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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (4 Sep 2018)

Gerald Jones: What steps his Department is taking to promote and support human rights internationally.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (4 Sep 2018)

Gerald Jones: It is now over a week since the Government missed their own deadline to take a decision on whether to order an independent inquiry into the role of the UK in the use of torture. When can a decision be expected? Why have the Government not accepted the recommendations of Members across the House to hold such an inquiry?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Immigration: Skilled Workers (16 Jul 2018)

Gerald Jones: Ministry of Justice figures show that half of immigration cases that go to appeal in England and Wales are overturned. Does the Secretary of State agree that the situation needs urgent attention, and that those flaws need to be addressed before the European citizens who are in the UK have to apply for settled status?

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (10 Jul 2018)

Gerald Jones: Family drug and alcohol courts have widespread support among lawyers, judges and policy makers, and they deliver far better outcomes for children and families than other options do. Despite that, the service faces closure because of funding cuts. Can the Secretary of State guarantee funding today to safeguard this vital service?

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Gerald Jones: Many of my constituents worked at the Hoover factory in Merthyr Tydfil until it closed, except for distribution, in 2009, and they paid into what was a highly regarded pension fund. Despite the fund showing huge surpluses in past years, which paid into Her Majesty’s Treasury and the company, the pension pot is now in deficit and is being transferred to the Pension Protection Fund. Many...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Gerald Jones: I started having an identity crisis there, Mr Robertson. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship as we debate the e-petition on allowing premier and championship football clubs to enable safe standing. I will be brief because I know other Members want to speak. May I say at the outset that I am not a typical premier football supporter? However, I am a season ticket holder at Merthyr...

Football: Safe Standing — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (25 Jun 2018)

Gerald Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. She outlines a point already raised today and I totally agree with her. We have heard about the Government’s planned review of the issue. However, the Government’s actions do not suggest that they are addressing the issue with any urgency. We need to make progress, and I urge the Minister to hear the calls from football fans and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Accommodation Model (11 Jun 2018)

Gerald Jones: Thank you, Mr Speaker. The affordability of the future accommodation model relies heavily on the present rent adjustment on the Annington Homes estate. As we know, that is due to be renegotiated for 2021, with expectations that rents will rise significantly. The Tories were warned in 1996 that the sell-off of married quarters was a mistake, and that is exactly hot it has transpired. What...

Marks & Spencer (24 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: As we know, the retail sector predominantly employs women. What can the Government do to support them during this process and to ensure that they are not disproportionately affected by the closures?

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: The Department for Work and Pensions recently announced the closure of its offices in Merthyr Tydfil, which will have a massively serious impact on the town centre economy. That is also happening in other areas of Wales and the UK. Can we have a debate on the Government policy of removing jobs where more jobs are needed, not fewer, so that the Government can understand the implications of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Ministry of Defence: Cyber Innovation Fund (22 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much and to which companies his Department has allocated funding from the Cyber Innovation Fund.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Joint Cyber Reserve: Staff (21 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of (a) armed forces and (b) his Department's personnel work for the Joint Cyber Unit in (i) Corsham and (ii) Cheltenham.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: National Cyber Security Centre: Armed Forces (17 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each branch of the armed services work at the National Cyber Security Centre.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Cybercrime (17 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of each branch of the services are employed in the national offensive cyber programme.

NHS 70th Anniversary — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (16 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and congratulate him on his passionate speech that marks this historic anniversary and the part that his constituency and the wider south Wales region played in the formation of the NHS. Does he agree that in order to tackle our modern health challenges it is important that we have further investment and that the UK Government match the Welsh...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions (16 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: Estimates show that 4,000 people in the five pilot areas were turned away because they did not have the required ID, so will the Government now abandon their plans for voter ID?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (15 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: While I greatly welcome the fact that democratic and peaceful elections have been held in Iraq, the results and outcome are far from certain. Will the Foreign Secretary give his assessment of the future stability and security—and future direction—of Iraq?

DWP Offices Closures: Merthyr Tydfil — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: Does the Minister recognise that the Welsh Assembly’s “Our Valleys, Our Future” strategy is about bringing new jobs to the south Wales valleys, not relocating jobs from existing communities, thus decimating the economies of those town centres?

DWP Offices Closures: Merthyr Tydfil — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: The Minister mentioned the discussions with staff and the impact assessments for those staff. Will he give us more information as to when those impact assessments are likely to take place? As I said, it would have been advantageous to the Department for that to have been done before the final decision was made—a case of the proverbial stable door being bolted after the horse has gone....

DWP Offices Closures: Merthyr Tydfil — [Steve McCabe in the Chair] (9 May 2018)

Gerald Jones: I beg to move, That this House has considered the proposed closure of DWP offices in Merthyr Tydfil. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. Early in 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions announced that it intended to close many of its offices, sites, and jobcentres across the UK. About 250 staff work in the DWP office in Merthyr Tydfil town centre, and they clearly...


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