Results 1–20 of 619 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Susan Elan Jones

Universal Credit (14 Jan 2019)

Susan Elan Jones: Last year, several newspapers carried harrowing accounts of women who were forced to seek abortions simply because of the two-child limit policy. I hear what the Minister says about retrospective changes, but how will the proposal help women who wish to go ahead with an unplanned pregnancy?

Business of the House (10 Jan 2019)

Susan Elan Jones: Around the time of the centenary of the Armistice, many of us had the privilege to attend events in this place and in our constituencies. After that, there were many programmes involving schoolchildren, and I hope that the Leader of the House can give us some time in which to debate the matter. I refer to a wonderful programme of Cefn Community Council, where research was undertaken by...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: Given that the Prime Minister has been on her feet for two hours, I think we are now convinced that she still agrees with herself but is listening to very few other people. Last week, no less a person than her predecessor Sir John Major called for an extension of article 50, but, stubbornly, she still refuses to listen to any advice on this. Please will the Prime Minister listen for once?

Business of the House (10 Dec 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I do not wish to be disrespectful, but the Leader of the House sounds more like somebody who is telephoning to postpone a dental appointment than somebody who is changing our schedule. That is incredibly serious. Also incredibly serious is the fact that the theme for today’s debate, which will now not happen, was the Union. Many people across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom,...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: It is a great pleasure to follow hon. Members in this debate, and like many of my constituents I am extremely worried about what has developed. We are all practically certain that the Prime Minister will not get her deal through next week unless something quite extraordinary happens, and I am aware that when I vote against that deal, I will vote against it with some who are doing so for very...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Hospital Car Parking Charges (5 Dec 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: When the Welsh Government abolished car parking charges, certain people thought that it was a waste of money. We now know that it has been a great success. Is it not time that the UK Government stopped denigrating the Welsh Government, talked to them a bit more and shared good ideas?

Offensive Weapons Bill: Offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place (28 Nov 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I am grateful to the Minister for that. Does she realise that many shop workers across the country are scared to death about all this? They are scared to death of knives being pulled on them. This is no longer just a problem in our inner cities; it goes right across the country. This is happening in rural areas and in small towns. My view is that we need to make the legislation as strong as...

Fireworks: Public Sales — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (26 Nov 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: If I were to attend the meeting with the Minister, I would say to her that for me, the most important item is restricting to certain dates the use of fireworks outside of organised displays. I think that every Member would have a different view on that, but the reason I am going to push the Minister a bit further about a public consultation is that the more views we have, the more informed...

Fireworks: Public Sales — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (26 Nov 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. It is good to see this issue being debated again following another public petition—I think this is the third time it has been debated in one form or another. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) on the thoughtful way in which she led the debate. I had the privilege of leading the debate on...

Leaving the European Union — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (19 Nov 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: My hon. Friend mentioned technical experts on Brexit. If the past two and a half years have proven anything, it is that what technical experts on Brexit think does not mean very much. Does my hon. Friend mean that it is now absolutely imperative that, one way or another, the people of our country decide what happens next?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) and to contribute to this Budget debate. I wish to focus my remarks on three main aspects: Brexit, the north Wales economy and the voluntary sector. The Financial Times has already referred to the Budget as a general election Budget. I do not know whether that is true, but it is most certainly a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Oct 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: The Prime Minister has already said that she does not know what is in next week’s Budget. As she probably does not know whether she is going to be Prime Minister next week, perhaps that is not a surprise. Does she agree that providing tax reliefs for private schools is not a good use of public money? Will she just have a little word about that with the Chancellor, who is sitting next to her?

Overseas Electors Bill: Money (16 Oct 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I have a related question. Can the Minister confirm that there would be absolutely no way in which such a person could then migrate to another UK constituency?

EU Exit Negotiations: Loneliness Strategy (15 Oct 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: The Minister will be more than aware that the issue of place is raised in the Government’s civil society strategy, as is the infrastructure of the voluntary sector, which varies enormously between places. Will the Government look seriously at the capacity building of organisations that may be required to support people in loneliness? Will the Minister also look at the excellent example of...

Criminal Justice System: Veterans — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (12 Sep 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I am grateful to my hon. Friend and pay tribute to her considerable experience in this area. Does she not think this is part of a wider problem in terms of society supporting, or rather not supporting, our military veterans? That is why it is vital that there is a question on this subject in the next census.

Standards: Summer Adjournment (24 Jul 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Beckenham (Bob Stewart), my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth) and all other contributors to the debate. The main issue I would like to raise is the massive issue of support for older people. I very much hope that, as the years progress, we begin to talk about this issue more in the House. I would like to share...

Petition - Welsh Performers List (18 Jul 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: I rise to present a petition of residents of Hanmer and Bettisfield in the Clywd South constituency. The petition states: The petitioners…request that the House of Commons urges the Government to legislate in order to ensure that a GP may work in any part of the UK; further to allowing…“English” GPs to work in Welsh GP practices without being included on the Welsh Practitioners List....

Leaving the EU (9 Jul 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: Over the past few weeks, great concern has been expressed by major manufacturing companies, by farmers and by the service sector in north Wales over the Government’s approach to Brexit. Those people do not have a political axe to grind. They are deeply concerned about jobs and about our economy. What confidence can we have that the Government and the Prime Minister will listen to them,...

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Susan Elan Jones: Has my hon. Friend observed that there has been absolutely no word from the Government that they intend to cut the number of Ministers? What they are actually doing is proportionately increasing the size of the Executive as well.


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