Results 41–60 of 511 for speaker:Christina Rees

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Withdrawal Agreement (23 Jan 2019)

Christina Rees: I echo the words of the Secretary of State with regard to Steffan Lewis and Emiliano Sala. The Secretary of State voted for the Prime Minister’s disastrously flawed withdrawal agreement—he was one of the few, not the many. Will he explain why the Government pretend that nothing has changed, despite their suffering the biggest defeat in parliamentary history?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Withdrawal Agreement (23 Jan 2019)

Christina Rees: I think that that was a Cairnsbotic answer. Yesterday, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, cleared Government business in the Welsh Assembly so that he and his Cabinet Ministers could make urgent statements on how a no-deal outcome would be so disastrous for the people of Wales. Will the Secretary of State tell us if he will be voting for amendments put forward in this House to avoid...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration: Economic Effect (5 Dec 2018)

Christina Rees: I welcome the Minister to his place. On 2 May, the Secretary of State told the House that “we are keen to negotiate to allow for the most frictionless trade possible with the European Union.”—[Official Report, 2 May 2018; Vol. 640, c. 300.] Why does the term “frictionless trade” not appear in the political declaration?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration: Economic Effect (5 Dec 2018)

Christina Rees: That just is not good enough. The Secretary of State has given his backing to an agreement that does not even mention Wales, let alone protect workers’ rights, environmental standards, consumer protections or living standards. Is not the reality that this is a bad deal for Wales that fails to give Welsh people the certainty needed to safeguard jobs and livelihoods?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Cancer: Drugs (28 Nov 2018)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of delays in drug supply chains on access to medicines for breast cancer patients in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Cancer: Drugs (28 Nov 2018)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on stockpiling breast cancer medicines to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Aerospace Sector (24 Oct 2018)

Christina Rees: With your indulgence, Mr Speaker, may I congratulate Louise Magee, general secretary of Welsh Labour, and her partner Luke Holland, who have had a beautiful baby girl, Catherine Ivy, who is to be known as Kitty? Mother and baby are doing fine, and Luke is coping well, I understand. I welcome the Minister to her place. The Welsh Government have pledged £3 million to support Airbus in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: Aerospace Sector (24 Oct 2018)

Christina Rees: That may well be, but the Government’s Brexit advice paper suggests that companies such as Airbus may move their headquarters to an EU member state in the event of no deal, which would be absolutely catastrophic for our Welsh economy. Does the Minister agree with her Prime Minister that no deal is better than a bad deal, as far as Wales is concerned?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock (11 Sep 2018)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will outline the scoring mechanism for the procurement of new HS2 rolling stock that will reflect the need for the benefits of HS2 investment to be spread across the whole of the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: White Paper (18 Jul 2018)

Christina Rees: I join in the birthday wishes to my youthful shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of Clwyd (Chris Ruane). It has been two years since the Prime Minister met the First Minister of Wales in Cardiff Bay and stood on the steps of the Senedd, telling politicians and journalists how important the Union is and that she wanted the Welsh Government to be involved in Brexit discussions,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: White Paper (18 Jul 2018)

Christina Rees: It is not good enough. The Secretary of State knows the terms of the JMC, which state that the UK Government will work with the devolved Administrations “to agree a UK approach to…Article 50 negotiations”. After two years of broken promises on Brexit talks, who should the people of Wales blame for the contempt shown to them—the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Wales or both?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (13 Jun 2018)

Christina Rees: When the people of Wales and the Welsh Labour Government can see the merit of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon to the extent that they are prepared to invest more than £200 million to achieve the benefits in jobs, growth and cheap, clean renewable power, why will the Secretary of State’s UK Tory Government not even go as far as to sign the same deal they have already concluded with the French...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (13 Jun 2018)

Christina Rees: The whole of Wales is waiting for this decision, because the tidal lagoon project is not just about Swansea. If the Secretary of State’s UK Tory Government accept Carwyn Jones’s kind offer, tidal lagoons for Cardiff, Colwyn Bay and Newport will quickly become real prospects. They could bring jobs and prosperity to the whole of Wales and boost our vital steel industry. This is about the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Network Rail: Electrification (2 May 2018)

Christina Rees: Before I ask my question, Mr Speaker, I hope you will allow me to mention Tecwyn Thomas, a stalwart of Welsh Labour for many years, who has sadly passed away. He was my agent, and the agent of many Labour candidates in Wales. My colleagues and I send our condolences to Tecwyn’s widow Iris, and to his family. According to a report from the National Audit Office, the Transport Secretary knew...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Network Rail: Electrification (2 May 2018)

Christina Rees: In the Transport Secretary’s statement of 20 July 2017, which cancelled the electrification of the line of Swansea, it was proposed that a new pipeline service be established for rail enhancement schemes. However, details of the process, and mechanisms for the development and delivery of the schemes, have not been forthcoming, and no Welsh scheme has yet entered the pipeline. Will the...

Leaving the Eu: Scotland and Wales Continuity Bills (18 Apr 2018)

Christina Rees: I thank the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry) for applying for the urgent question and you, Mr Speaker, for granting it. The UK Government’s challenge to the legality of the emergency Brexit Bills passed by the devolved Governments in Scotland and Wales rightly merits consideration in this House. Crucial policy areas currently dealt with in Brussels, such as...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance (3 Apr 2018)

Christina Rees: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what formula is used to determine the figures for the JSA Applicable Amount as set out in regulations 83 and 84 (1) of Schedule 1 on Applicable Amount Part 1 Personal Allowances in the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: The Opposition echo the Secretary of State’s comments about the sad passing of Lord Crickhowell and Lord Richard. The St David’s day debate is now a firm fixture in the parliamentary calendar, as it provides a great opportunity to discuss the issues, challenges and priorities that matter to Wales. Even though this year we are debating these issues a little later than usual because snow...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I totally agree. As a former councillor on Bridgend County Borough Council, I have close ties with the factory and I fully understand my hon. Friend’s point. Ports make a huge contribution to the Welsh economy, supporting around 11,000 jobs and providing an economic hub and trade gateway with Europe and the rest of the world. Indeed, 80% of goods carried in Irish-registered HGVs between the...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: My hon. Friend makes a powerful point, with which I agree. Sometimes, I think the Government just do not get it.


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