Results 1–20 of 1558 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

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: The figures that the Minister mentioned put gas at 50%. The big challenge is getting rid of gas boilers, which are in most houses. Moving to electricity will require a base-load from somewhere other than gas, which could well be nuclear.

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: I was born and raised on Anglesey. My children were born and raised on Anglesey. Safe nuclear generation has been with us for 40-odd years. That is the reality. Silly scaremongering about atomic power and nuclear bombs does not do justice to the spokesman for the SNP.

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: On that point about Germany, an alliance or agreement with the Greens meant that they shut their nuclear capacity down, but now emissions have gone up as they import gas from Russia. They also import coal from Poland.

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: I was pleased that the Government launched the nuclear sector deal in Trawsfynydd. Trawsfynydd is a decommissioned station, but it has the infrastructure in place, and it has a community that understands and accepts nuclear energy for the future. I believe that putting the two together will benefit those communities and the whole of the UK.

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. On this last day of term, I welcome the opportunity to highlight the benefits to the economy of new nuclear power and low-cost carbon, and also to promote Wylfa Newydd, which is in my constituency. The hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) did not notify me that he would discuss it; I saw it on the Order...

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: Absolutely. In fact, I will also send one to the Chair, because I know that he is interested in this subject. Indeed, I should send some to the entire Scottish National party group in the House. I will do that over the summer. That is a promise. Many energy developers have recognised the potential of the Isle of Anglesey to contribute to this major investment not just in new nuclear, but in...

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: I understand what the hon. Gentleman says, but there is very little logic in that. If it is safe nuclear generation, it is safe nuclear generation. I accept that numerous previous Governments, of all colours, have not dealt with the legacy of nuclear waste. That is a fact, and we need to deal with it. But with new nuclear, the cost of decommissioning and of waste will be factored into the...

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: No, the important thing to remember is that this is proven technology. The reactors that will be used have been produced—four in the world—on time and on budget, and they are effective. That is the difference with the Hinkley model, which has not been used before, and the risk is therefore a lot less. I have been to Japan and seen this technology in place. I know there have been...

Wylfa Nuclear Power Project: Taxpayer Liability for Safety — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (24 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: I will come on to Wylfa Newydd if I catch your eye in a moment, Mr Robertson. I just wanted to say that the statement that the hon. Gentleman read out from the previous chief executive of National Grid has been put to bed by the new one. Indeed, even the previous chief executive said that we needed centrally located energy sources, or baseload, to continue. The hon. Gentleman has taken a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Transport Infrastructure: North Wales (18 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: My daughter, Fiona, celebrates her birthday today, along with my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane) and the late, great Nelson Mandela, who would have been 100 today. The north Wales economy depends on the port of Holyhead as the main port from the Republic of Ireland. Many businesses are concerned about a no deal Brexit scenario. Will the Minister tell us whether there...

ESA: People with Motor Neurone Disease (11 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: In calling the Minister to respond to the debate, I welcome him to his place.

Nuclear Sector Deal — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: Because of the discipline of Back Benchers and the concise way in which they gave speeches, I can call the Front Benchers early. I ask them to leave some time for the sponsor of the debate to say a few words at the end.

Nuclear Sector Deal — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: Order. If remaining Back-Bench Members speak for no longer than six minutes, there should be time for everyone to speak who wishes to.

Nuclear Sector Deal — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Jul 2018)

Albert Owen: Order. I will call the Front Benchers at 10.30 am. A number of Members wish to speak, so if they speak for seven minutes each we should get everyone in.

Energy Policy (25 Jun 2018)

Albert Owen: I am disappointed by today’s announcement. It sounds as if the Government have given up on innovation, marine energy and their own industrial strategy. The Secretary of State discussed wind energy. It would not be at the price it is today if we had not had a decade of subsidies through renewable obligations, which many Government Members opposed. Will he assure me that other marine...

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

Albert Owen: The fastest-growing industry in Wales is tourism, and as the Minister will know, the jewel in its crown is Anglesey, Sir Môn. Many businesses have been helped to establish themselves by the European social fund; how will that gap be filled post Brexit? Those businesses need the UK Government’s help.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Albert Owen: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (12 Jun 2018)

Albert Owen: The Minister will be aware of the potential of the marine energy sector in terms of both UK economic growth and reducing emissions. Will she assure me that projects such as Minesto and Morlais in my constituency will not be crowded out by the funding mechanism in place now, which favours offshore wind?


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