Results 1–20 of 671 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jessica Morden

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will try very hard to do that.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: I wanted to start my contribution by talking about steel, because this Friday, 23 March, President Trump’s 25% tariff on steel imported into the US will kick in, unless the Government and the EU can force some movement on the decision announced on 8 March. I am very proud to represent a constituency with significant steelmaking: at Llanwern, where, among other things, we have...

Business of the House (15 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: As universal credit is rolled out across more of the country, will the Leader of the House ensure that we have more regular opportunities to question Ministers and to tell them what is happening on the ground? In Newport, where the roll-out started in November, we have seen a threefold increase in food parcels, mostly attributed to universal credit, and Ministers need to hear that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Severn Growth Summit (14 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: My constituents want to be able to access work in the south-west, but despite it being plain that demand for rail services is going to grow and grow locally, there are still too few carriages, overcrowding and unreliable rail services. Will the Minister personally talk to Great Western about that?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Marine Energy (13 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: I, too, say to the Minister that making a decision on the Swansea bay tidal lagoon is important for Wales as a whole. There is huge potential for future lagoons around Newport following the Swansea pathfinder. It is really important that we do not pass up these opportunities.

United States Tariffs: Steel and Aluminium (12 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: The recovery that we have seen in our steel industry has been fragile. We are facing, as my hon. Friend the Member for Redcar (Anna Turley) said, not only the direct impact of tariffs on our exports but the indirect effects of other countries finding a home for displaced steel. The Government have been slow to act during the steel crisis in the recent past. Can the Secretary of State assure...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Safety (1 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: What steps his Department is taking to reduce road injuries and deaths.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Safety (1 Mar 2018)

Jessica Morden: My constituents Julian and Gill Smith, who tragically lost their daughter Rhiannon nearly a year ago in a car collision, are now campaigning for better preventive action. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Huddersfield (Mr Sheerman) and ask that the Minister looks seriously at calls by campaign groups such as Brake to establish a UK road collision investigation branch, so that we can...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cross-border Economic Opportunities (31 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: My constituents who work in Bristol and beyond have to put up with chronically overcrowded rail services as fares increase. Will the Secretary of State talk to UK Government Transport Ministers—rail services are not devolved—to sort this out?

Taliban and is/Daesh Attacks: Afghanistan: Contaminated Blood Inquiry (29 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: Can the Minister reassure families such as the Smiths, who lost their son aged just seven and who have fought tirelessly for justice and answers for decades, that the Government truly mean it when they say that there will be no further delay and that the public inquiry will get it right this time? These families have been through so much and we just cannot let them down again.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: With the Severn bridges at long last coming into public ownership on 8 January, will the Minister meet me to discuss the future operation of the bridges, including abolishing the tolls following the long local campaign?

NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising (10 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: Like my hon. Friend the Member for Wigan (Lisa Nandy), I want to concentrate on my constituents’ concerns about their daily struggle to get to work, which is so unlike the rosy picture that the Secretary of State painted. They just want reliable services and affordable fares, which is not happening under the Government’s failed transport policy. Key rail routes run through my...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend is quite right to talk about the importance of the independent living fund to his constituent. My constituent Richard, who is also a recipient, told me, “Words cannot really do justice to what the ILF means to me. It is like oxygen. It allows me to get out and about and not to be isolated—to live the best life I can.” Does my hon. Friend agree that gets to the...

Independent Living Fund — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: Does my hon. Friend agree that that gets to the crux of just how important this debate is?

Universal Credit: Private Rented Sector — [James Gray in the Chair] (9 Jan 2018)

Jessica Morden: Gingerbread states that two thirds of single parents rent privately, and from my casework, I know that that group of people and the children that they support is particularly hard hit.

Sector Deal for Steel — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (19 Dec 2017)

Jessica Morden: I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on securing the debate. I fully support the excellent case that he made for a steel sector deal. He rightly reiterated the policy asks and the fact that speed is of the essence. I wholeheartedly agree with that. My constituency is just down the M4 from his, and the social importance of steel is crucial to...

Sector Deal for Steel — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (19 Dec 2017)

Jessica Morden: My hon. Friend is right to make that point. The project has huge potential, not only for Swansea bay but for other areas of Wales—there is the potential for tidal lagoons in places such as Newport—so we must keep pressing the Government. We do not understand why the decision has not been made yet. There has obviously been disappointment in the steel sector that its own proposal...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (19 Dec 2017)

Jessica Morden: Those with erythropoietic protoporphyria cannot be exposed to sunlight or even some artificial light without extremely painful and violent skin reactions. Trials of the drug Scenesse have proved life-changing for constituents such as James Rawnsley, who, for the first time, can now take his kids to school and go on holiday. The decision to make it available on the NHS will be taken soon....

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Jessica Morden: There was little mention of Wales in the Secretary of State’s letter to hon. Members on the great western consultation, yet key services run through my constituency. Just this morning, commuters to Bristol and beyond have yet again had to highlight the chronic lack of capacity as demand grows. Can he tell my constituents when they will see real action and improvement?

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