Results 1–20 of 365 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Nick Thomas-Symonds

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: My hon. Friend talks about the underpinning principles. Surely, one of those should be that our social security system should not drive people into debt, yet that is precisely what is happening to my constituents who are waiting months for payments.

Social Security Support for Kinship Carers (18 Oct 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing a debate on this important issue. She makes an excellent case for the needs of kinship carers. Does she agree that we need to look more generally at the extraordinary contribution that carers make every single day to our society and our economy?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Online Radicalisation (16 Oct 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: As part of the Government’s strategy for online safety, they are seeking to ensure that all those suppliers bidding for information-sensitive contracts are certificated under their Cyber Essentials scheme. Yet the Government have admitted to me in a written answer that they do not even bother to count the number of suppliers signed up to that scheme. In those circumstances, how can the...

Iran: Human Rights — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (11 Oct 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: The sister-in-law of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a prison sentence in Iran, lives in my constituency. Nazanin’s case was raised in the July Westminster Hall debate to which the right hon. Lady referred. While she has been in prison, two further charges have been proffered against Nazanin: accusations of involvement in organisations to overthrow the Government. Will the...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: Does my hon. Friend agree that we need the UK Government to commit to big projects? Whether we are talking about the electrification of the railway to Swansea or the tidal lagoon, such commitment to Wales has been missing from this Government.

Attorney General: Serious Fraud Office (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: As we leave the European Union, the Labour party is very committed to the highest standards of corporate governance and will never tolerate the UK economy becoming some sort of refuge for dirty money. As a step to achieving that, a future Labour Government will definitely safeguard the future of the Serious Fraud Office. I am making that commitment from the Dispatch Box. Can the Attorney...

Attorney General: Serious Fraud Office (14 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: Yes, I did visit the Serious Fraud Office with my noble friend the shadow Attorney General last week, and we saw the commitment and dedication of its staff. The ongoing uncertainty that has been caused by the Attorney General’s position with regard to the Serious Fraud Office is not helping morale or recruitment. I say again that it would help significantly if, rather than giving the...

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: All my constituents who contacted me about this issue are very concerned about the time taken for diagnosis. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is important to have a consistent approach right across the country on this—like in Wales, where last year the Welsh Government introduced a national autism strategy?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Stirling (Stephen Kerr). Let me make it clear at the outset that since the referendum of 23 June last year, I have always respected the outcome of the vote, both in my constituency and throughout the United Kingdom. That is why I have spent the last 15 months arguing for the best possible Brexit deal, which will secure jobs and prosperity in my...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: My hon. Friend is absolutely right that it is fatally flawed, and that is why I will vote against it with hon. Friends in the Lobby tonight. I will simply never be able to trust Tory Ministers with things like workers’ rights, environmental protections and consumer rights. Let us take workers’ rights as an example. The Prime Minister has promised to retain all our workers’...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for drawing attention to that, and it simply reinforces the case we are making: that Tory Ministers simply cannot be trusted with powers of this nature. We have also frequently heard the argument about the need for legal certainty, but the Bill as drafted does not provide that legal certainty. What guidance does it give to judges post-Brexit as to how they are...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: I have nothing against British judges taking decisions. What I am talking about is the failure of this Bill to provide clarity about how the law now will be transposed into the law then. Let us talk about a judge down the road who is faced, for example, with a citizen demanding a remedy of holding the Government to account for failure to deal with pollution. They would previously have had a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: No, I am not giving way again; I have given way three times, and many Members want to speak in this debate. Let me summarise by saying this: the Bill is shoddy, and undermines the parliamentary democracy that it was meant to enhance. It is not worthy of support, and I urge colleagues not to support it tonight.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: One of the issues is that with environmental law, for example, there is currently a remedy of going to the European Court of Justice, but there is no replacement in the Bill as it stands.

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (7 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: How should employers in my constituency that I have visited in recent months today assess the risk of ending up with tariffs or additional regulatory barriers to exporting to the single market when we leave the EU?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Economic Opportunities: South Wales and the South-west (6 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: What would have strengthened Wales’s economic development links was the electrification of the railway between Cardiff and Swansea, which the previous Tory Prime Minister described as “vital”. By scrapping that, have not this Tory Government once again let down Wales?

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: In the current situation, China has enormous power in the form of the 500,000 tonnes of crude oil that it exports to North Korea every year. What further steps can the Foreign Secretary take to encourage China to exercise that enormous power?

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: My Torfaen constituency is adjacent to the two Newport constituencies. As the Minister is aware, there is a proposal to relocate the jobs that are currently at the Cwmbran pension centre down to Treforest. Can the Minister confirm whether any assessment has been undertaken of the effect on the Torfaen economy of the removal of those jobs from Cwmbran? If one has been, is he willing to share...

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: When that postcode analysis was done, was analysis also done of the public transport options between those postcodes and the new centre?

Armed Forces: Closure of Sovereign House, Newport — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (19 Jul 2017)

Nick Thomas-Symonds: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate. What the move to super-hubs neglects is the importance of having the jobs in local communities and the support they give to local communities. It also disregards the needs of workers, particularly those with caring and family responsibilities, who have the advantage of jobs close to home.


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