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Written Answers — Treasury: Energy Bill Discount Scheme (10 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the energy bill discount scheme prohibits consumers from switching suppliers.

Police Grant Report (9 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Will the Minister comment on capital investment support for police forces? My understanding is that the new joint firearms unit between Dyfed-Powys, Gwent and South Wales police will cost around £40 million, and that has largely been funded out of reserves. Clearly, that is not sustainable.

North Sea Oil and Gas (9 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: According to UK statistics, the amount of oil and gas sourced from the North and Celtic seas has ballooned. It has doubled year on year. One oil company chief executive is reported to have described his company as “literally like a cash machine” as he handed billions of pounds to shareholders as a result of those increased exports. Is the reality not that that exploitation has more to do...

Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis: UK Response (9 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: It is estimated that the war in Afghanistan cost the US $2 trillion. The same BBC report indicates that the UK cost was $1.5 billion per annum. The Minister says that the UK Government are committed to spending £286 million this year. Can she explain why the spending on war dwarfs the spending on aid, despite the clear humanitarian crisis and the UK’s moral obligation to the country?

Wales: Broadband Coverage and Speeds (9 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Welsh Government on improving broadband coverage and speeds in Wales.

Wales: Broadband Coverage and Speeds (9 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Diolch, Mr Speaker. According to the House of Commons Library, 17.4% of lines in my constituency receive less than 10 megabits per second, one of the worst records in the British state. It is clear, therefore, that the UK Government and Welsh Government broadband strategies are failing large parts of Carmarthenshire. Will the Wales Office emphasise that mission 4 of the levelling-up White...

Social Security and Pensions (7 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: The hon. Gentleman speaks with great authority on all these issues. I have been in the House for over a decade, and it is always a pleasure to listen to him on economic matters. In his view, is anything stopping the Chancellor from making a statement in his March Budget to reflect the cost of living and address some of the issues raised in the debate?

Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Appointment (7 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: It seems the Welsh Government were not forewarned of the Chancellor’s intention to introduce a council tax rebate during his statement last Thursday on energy prices, despite that being a clearly devolved policy area. That means no policy has been announced in Wales, leaving many of my constituents, who are already concerned, in a state of confusion. Will the new Office of the Prime...

Levelling Up (2 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: If the British Government were serious about levelling up and using Brexit freedoms, as they call them, would they not be devolving key economic levers to Wales, such as powers over VAT and corporation tax?

Oil and Gas Producers: Windfall Tax (1 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Will the hon. Gentleman reflect on the point raised by the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Stephen Flynn)—that it was a huge mistake not to create a sovereign wealth fund in order to reinvest in the transition that we now face?

Oil and Gas Producers: Windfall Tax (1 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Does the hon. Member agree that there is an incentive for the Government to act, because people living in cold homes are far more likely to get ill with respiratory diseases? That then leads to a huge hit on health budgets and social care budgets. It is a false prophecy to let market forces rip. We have to act quickly and we have to act now.

Oil and Gas Producers: Windfall Tax (1 Feb 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: The Minister is right to say that we are in a unique position, but that requires a unique policy response. He will know that the most vulnerable are at risk from inflationary pressures, especially in energy prices. We are looking at inflation of 6%. When the rates for social protection were set in September, inflation was 3%. Do we not need a unique response just for this situation and this...

Russia: Sanctions (31 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: President Putin is reported as saying: “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere”— of artificial intelligence— “will become the ruler of the world.” Given the dangers posed by lethal autonomous weapons, will the Foreign Secretary explain why the British Government seem reluctant to support efforts to place legally binding instruments to control their development and use?

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (28 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason records on Channel crossings by migrants will be published on a three month basis as opposed to daily records once responsibility is assumed by the navy.

Written Answers — Treasury: Red Diesel (27 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to restrict the use of red diesel from April 2022 on the construction industry.

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (26 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Unfortunately, my constituency has one of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK. In one area in particular, Cilycwm, a WeFibre gigabit scheme has been sitting on the Department’s table for eight or nine months. Will the Department come to a determination quickly so that we can move forward with that scheme?

Economic Crime: Planned Government Bill (26 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Fraud is a traumatic experience, which makes reports that victims are having their details collated and sold on the dark web as part of a so-called “suckers list” extremely worrying. What can be done to protect victims from being targeted a second time, and will the Minister ensure that this is a particular focus of the Government’s work moving forward?

Prime Minister: Engagements (26 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the murder of my constituent Mike O’Leary, whose body was desecrated in an attempt to cover up the crime. Will the Prime Minister meet campaigners and me to discuss the need for a new offence or amended sentencing guidelines to reflect the extra suffering faced by the families of murdered victims whose bodies were concealed or desecrated?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Prices (20 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to review the levels of remuneration received by those producing electricity in their homes and businesses which is then fed into the grid in response to the large increases in electricity prices being charged by suppliers.

Building Safety Bill: New Clause 20 - Regulations under section 131 (19 Jan 2022)

Jonathan Edwards: I congratulate the hon. Member on his amendments and his work on this issue. Does he agree that there is a requirement to move with haste? A constituent of mine who has contacted me is facing a bill of £25,000, with a demand for £5,000 by the end of this month, so the Government really need to move very quickly.

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