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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: Very tentatively.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: And we do, and I will see the hon. Gentleman in the gym in the morning. The law derived from the full Welsh Government Bill was introduced in the Welsh Assembly on 7 March 2018, but the Welsh Government are clear this is not their preferred option. What the Bill categorically does not do is to block or frustrate Brexit. The Welsh Labour Government respect and accept the outcome of the EU...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I totally agree. My surgery is full of people who are desperately trying to make ends meet and who have been subject to the terrible PIP measures.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: The Labour party advocates a customs union.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I am being very kind today.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: Technically, when we leave, we leave the customs union, so we advocate a customs union and a very close relationship to the single market.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: No.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: No, it’s not. There are, at present, no signs that the Tory Government understand this agenda, let alone how to respond to it. As I have said, serious matters confront us and the clock is ticking.

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: The Secretary of State says that this is a temporary measure. Why is he altering the Government of Wales Act 2006, because that surely makes it permanent?

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I am talking about the UK Government’s amendment to clause 11, which specifically says that there will be an obligation on UK Ministers to consult Welsh Government Ministers, not to seek their consent.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh EU Continuity Bill (14 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I am disappointed that the much-promised UK Government amendment to the power grab in clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, tabled by the right hon. Gentleman’s Government in the House of Lords on Monday, states that UK Ministers will merely consult Welsh Government Ministers, not seek their consent. In so doing, his Government have changed the fundamental principle of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Welsh EU Continuity Bill (14 Mar 2018)

Christina Rees: I thank the Secretary of State for his response, but the UK Government have said that the amendment merely creates a temporary place for the 24 powers to be kept—in a freezer—until new arrangements are discussed. If this is a temporary measure, why permanently alter the Government of Wales Act 2006?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cross-border Economic Opportunities (31 Jan 2018)

Christina Rees: I welcome the new Under-Secretary of State for Wales, the hon. Member for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew), to his place. They say the first time is always the worst. I understand that he was born on Ynys Môn and that he was a member of the Labour party. We would like to welcome him back, but we might be full. With your indulgence, Mr Speaker, I would like to congratulate the Welsh Assembly:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Cross-border Economic Opportunities (31 Jan 2018)

Christina Rees: I am glad that the right hon. Gentleman mentioned the jobs, because these cross-border jobs include local government apprenticeships for 16 and 17-year-olds. They are now at risk because of the UK Government’s dithering. Now that the Welsh Labour Government are introducing votes for 16 and 17-year-olds in local government elections in Wales, are the UK Government worried that Welsh...


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