Results 1–20 of 1468 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Albert Owen

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Negotiations (13 Dec 2017)

Albert Owen: Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda i chi, Mr Speaker, and to all Members. Last week showed how important the Irish dimension is to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the negotiations. Will the Secretary of State give me a categorical assurance that Welsh ports, especially Holyhead, will be safeguarded and given the same treatment as those in Northern Ireland when it comes to trade?

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Albert Owen: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right to say that Swansea deserves the title in its own right, but he is also right to say that Wales deserves it. Here is a nation full of culture, wanting to share it with the rest of the world. I am from north Wales, but I will be supporting this all-Wales bid to have the city of culture. I have come off the fence: my son-in-law is from Coventry and my...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Dec 2017)

Albert Owen: Yesterday, for the first time, the Secretary of State realised that the importance of the Irish border issue extends beyond the island of Ireland. To unite the United Kingdom, will he meet the Scottish and Welsh First Ministers to discuss regulatory alignment because it impacts on everyone? If he wants to unite the United Kingdom, he must do better.

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I am glad the hon. Gentleman has highlighted that point. Is he as disappointed as me that the Minister did not refer to that? The Government have responsibility for it, and by keeping agencies open they would help local economies.

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I want to say on the record what I have said to the Minister privately—that he should involve Welsh MPs from north Wales in the growth deal. Yes, let us have bottom up and get the bid, but we have a mandate from the communities as well.

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I genuinely congratulate the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Ben Lake) on the tone he set in opening the debate. I pay tribute to him and his predecessor Mark Williams, who for many years adopted the same tone of consensus in Wales. He brought people together to speak as Welsh MPs in the House of Commons. I congratulate the...

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: That is the point I was making: it should not just go through the Barnett formula, because we would lose out by getting only a certain percentage. We need like-for-like funding, because when the European Union negotiates the amount, it looks at need in a way that is fairer to rural communities. Connectivity is also important. In north-west Wales, and indeed in Ceredigion on the west coast of...

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: The hon. Gentleman has asked me a question and answered it in the way that I would have: it does require political will. Each time the Government trial something, I ask them to go not for the easy towns and cities, but for rural and peripheral areas. Tourism is hugely important. It is the fastest-growing industry in the United Kingdom and in the world, and we have some of the best brands in...

Backbench Business: Rural Economy of Wales (28 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: Yes, it is. The Government talk, as many Governments do, about decentralisation and devolution of services, but they act in the opposite way, pulling out services from rural areas. Those rural areas have very competent people, with the skill sets to do those jobs for many years. The services are being moved just to save the Government money, and in the long run communities are getting left...

Marine Environment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I thank the hon. Gentleman and all the Back-Bench speakers for their self-discipline in sticking to their timings. I am sure that after the Front-Bench speeches the Minister will allow the hon. Member who moved the motion time to make some concluding remarks.

Marine Environment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: Order. Before the hon. Gentleman goes on, I want to say that he is making detailed opening remarks and taking a number of interventions but we are taking the Front-Bench spokespersons from 15.30. So that everyone can get in, I ask Members to make short interventions. I also ask the sponsor of the debate to be a little quicker.

Marine Environment — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (14 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. I will now call Steve Double, followed by Kerry McCarthy. If Members can stick to five minutes, we should get all the speakers in.

Wales and Borders Franchise (7 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: The Minister makes an important point on the not-for-profit issue. He will know that the Secretary of State for Transport has the power, if a franchise were to go wrong, to operate it directly from the Department for Transport, which would run the franchise. Are those safeguards in the devolution settlement, so that the Welsh Government could take over if the franchise were to go wrong? That...

Wales and Borders Franchise (7 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I am listening carefully to what the hon. Gentleman is saying. He referred to the 2016 Bill. He will remember that both he and I supported amendments for a not-for-profit franchise. Does he believe that that is now possible? In 2017, both his party and mine, in our manifestos, asked for that. The Conservatives were soundly beaten in Wales, so they should not pursue this. There should be...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I am not challenging your ruling in any way, but can you give me guidance? Many of my constituents have contacted me to support the two Bills today and to hear the third Bill, promoted by the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone), which is coming up. Can you tell me when that is likely to happen? Can we extend time in any way? I genuinely do not know.

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to remind the House how out of touch the Conservative party is becoming. On the serious point of votes for 16-year-olds—I have voted for that in this House on several occasions—Scotland is moving progressively towards it and the Welsh Government are undertaking a consultation on 16 and 17-year-olds voting: it is time this House caught up. I fully...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (1 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: rose—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU (1 Nov 2017)

Albert Owen: I am very pleased that the Prime Minister is here to listen to my question, because on a number of occasions I have asked her about the importance of the port of Holyhead in my constituency to Irish trade. Last week, a company from Ireland suggested a new route to Holland and Belgium, circumnavigating Britain. Stakeholders in my constituency are concerned about that. The Irish Government are...


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