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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (16 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the performance of National Savings and Investments and Atos since those companies started delivering tax-free childcare in April 2017.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (16 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 7777, what performance indicators he has agreed with National Savings and Investments for the delivery of tax-free childcare.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: Vascular services in my constituency are to be moved to an as yet untested centre, while in Bangor we already have a facility with an international reputation. Does the Prime Minister share my concern that, due to bungling over health by the Labour Government in Cardiff, seriously ill Welsh patients will have to travel further and even, like the late Irfon Williams, have to move to live in...

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of the Catalan independence referendum on the EU. I speak today as the new chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Catalonia and as someone who observed the referendum in Catalonia last Sunday. I was part of a parliamentary delegation from the European countries and beyond, which included my hon. Friends the Members for...

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. He makes a fair point. In fact, someone remarked to me that had events such as those in Catalonia occurred further away—perhaps not in an EU member state, perhaps in a poorer country—politicians throughout Europe would have been on their feet preaching democratic values. The silence from so many EU leaders is extremely concerning. In the...

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. The impression has been given, not least in the UK press, that Catalonia has moved to this position almost on a whim; that it is being deliberately obstructive and destructive. There is no time to go into the constitutional history of the matter, and I would probably not be in order if I did so, but suffice it to say that the status of Catalonia appeared...

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I concur with the points that the hon. Gentleman made and those that he intended to make, which I suspect are similar to mine. He moves me on to my next point. Mr Millo said: “people have been hit, pushed and even one person…was hospitalised”. In fact, 900 ordinary people trying to vote were injured, clubbed, stamped upon, pulled by the hair, shot at with rubber bullets and...

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I agree entirely with what the hon. Gentleman said at the end of his remarks. Having witnessed what I saw in Catalonia on Sunday, I think it is incumbent on anyone who believes in the fundamental values of democracy to stand up, explain their views and act as honourable and honest witnesses, which is what I am trying to do.

Catalan Independence Referendum (10 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: Indeed. There is a philosophical argument, which we cannot go into today, about the competing legitimacies of the democratic mandate. The Catalan Government have a majority, which was properly established at an election. The Government in Madrid have a different view and, although they are a minority Government, are also elected. We could pursue that at length, but I will not do so now. The...

Uk Plans for Leaving the EU (9 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: I thank the Prime Minister for prior sight of her statement. We have heard a great deal from her about the non-border that she envisages between the north of Ireland and the Republic, but I do not think we have heard a word about the border between Wales and the Republic of Ireland, even though the north Wales route through Holyhead is second only to Dover in its volume of traffic. Will she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: What progress he is making on the roll-out of universal credit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (9 Oct 2017)

Hywel Williams: There is a great deal of support for the principles of universal credit. However, the roll-out has been characterised as “operationally messy, socially unfair and unforgiving”. These are not my words, but those of Sir John Major. If the Secretary of State will not postpone the roll-out—along with many other right hon. and hon. Members, I would like him to consider that...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: INTERREG Programme: Brexit (29 Sep 2017)

Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Irish Government on the continuation of interreg funding for Wales.

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Devolution (12 Sep 2017)

Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he last met his counterpart at the (a) National Assembly for Wales and (b) Scottish Parliament; and if he will publish the agenda of those meetings.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Open University: Overseas Students (12 Sep 2017)

Hywel Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations her Department has received on the Open University's refusal to accept students from Cuba.


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