Results 181–200 of 511 for speaker:Christina Rees

Domestic Violence Victims: Cross-Examination (9 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) for asking the urgent question and the Minister for his response. I recognise that this issue unites the House. The practice of unrepresented parties against whom domestic violence is either proved or alleged questioning victims in court has been raised repeatedly in the House and in the media. Many Members on both sides of the House...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Contracted-out Health Assessments (9 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: What recent assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted-out health assessments for employment and support allowance and personal independence payments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Contracted-out Health Assessments (9 Jan 2017)

Christina Rees: Will the Minister consider introducing and funding the mandatory use of body-worn cameras by all contracted-out assessment providers, which will improve the accuracy and efficiency of the much-disputed health assessment reports and safeguard claimants and assessors, and which is proving to be very successful when used by emergency services across the UK?

Sky: 21ST Century Fox Takeover Bid (20 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: When the original bid was abandoned in 2011, the former Prime Minister said that it was the right thing to do for the country. Does the Secretary of State disagree with him and think that the time is now right? If not, will she please refer it to Ofcom?

Commercial Financial Dispute Resolution Platform: Broadband Universal Service Obligation (15 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: My hon. Friend is making a powerful case. As he will know, Wales, including my Neath constituency, has some of the most rural communities in the UK, and despite the Superfast Cymru project we still lag behind England on coverage and take-up. Does he agree that the Government should underwrite the additional £20 million needed, and currently being sought from EU funds, to get the job done?

International Trade: Trading Opportunities Abroad (15 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU said yesterday that he is considering four options for the customs union: completely inside; completely outside; the Turkish model, which is partially inside but outside the single market; and the Swiss model, which is outside but with customs arrangements. Are there enough staff in the International Trade Department and the Brexit Department to...

Homelessness (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: Does my hon. Friend agree that prevention is the key? The UK Government could look to the Welsh Labour Government, who in their Housing (Wales) Act 2014 have pledged £5.6 million in the first year and £3 million in the second year, despite cuts from the UK Government, to fund affordable rent as well as affordable homes to buy. They also pledged not to force local authorities to sell vacant...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: Does my hon. Friend agree that once article 50 is triggered, all the MEPs will be involved in the negotiations because they will have to have a vote at the end of the negotiations to ratify the proposal before it goes to the European Council to be ratified, so it would be fair for all Members of this House to be involved in the negotiations as well?

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: There is uncertainty about whether the excellent Erasmus programme in which students from Wales can study in Europe will continue. It has benefited many students from my constituency, and, I am sure, from across Wales.

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr McCabe. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Chris Elmore) on securing this important debate. The uncertainties of leaving the European Union are hazardous and wide ranging. Structural funding, environmental protections and workers’ rights, trade with the EU and the impact on the economy and growth are all areas of...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: I absolutely agree that Degsy, as he is known in Neath, is continuing to fight Wales’s corner. He is vice-chair of the European Parliament’s budgetary control committee, so he has great influence in Europe. Neath Port Talbot has been the lead partner on the pioneering transitional employment initiative, Workways, which has helped to tackle barriers that prevent individuals from finding or...

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: And inside the Aberavon constituency, as my hon. Friend points out. Neath Port Talbot is also home to a company called SPECIFIC, which uses coated steel to make world-leading, innovative technologies that produce, store and release energy. SPECIFIC is hugely concerned about leaving Europe, not least because of the essential funding it has received, without which it probably would not exist.

Exiting the Eu: Businesses in Wales (14 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: My hon. Friend makes a very powerful point, with which I agree wholeheartedly. Not only will SPECIFIC lose its funding, but it will lose its potential market: it could sell its innovative products to Europe. Also, 16,000 farmers gain direct subsidies from the common agricultural policy. More than 90% would go bust without continuing subsidies from the UK Government via Europe. Those examples...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (13 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason line 1 of her Department's press release, published on 17 November 2016, announcing the consultation on whiplash reforms, uses the word could rather than will in relation to a reduction in car insurance premiums.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (13 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what representations her Department has received on the proposed cap on whiplash claims compensation of £425 announced in her Department's Reforming the soft tissue injury (whiplash) claims process consultation, published on 17 November 2016.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Money Claim Online (12 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons it is not possible to make a (a) non-fixed monetary amount and (b) personal injury claim using the Money Claim Online website.

Business of the House (8 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: May we have a statement or a debate in Government time on consultation periods? The Government have announced two important consultations, and both last over the Christmas period. Consultation on reforming the soft tissue claims process opened on 17 November and closes on 6 January, which is a day over seven weeks, while consultation on reforming the employment tribunal system opened on 5...

Women and Equalities: Careers Advice: Girls (8 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: Will the Government commit today to publishing their response to the Women and Equalities Committee report on the gender pay gap before the House rises for the Christmas recess? The report was published in March this year.

Tidal Lagoons and UK Energy Strategy — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (6 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: The Hendry report is good news for the Swansea bay tidal lagoon, after five years spent raising £48 million. The right hon. Gentleman is making a valid point about the jobs that it would create, but it would also create apprenticeships, which we in Wales need at the moment. What are his views on that?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques (6 Dec 2016)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times children have been restrained for good order and discipline in young offender institutions, by establishment, in each month since March 2015.


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