Results 1–20 of 4785 for speaker:Lord Wigley

Covid-19: National Memorial - Question (8 Dec 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, are not nurses and those working in care homes among those who gave most to save people during the pandemic? Would it not be a worthy way of recognising that to give them all a decent pay settlement?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal: Finance (8 Dec 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they (1) allocated, and (2) spent, in the financial years (a) 2018–19, (b) 2019–20; and (c) 2020–21, on the maintenance of coal tips in England.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal: Safety (1 Dec 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of coal tips in England that (1) pose, and (2) potentially pose, a danger to nearby communities; and what is the estimated cost of addressing any such dangers.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coal: Mining (26 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 16 November (HL3703), how much expenditure was projected in the 2021 Spending Review for the maintenance of coal tips in England; and what was the Barnett consequential allocated to Wales corresponding to this expenditure.

Dementia: Art and Music-based Interventions - Question (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I declare an interest: my wife is a music teacher and my son runs a recording studio, at which I am sure the Minister would be very welcome. Does the Minister agree that one initiative which could help both dementia sufferers and young musicians and artists would be to sponsor of an internship scheme whereby such students could be working part-time in the care sector, thereby...

Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales - Question (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, the Minister will be aware that Professor McAllister, who along with Rowan Williams is leading this commission, has made it clear that it will be receptive to any evidence in support of independence for Wales. If, in the light of that, the Welsh Government were to propose a referendum on independence, would the UK Government accept the result of that referendum?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Wales (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restart generating nuclear power at the former sites at (1) Trawsfynydd, and (2) Wylfa.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coastal Areas: Sea Level (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have allocated to protect maritime communities in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, from the effects of rising sea levels.

Written Answers — Wales Office: Coal: Mining (16 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have received from the Welsh Government requesting financial assistance to make safe coal-tips that existed prior to 1999.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Holyhead Port (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on the port of Holyhead.

Written Answers — Wales Office: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (10 Nov 2021)

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they will provide to the Welsh Government to replace the (1) European Regional Fund, (2) European Structural and Investment Fund, and (3) European Social Fund, for (a) 2022–23, (b) 2023–24, and (c) 2024–25.

Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - Second Reading: Amendment to the Motion (22 Oct 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Meacher, for introducing the Bill. Like many colleagues, I find this important Bill immensely difficult, for reasons that I share with many colleagues who take the opposite view. I find it very strange to be on the other side from good friends, such as the noble Baronesses, Lady Grey-Thompson, Lady Finlay and Lady Hollins, the noble Lord, Lord Alton,...

Environment Bill - Report (3rd Day): Amendment 59 (13 Sep 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, as this is the first time that I have addressed the Chamber in person since March of last year, I put on record my appreciation of the Zoom facility that made it possible for me to participate from home and thank all the staff who made it possible. It enabled me to play a small part in Committee on this Bill, but it was a limited contribution: while Zoom worked well for general...

Cyberattack: Microsoft - Commons Urgent Question (22 Jul 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, do the Government systematically seek to identify all businesses and individuals who may have been targets for cyberattacks, whether from China or elsewhere? If so, do the Government, as a matter of policy, advise all such businesses and individuals of their potential vulnerability? Do they offer help in how to avoid or minimise the deleterious consequences of such exposure?

Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (16 Jul 2021)

Lord Wigley: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Lilley, for introducing this Bill, which gives the House and the Government a basis on which to respond to the ideas that he has proposed over several years and which draw on his experience as Secretary of State for social services. The thinking that he has put to the House today and has outlined previously in publications and speeches must be taken seriously, as...

UK–Commonwealth Trading Relationship - Motion to Take Note (8 Jul 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Howell, for facilitating this debate and declare my interest as a member of the Farmers Union of Wales. It is from the viewpoint of Welsh farmers, and in particular hill farmers, that I address the House on the Australian trade deal and its implications for the future of Commonwealth deals. From our Brexit debates, noble Lords will be aware of the deep...

UK Government Union Capability - Motion to Take Note (1 Jul 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, as the noble Lords, Lord Murphy and Lord Thomas, mentioned, Wales’s First Minister, Mark Drakeford, as a unionist, published this week a 20-point analysis entitled Reforming Our Union. He criticised the UK Government for acting “in an aggressively unilateral way on behalf of the whole UK, without regard for the status of the nations and the democratic mandates of their...

Environment Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 73 (28 Jun 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I am delighted as always to follow the noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, and well understand the points that she has made. I hope that the Minister will listen to them. I support the assertions made by the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, in moving Amendment 73, but my amendments relating to Wales deal with a somewhat different aspect of these policies. There is a somewhat bizarre linking...

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I strongly support the Bill. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Bird, for bringing it forward, welcome his heartfelt plea against short-termism and urge colleagues to give it a Second Reading. I speak against the background that a Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act was adopted by the then National Assembly for Wales in 2015, which the noble Lord, Lord Bird, in his own words, has...

Environment Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 20 (23 Jun 2021)

Lord Wigley: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, for tabling Amendment 20 which triggers other important amendments in this group. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, for introducing this group of amendments in such a knowledgeable way and, indeed, the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, for her very pertinent contribution on transport-related pollution. I spoke about the problems of air...


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