Results 1–20 of 1401 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Jonathan Edwards

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legislation (24 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The Secretary of State knows that parliamentary arithmetic seems to be against the British Government. If they fail to get approval for their withdrawal agreement, they will face four options: they could extend article 50 in order to renegotiate; they could move a motion of no confidence to allow the formation of an alternative Government or another general election; they could call a second...

Public Sector Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Teachers’ pay is not devolved to Wales until September 2019, so can the Chief Secretary confirm that the British Government will make the appropriate transfers to Welsh local education authorities to pay for the increase?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The hon. Gentleman will be as aware as I am of the cuts across every policy budget area in Wales. Is that the fault of the Labour Government?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: I am glad the Labour party in Scotland has supported the Scottish Government on this issue, but can the hon. Lady explain why the Labour Welsh Government gave in to Westminster and handed over our powers to London?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The Minister talks about benefiting all, but as she is aware, the UK is the most unequal state in the European Union, with inner London by the far the richest part of the EU while the communities that I represent are among the poorest, yet in Government figures published in the last few weeks, public expenditure per head in London is higher than in Wales. Why is that fair?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way again. There can be no more important document on the current negotiating strategy than the White Paper that was published the week before last. Is it not the case that the Welsh Government had sight of that document only a matter of hours before the British Government gave it to the press?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: International Trading Opportunities: Promotion (18 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Is it not the case that following the passing of the Trade Bill yesterday, Wallonia, a region of Belgium, will have more influence over EU trade policy than Wales will have over post-Brexit UK trade policy?

Electoral Commission Investigation: Vote Leave (17 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The issue of the lack of transparency on social media political advertising is a problem for every democratic country. In the US, there are moves to prohibit anonymous advertising whereby social media platforms have to publish who pays for the adverts. Is this something that the British Government are considering?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (17 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: indicated dissent.

Eu: Future Relationship White Paper (12 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The intergovernmental agreement signed between the Welsh Government and the British Government was meant to result in equitable decision making on Brexit policy. Does not the fact that the Welsh Government were not even consulted on the contents of the White Paper indicate that that agreement is not worth the paper it is written on and that the Labour Government of my country was extremely...

Afghanistan (11 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: I echo the comments of other Members who have expressed our thoughts for the families of the Welsh Guards facing deployment. Yesterday, frustrated by the lack of progress, the US Administration announced that they were going to conduct a comprehensive review of their Afghanistan strategy. The Secretary of State will be aware of Trump’s initial policy to withdraw from Afghanistan when he...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Mr Speaker. I cannot promise to be equally brief, but I will endeavour to stick to the six-minute limit. It is a pleasure to speak about bread and butter issues—the Barnett formula, Barnett consequentials, Welsh funding—considering that we seem to have been talking entirely about Brexit for the past two or three years. The Welsh Government total departmental...

Treasury Spending: Grants to Devolved Institutions (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The hon. Gentleman has brought to mind my recent visit to the United States: in every state there, sales tax is devolved. The argument is clear. If a tax is performing well in the UK context, it would be good to devolve it to Wales. The Holtham commission recognised the immense benefits of devolving corporation tax in its 2010 report on finances in Wales. It argued that corporation tax...

Counter-Daesh Update (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Is not one of the major problems we face that Daesh is an ideology, not a country? Therefore, when it is defeated in one geographical location, it can morph and develop in another location, as we are seeing on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Daesh has extensive control of that eastern border, Libya and the sub-Saharan region. There is ultimately no military solution to the...

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: The Campaign to Electrify Britain’s Railway has calculated that the cost of electrifying the main line between Swansea and Cardiff at today’s prices is only £150 million, which is considerably cheaper than the Department’s estimation. Electrification has been rolled out across Europe, and indeed in Scotland, at a cost of about £1 million per mile, while High Speed...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (3 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Rail electrification and the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon have both been scrapped by the British Government because they were not deemed good value for money. When it comes to designing the criteria for the proposed UK shared prosperity fund, will an immediate return on investment be the priority, as with every project scrapped in Wales?

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Is it not the case that the British Government would find themselves in an extremely weak and vulnerable position if they sought to negotiate the detail of our future relationship when outside the EU?

Leaving the Eu: Upland Farming (26 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Will the Minister confirm that, if the Government do not seek the endorsement of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly on our trade policy, we will effectively have a situation in which those three constituent parts of the UK will have less power and influence over our trade policy than Wallonia has over trade policy at EU level?


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