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Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: My contribution to this important debate will be brief. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant), as others have, on introducing this Bill and on his work to raise awareness of it. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) on her work in last year’s ten-minute rule Bill and her wider Protect the Protectors campaign. We all know...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: The police service, fire service and armed forces parliamentary schemes give parliamentarians a small but important glimpse of those services at the grassroots and of the daily pressures they deal with on our behalf. Attacking a police officer is already an offence but, as things currently stand, the legislation is not effective and sentences are not fit for purpose. No specific protection...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak in today’s important debate. I know that many Members on both sides of the House share my concerns, but they are also shared by many outside this House. They are shared by organisations at the forefront of supporting people through difficult periods and supporting the most vulnerable in our society, such as Community Housing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (17 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: What recent representations he has made to his Myanmar counterpart on the treatment of the Rohingya people.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rohingya People (17 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: We are seeing the heartbreaking pictures and hearing the tragic stories of the plight of the Rohingya people on a daily basis now. Will the Minister increase his representations? Specifically in the light of the evidence of the atrocities by the Myanmar armed forces, does he feel that the decision to lift the EU sanctions against the military regime was premature?

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Voting Age (11 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: What recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the voting age to 16.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Voting Age (11 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: The Labour Welsh Government are currently making provision in Wales for 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local and Welsh Government elections. Will the Minister urge his Government and other Conservative Members to support the Bill of my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham West and Royton (Jim McMahon) on 3 November, to prove that this Government do not disregard the views of young people?

Supported Housing Funding — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Gerald Jones: Will the hon. Gentleman also acknowledge the concerns of Community Housing Cymru, on behalf of housing associations in Wales, about the level of funding to be devolved under the new arrangements and the length of time that it is taking for the Green Paper to be published?

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance (20 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claims were overturned at the mandatory reconsideration stage between (a) January and December 2016 and (b) January and June 2017.

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

Gerald Jones: Does my hon. Friend share my concern that the possible closure and relocation of the offices in his constituency and in mine, in Merthyr Tydfil, will have a massively detrimental effect on the local economies in small towns across the area? Does he also share my concern that the added burden on staff having to travel much longer distances—in some cases requiring up to six bus...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Location (18 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of towns such as Merthyr Tydfil as a result of the proposed relocation of his Department's offices.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Location (18 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed relocation on the quality of life for his Department's staff who will be relocated, particularly in relation to (a) the increase in the length of their working day due to travel time and (b) the effect on those with caring responsibilities.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals (17 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of employment and support allowance claims were overturned at the mandatory reconsideration stage in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney constituency in (a) January to December 2016 and (b) January to June 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Appeals (17 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payment claims were overturned at mandatory reconsideration stage in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney constituency in (a) January to December 2016 and (b) January to June 2017.

Business of the House (13 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: The planned closure and relocation of Department for Work and Pensions offices will have a major negative impact on the local economy of towns such as Merthyr Tydfil in my constituency as well as many others across the country. It will also cause major travel difficulties for employees with caring responsibilities. May I ask the Leader of the House to urge the Secretary of State to carry out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Service Accommodation (10 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: As we have heard, the Armed Forces Pay Review Body’s 46th report found that there was an “overwhelming view that the maintenance service provided by CarillionAmey was continuing to fall well short of the needs of Service personnel and their families.” Service families are tired of Government platitudes, so how bad do things have to get before the Government get a grip on the...

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: The closure of local services will have a hugely negative impact on the local economy in towns such as Merthyr Tydfil. It will also have an impact on the quality of life of employees with caring responsibilities, who will have to travel longer distances. What consultations and impact assessments have been carried out with staff, customers and trade unions? Will the Department change direction...

Women and Equalities: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2017)

Gerald Jones: Following recent reports of arrests in relation to planned attacks at an LGBT event in Barrow, what discussions has the Minister had with the Home Office to further combat far-right extremism?


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