Cold Weather Payments – Hywel Williams.
Hywel Williams: What progress is being made to ensure that my constituents can claim universal credit online through the medium of Welsh?
Hywel Williams: What consideration have the Government given to using UK sovereign bases in Cyprus to provide a safe haven for refugees from Idlib?
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using an alternative weather station to the Mona weather station when determining eligibility for cold weather payments for postcode areas LL33 and LL54-LL61.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on immigration.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 165481, what the outcomes were of his recent meeting with the Nappy Alliance; and if he or other Ministers of his Department will meet with the Nappy Alliance again to learn more about reusable nappy products.
Hywel Williams: Is the Secretary of State aware that the most recent Welsh YouGov poll shows a clear majority in favour of staying in the European Union rather than risking a no-deal exit? Does he not agree that that is a shift in public opinion, and that the most obvious pragmatic answer to the divisions over Brexit is to hold a people’s referendum?
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans to publish the Withdrawal and Implementation Bill White Paper.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support the use of reusable nappies and their effect on removing plastics from the residual waste stream.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's contract with Iron Mountain.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will consider in its definition of single-use plastics the effect of disposable nappies on the residual waste stream that goes to landfill.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when after receiving refugee status people can expect to have their passports returned.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes his Department has in place to ensure the timely return of passports and official documentation to people after their immigration status has been decided.
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the speed of his Department's processes for (a) collecting and (b) reissuing passports.
Hywel Williams: Wales was due to get £2 billion of EU structural funds between 2014 and 2020, and those funds are to be replaced by the hitherto mythical shared prosperity fund. Forward-looking organisations are now thinking about their planning cycle post 2020, but they are hampered by the lack of any detail. Can we have an early debate on the shared prosperity fund, hopefully preceded by some detail...
Hywel Williams: We have already heard a great deal about no deal and potential problems at Dover. What are the Government’s plans in respect of the second busiest roll-on/roll-off port in the UK, which is Holyhead?
Hywel Williams: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the roll-out of universal credit in Wales.
Hywel Williams: I thank the Minister for that answer. Early indications show that there are huge problems in implementing universal credit, with the Flintshire citizens advice bureau, for example, receiving 340 new cases—serious cases. What is he doing to make sure that our hard-pressed citizens advice bureaux are not overwhelmed when universal credit is fully implemented?
Hywel Williams: In a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Ceredigion (Ben Lake) yesterday, the Secretary of State said the following in respect of having agreements ratified by the devolved legislatures: “I would imagine that, in line with other agreements, we would seek legislative consent from the devolved Administrations where there were elements in which they were required to apply parts of...
Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Arfon constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK are eligible for cold weather payments.