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Public Bill Committee: Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill: New Clause 5 - Consultation by the National Assembly for Wales (30 Jan 2001)

Mr Raymond Powell: We must be careful when dealing with new procedures for the adoption of children. In the past two years, I have seen great problems when adoptions are allowed without full investigation of people who are adopting children throughout the country, particularly in Wales. We must have provisions and people who are able to ensure that a proper inspection takes place of the homes where those...

Public Bill Committee: Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill: Clause 1 - Application of Part V of theCare Standards Act 2000 (23 Jan 2001)

Mr Raymond Powell: Does my hon. Friend not believe that it is important to examine the commissioner's responsibilities? Would it not better to make him a Minister with full responsibility for children in Wales, so that he was answerable as a Minister rather than as a commissioner—with all the ties that would be placed on his role?

Public Bill Committee: Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill: Clause 1 - Application of Part V of theCare Standards Act 2000 (23 Jan 2001)

Mr Raymond Powell: On a point of order, Mr. Jones. Since 10.30 am I have been asking for the window behind me to be closed. I shall leave the Committee until it is closed.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Spending Review (Local Government) (26 Jul 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: What discussions he has had with the First Secretary about the effect of the 2000 spending review on local government in Wales. [130886].

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Spending Review (Local Government) (26 Jul 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: Will my right hon. Friend get the message across to all the people in Wales that this is the best settlement that local government has ever had? Should not local government be satisfied with what it has got and begin to ensure the proper provision of housing, education and other services? Should not the £101 million that has been given for housing in Wales be used to tackle the backlog of...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Mr. Livsey). However, I challenge him on what sort of democracy has won in Wales in the past few weeks. What happened was not democratic. He referred to a resolution that was tabled in the National Assembly for Wales. There is no doubt that the resolution was provoked by the Welsh nationalists for the purpose of...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: Let me finish this point first. Unless the facts go on the record, I doubt that the House will ever know what really happened. The Secretary of State handed in his resignation—

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: I am sorry; it was the First Secretary. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has only recently taken up the post—no wonder I forgot. We shall have a long time to remember him afterwards. The First Secretary gave what I am given to understand was a brilliant speech and handed his resignation to the Presiding Officer. I am sure that Madam Speaker or her Deputy Speakers would not allow...

Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: One should examine in detail who was elected, how they were elected and to whom they are individually answerable. What rights do they have to hold surgeries? I found one in the surgery that I use at my town hall some months ago, sitting where I usually sit in an office that I normally use. He was a Welsh Assembly Member but not even from the Ogmore constituency. I do not know whether he was...

Points of Order (16 Feb 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. My point of order is directed to you and is not a bogus point of order.

Points of Order (16 Feb 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: Last week, you commented in reply to a point of order that you are in daily and weekly conversation with the Presiding Officers of the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament. Could you use your influence with, and attachment to, the Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly to share some of your knowledge and experience gained over the years, especially of being an impartial Speaker—as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: National assembly (Budget) (16 Feb 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: When my right hon. Friend next talks to the First Secretary, will he remind him that this House decides the expenditure given to Wales? Given that, as I understand it, we are proposing an increase of £474 million in the Welsh Assembly's budget, we do not want in 12 months' time to witness again the scene in the Assembly last week. Opposition Assembly Members, particularly Plaid Cymru and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Objective 1 (19 Jan 2000)

Mr Raymond Powell: I agree with what my right hon. Friend has just said to Opposition Members. Everything that we are trying to achieve on objective 1 is in support of what we promised in the general election and in the Welsh Assembly elections. I am sure that he will give sympathetic consideration to a development at the Bridgend paper mills in Llangynwyd. It deserves consideration, especially because of the...

Procedural Consequences of Devolution (21 Oct 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: On that very issue, as a Welsh Member who has been in the House for 20 years and regularly attended the Welsh Grand Committee, I can say that the purpose that it served was to allow Welsh Members to express opinions—it was very limited, but it was especially in connection with Wales. I, too, have in the past served on the Committee appointing Members to serve on the House's Committees....

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Post-devolution Responsibilities (31 Mar 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the partial responsibility of MPs, particularly Welsh MPs, for Welsh devolution and the setting up of the Welsh Assembly? I accept that my right hon. Friend's continuing membership of the Cabinet will be very valuable to the Welsh nation, but now that he has announced the date of the Assembly's first sitting, will he be kind enough to invite Welsh MPs...

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: The hon. Gentleman mentioned my speech and statutory instruments. We should make it clear that any hon. Member serving on a Committee considering a statutory instrument who feels that, after an hour and a half, that scrutiny should continue, should ask for the sitting to be adjourned. We should have done that on Tuesday, after a full debate. I agree with the hon. Gentleman's comments—we...

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: I want to put it on record that in the election of the Secretary of State for Wales last Saturday, the Labour party conducted itself fairly, and both candidates should be congratulated on their conduct during the whole campaign. It was an historic election because the winner will be the principal person in Wales with great responsibilities. I worked with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of...

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: To be frank, I entirely agree with the hon. Gentleman because of the responsibilities that will be involved. Only yesterday, when we were discussing in Committee the functions that we shall hand over to the Assembly, it was pointed out that Members of Parliament will have enough work to do here without going to the Assembly.

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: Yes, but they will be standing for election to a Welsh Assembly, and the number of Lords left without a seat when we disqualify them within the next couple of months will mean that hundreds of Lords might go to Wales, looking for seats in the 60-seat Assembly. That is my great objection. I have another objection. Roaming around Wales, we hear whispers from many members of all parties, and I...

Welsh Affairs (25 Feb 1999)

Mr Raymond Powell: Let us wait and see what happens. I would not want the Welsh Assembly to have a Presiding Officer who did not enjoy the support of all Members. I would not want that for the Welsh Assembly or for Parliament. I am speaking of my concerns on Welsh day, and I suppose that you would share some of them, Mr. Deputy Speaker, if we were speaking of Scotland. When we debated the Government of Wales...


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