Results 1–20 of 1670 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Hywel Williams

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Technological Innovation (12 Sep 2018)

Hywel Williams: What progress is being made to ensure that my constituents can claim universal credit online through the medium of Welsh?

Idlib (10 Sep 2018)

Hywel Williams: What consideration have the Government given to using UK sovereign bases in Cyprus to provide a safe haven for refugees from Idlib?

Brexit Negotiations and No Deal Contingency Planning (4 Sep 2018)

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?

Esa Underpayments: Business of the House (19 Jul 2018)

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...

Exiting the European Union: Contingency Plans (19 Jul 2018)

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?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Universal Credit (18 Jul 2018)

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.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Universal Credit (18 Jul 2018)

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?

Trade Bill: Convention about Parliament legislating on devolved matters (17 Jul 2018)

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...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Customs Arrangements — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Hywel Williams: The Exiting the European Union Committee visited south Armagh at the end of last year and of course the border we saw then is the one that the hon. Gentleman wants. Everyone we spoke to in the north and the south wants it—that is, virtually no border. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is also desirable to have a similar border between Dublin and Holyhead?

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Customs Arrangements — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Hywel Williams: That is even more the case with aircraft wings. The Airbus plants in north-east Wales have a central part in the Welsh economy. Components cross EU internal borders several times before finally being assembled. The danger is extreme to our local economy, as well as our participation in the wider project.

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Customs Arrangements — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Hywel Williams: A great deal of attention has been paid to Dover and Calais and the east-west, north-south routes, but much less has been paid to the Dublin-Holyhead route, although Holyhead is the second-busiest roll-on roll-off port in the United Kingdom. In the Exiting the European Union Committee, when I asked the now former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the right hon. Member for...

Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Customs Arrangements — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Jul 2018)

Hywel Williams: The hon. Gentleman is being very generous in giving way. On the point that he has just made, Michel Barnier gave evidence to the Brexit Committee last year and he said that there is a cultural difference here. He said, “Your side seems to think that this process is, ‘You give us a bit of that and we’ll give you bit of this’, whereas on the European Union’s side...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Hywel Williams: It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Broxtowe (Anna Soubry). I rise to speak to Plaid Cymru’s amendments to Lords amendment 2, which would clarify that “a customs union” was the customs union. Plaid Cymru campaigned to remain, and we have been consistent in our support for remaining within the customs union and the single market and, for that matter, for...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Hywel Williams: Does the Solicitor General not accept that the answer he has just given to the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds), on the nature of the border between Dublin and Belfast, necessitates similar arrangements between Dublin and Holyhead if we are to sustain the Union between Northern Ireland and the rest of Great Britain?

Leaving the EU: Higher Education in Wales (23 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: I beg to move, That this House has considered the effect of leaving the EU on the higher education sector in Wales. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Christopher. Higher education is now devolved; Brexit, though, is not. As we have seen in the last few days, there are some people—just some in Wales—who are delighted to reverse the progress of devolution...

Leaving the EU: Higher Education in Wales (23 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: My hon. Friend makes a telling point, which could be repeated for the seven universities throughout Wales. To a greater or lesser extent, they all depend on European money. It is essential that that funding stream continues undisturbed, because research, and particularly scientific research, does not follow the fads and fashions of what today’s politicians see as all-important or what...

Leaving the EU: Higher Education in Wales (23 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: The hon. Lady makes the point that I was going to make next. In fact, when I asked a similar question in the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union, the answer persuaded me that I might have been better off researching unicorns. Last week, in that Committee, I questioned Dr Main of the Campaign for Science and Engineering and Professor Brook of the Association for Innovation, Research...

Leaving the EU: Higher Education in Wales (23 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: The hon. Gentleman makes a very telling point—the effects are with us already, even though we are still in. There are also effects that are not so apparent in facts and figures, which are to do with the morale of lecturers and students from abroad and perhaps even their commitment to their work, in the face of offers that they might get from universities outside Wales and outside the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welfare Reform (2 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: If universal credit is such a good thing, why is the Minister’s Government denying some Welsh-speaking people the right to apply for it?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Hywel Williams: The Prime Minister has said many, many times that she will have no hard border between Dublin and Belfast. Can she tell this House, just once, what sort of a border she would like to see between Dublin and Holyhead?


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