights or security, and does not seek to address the major reasons why Opposition Members opposed the deal put forward three times by the previous Prime Minister. Will this Prime Minister tell us how he thinks the European Parliament...


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