Results 1–20 of 5191 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Chris Ruane

Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Chris Ruane: Has the Minister ever been to the Vale of Clwyd?

Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Chris Ruane: The Minister says that the consultation is upcoming; can he give us the exact date?

Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Chris Ruane: It is a pleasure to serve under your esteemed chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I welcome the Minister to his place, for the second time this afternoon. He is the fourth Minister in one year; let us hope he stays around during this crucial period in our political history. I give a big thank you to my hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian C. Lucas) for securing the debate and for speaking so...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Chris Ruane: One of the most eye-catching and long overdue announcements on Monday was the £420 million to tackle potholes. Although I welcome that, the reason we have so many unfilled potholes around the country is the total lack of funding for local government. My hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden) reminded us that his local authority has had a 64% cut in funding. The Tory...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Chris Ruane: The Secretary of State mentioned satellites. May I point out that 100% of the glass used in space technology and satellites around the globe is built in my constituency by Qioptiq?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Oct 2018)

Chris Ruane: Since 2010, the number of rough sleepers has risen from 1,700 to 4,700. We now have homeless tent encampments outside on Victoria Street. Homelessness charities believe that one of the main reasons for the huge increase is the botched introduction of universal credit and a general hostile environment towards the poor. May I ask the Prime Minister why she believes the number of rough sleepers...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (24 Oct 2018)

Chris Ruane: Businesses and community organisations across Wales are alarmed at how little detail has been provided about the Shared Prosperity Fund. They are doubly concerned that the consultation that has been promised by the end of this year has not even started. Will the Secretary of State at long last provide a date for this consultation and, if he cannot, may we at the very least have a date on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Sep 2018)

Chris Ruane: Prominent Tory Brexiteers promised that Wales would not lose out on funding if it voted to leave the EU. Wales has received £5.3 billion in European structural funds since 2000—the highest level in the UK and Europe. Will the Prime Minister guarantee, here and now, that Wales will not lose out on these funds should the UK leave the EU?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Chris Ruane: It’s a hard life! The shadow Wales team recently met Farmers Union of Wales representatives, who are desperately worried about the future funding of Welsh agriculture post Brexit. If future farm funding is allocated using the Barnett formula, Welsh farmers will lose £133 million a year, taking £1 billion out of the Welsh economy. That would decimate rural communities and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Chris Ruane: In 2016, my constituent’s son Lee Bennison was killed when a motorist collided with his motorbike. The motorist was found to be driving under the influence of drugs. Only days earlier, he had been stopped by police and had undergone blood and urine tests. The results of such tests take three weeks to come back from the lab. If roadside evidential testing for drugs had been available,...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Chris Ruane: Does my right hon. Friend agree that there is a lack of accountability? When the Assembly was not sitting in 2006, we in this place were allowed to ask written questions on a whole range of issues. Today, however, when I try to table such questions, the answer I get is, “You’re not allowed to ask this question.”

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army Reserve Service: Prestatyn (9 Jul 2018)

Chris Ruane: What plans he has for the Army reserve centre in Prestatyn.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Army Reserve Service: Prestatyn (9 Jul 2018)

Chris Ruane: There has been an armed forces footprint in the Vale of Clwyd for over 100 years. I am opposed to 119 Recovery Company leaving Prestatyn and the disposal of that site. Will the Minister and his Department consult local stakeholders, including the town council, the county council and, especially, the Royal British Legion, before they make their decision?

Energy Policy (25 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: The proposed lagoon off the north Wales coast would have stretched from Llandudno to Prestatyn in my constituency, protecting a very vulnerable coast. In assessing the viability of a tidal lagoon, what recognition does his Department give to the impact of lagoons in combating coastal flooding?

Leaving the Eu: Airbus Risk Assessment (25 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: It was a Tory Government who shed more than 8,000 jobs at Shotton in 1980—the biggest lay-off in one day in British industrial history. We will see history repeat itself, with 6,500 jobs lost at Broughton, if the Secretary of State does not pull his finger out. Why are he and his party prepared to sacrifice those Airbus workers’ jobs and futures for party political ideology?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Universal Credit (13 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: The Department for Work and Pensions’ own figures show that 44% of universal credit claimants have seen their arrears rise by the time that they are nine months into their claim. Many of these claimants are vulnerable because they have issues with mental ill health, literacy and using computers, or they may have experienced domestic violence and recent bereavement. Whatever the reason,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: Not here!

Nuclear Power (4 Jun 2018)

Chris Ruane: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) for his tireless efforts in lobbying for this. He is Mr Energy Island. This £13 billion investment could be multiplied if we get the timing, co-ordination and planning right. Central Government need to co-operate with the Welsh Government, local government, the rail companies, further education, higher education...

Backbench Business - Banking Misconduct and the Fcabackbench Business (10 May 2018)

Chris Ruane: I wish to use these few short minutes to quote from a letter given to me by Martin Wickens, a chartered accountant who has worked closely with my constituent, George Jones, a farmer in my constituency, and with hundreds of other farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises across the country that have fallen foul of the predatory behaviour of many of the banks, accountants, surveyors and...

Health and Social Care Committee and Education Committee (10 May 2018)

Chris Ruane: Several Members have mentioned the need for interventions for the under-fives. My hon. Friend visited the Bangor mindfulness centre in north Wales with me a couple of years ago. A curriculum for three to seven-year-olds is being developed in north Wales. What role does she think mindfulness can play in infant, junior, secondary and tertiary education?

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