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Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: UK Internal Market (16 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: What assessment he has made of the contribution of the UK internal market to the Scottish and Welsh economies.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: UK Internal Market (16 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: I thank my right hon. Friend the Chancellor for his answer, and does he agree that leaving the UK single market would pose a far greater risk to the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland economies than leaving the EU single market?

Banks and Communities — [Mr Mike Gapes in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: As a member of the Backbench Business Committee, I was delighted to support the hon. Gentleman’s important application. In Wales, and in my constituency in particular, we have towns where exactly what he describes has happened: we have towns with no banks. That causes immense problems, but it has been going on for more than 10 or 15 years. Does he think that the closure policy that the...

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: I was delighted to see in the 25-year plan, which was released this morning, that there will be a national tree champion. How will the national tree champion fit in to DEFRA, and what will their role be?

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton and Honiton (Neil Parish) for securing this debate and for chairing the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee so eloquently and constructively. It was a pleasure to serve under his chairmanship for the first two years of my parliamentary career in Westminster. I also welcome...

Forestry in England — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: Absolutely. Despite its title, our Committee’s inquiry looked beyond England, and a number of our recommendations are relevant to the forestry and timber-processing industries throughout the UK, which employ nearly 80,000 workers and contribute £2 billion to our economy each year. Forestry businesses operate across geographical boundaries—Forest Sawmills in my constituency...

Business of the House (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: With the threat of a national supermarket chain looking to take over a highly influential high-street location, the people of Crickhowell in my constituency came together to buy the building known as the “corn exchange”. Some 220 people invested in the project, which completed at Christmas time and now offers three outstanding shops and flats for rent. This is a prime example of...

Hamed Bin Haydara (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: Will my right hon. Friend remind the House of what the UK is doing to support the UN political process?

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Gaza (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel: Palestinians (11 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority on re-joining direct peace talks with Israel without preconditions.

Cancer Treatment: Patient Travel Times — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] (10 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: If I may, I would like to declare that my wife is a therapeutic radiographer in an NHS cancer trust, and put that on record. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant). From a Welsh perspective, we are seeing some people travelling 60, 70 or more miles to get radiotherapy treatment. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that satellite centres from specialist...

NHS Winter Crisis (10 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: I thank my right hon. Friend for giving way. On the Welsh NHS, he is absolutely right. Mr Speaker, I ask for your indulgence while I quote an A&E nurse in Wales, speaking last week: “On every shift, both corridors are full of patients on trolleys. We are housing ambulance crews for longer than ever, due to beds not being available in the hospital. Patients are being nursed in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinian Communities (9 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: Does my right hon. Friend agree that the only way to resolve the issue of land borders is through the resumption of direct peace talks without preconditions?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas (8 Jan 2018)

Chris Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will carry out research into how best to tackle pavement parking; and what the timetable is for the consultation of Traffic Regulation Orders.

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: Hafod Hardware, a family run high street shop in Rhayader in my constituency, recently received national and international notoriety by taking on the big-hitting supermarkets and producing the ultimate heart-warming Christmas advert for the production cost of just £7. I strongly recommend all Members go online to look at it. Can we have a debate on how we promote our independent high...

Exiting the European Union: Economic Effect (14 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: My constituency is heavily dependent on tourism revenue. Will the Minister inform the House of any recent discussions he has had with this important sector?

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: I thank the Minister for his conclusion. It is clear that he is not the judge alone; he is the conduit to deliver the judges’ address and result on Thursday, but any influence that he can exert over them would be gratefully received by those of us in Swansea. We have clearly heard today that this is not just a city bid but a national bid. We have had support from Anglesey to Aberavon,...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: I beg to move, That this House has considered Swansea’s bid to be City of Culture 2021. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. Today I have the enormous pleasure of bringing forward this Westminster Hall debate. Hon. Members may be asking, “What is a city of culture, and why is it so important?” The UK city of culture is an award given to a city in the...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: I could not agree more with the hon. Gentleman. I am also surprised and delighted that he has some friends—that is even better. The hon. Gentleman leads me on to a good point. Hon. Members may be wondering why the Member for Brecon and Radnorshire is introducing this debate, which some people would expect to benefit south Wales and Swansea constituencies. My northern Radnorshire...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Chris Davies: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. Londonderry is, of course, a prime example, so we listen with interest and take his words very seriously. Not long after the blitz, change was again on the horizon for Swansea. In the 1970s and 1980s, as the old industrial areas and manufacturing industries closed, vast areas of previously productive commercial and factory sites became...


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