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Results 41–60 of 180 for speaker:Lord Davies of Gower

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ford Motor Company: Bridgend (14 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Ford on the long-term future of its plant in Bridgend.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Procurement (14 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in how many instances his Department's procurement section sought further information from a company with regard to potential corruption, bribery or fraud in the last two years.

Baby Loss (13 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: It is a great pleasure to participate in this incredibly important debate. I congratulate my hon. Friends the Members for Eddisbury (Antoinette Sandbach) and for Colchester (Will Quince) on securing it and thank them for the outstanding work they have undertaken on this issue through the all-party group on baby loss. I also thank the other hon. Members who have participated in that group. I...

Petition - Implementation of the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts: Police Officer Safety (11 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this debate. After 32 years of policing in London, I can tell her that I was involved in several scuffles, with only the protection of a small piece of wood in a side pocket and a radio that was only good for throwing at decamping suspects. Does she agree that poor sentencing reduces the seriousness of assaults on police and has the effect of lowering...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (11 Oct 2016)

Byron Davies: Following on from that answer, will the Minister reassure the House that public health guidance given to consumers of alcohol is realistic and will not undermine responsible drinking campaigns, penalise responsible drinkers or damage the vital role that pubs play in our communities?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Property (14 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HM Revenue and Customs is taking to tackle tax avoidance in the property market.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Gliding (12 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the future of volunteer gliding schools in Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (12 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: The Royal Air Force has a long and illustrious history in Wales and the connection has been fostered and maintained by volunteer gliding schools. The MOD’s decision to denude Wales of such schools and make air cadets travel many hours to England has had nothing less than a devastating effect on young people and adult volunteers. What steps are being taken to return such schools to Wales?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Terrorist Attacks (5 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: What steps she is taking to ensure that the police and security services have the necessary powers to apprehend people planning terrorist attacks in the UK.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Terrorist Attacks (5 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: A major terror threat to the United Kingdom comes from people who are trafficked into this country. It is vital that we maintain the strongest possible intelligence-sharing relationships and agreements with other nations. What steps will the Home Secretary be taking to ensure that these agreements are prioritised and protected following the vote to leave the European Union?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (5 Sep 2016)

Byron Davies: As the Minister will know, last week the Police Federation called for a review of the position regarding police officers and visible tattoos. Can he assure me that the Home Office has no intention of relaxing the current guidelines?

Delegated Legislation: Cockling: Dee Estuary (19 Jul 2016)

Byron Davies: My south-Wales constituency has—or had—a great cockle industry in the Burry estuary. The constant complaint from cocklers at the moment is that although the estuary is badly managed by Natural Resources Wales, which is part of the Welsh Government, they still have to pay full licence fees. Does the hon. Lady agree that it is about time that the Welsh Government started taking a real...

Wales Bill: Super-majority requirement for certain legislation (5 Jul 2016)

Byron Davies: Thank you, Mr Gray, for giving me the opportunity to speak about the Bill today. I am delighted to see my neighbour, the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), on the Opposition Front Bench. By and large, I am happy with the measures and the devolution of some further powers to the Welsh Assembly. To be perfectly frank, I have never been a devolutionist, but I accept where we are and...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: This has been an interesting debate. I am most grateful to everyone who has taken part. I particularly thank the Minister for her remarks at the end. I just want to mention one thing, which relates to a point that the shadow Minister made. I spent 32 years as a senior Metropolitan police officer, and choosing to blame alcohol for just about everything is quite ridiculous. The issue is about...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: I had about 20 seconds left when the Division bell rang, so I will bring my speech to a close by saying that a triple whammy threatens to undermine the significant recent progress made by the industry and the Government working together to address alcohol harm. The triple whammy also threatens to do significant harm to our communities. We cannot afford to threaten the key bonds and...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: I beg to move, That this House has considered guidelines on alcohol consumption. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. I am delighted to have secured this topical and timely debate following the conclusion of the public consultation on the proposed new guidelines on alcohol consumption. Given the scale of public interest and levels of public and industry concern about...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention. I can only quote my own example, which is one of extreme caution with alcohol, but it has been thoroughly enjoyable at times in the 12 months since I have been here. Of course, we should not be complacent.

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: I am grateful for that intervention. I accept that we have to be very careful on that issue. We should not be complacent. It is essential that public health advice keeps pace with advances in scientific understanding. Crucially, the communication of any guidance from the state must be seen to be above reproach and carry the confidence of industry and the public alike. However, I felt this...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines (28 Jun 2016)

Byron Davies: I could not have put it better myself. I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. As I said, it becomes much easier to argue for more restrictions on alcohol availability, higher taxation of all alcohol regardless of strength, and more alarmist public health advertising to frighten people away from drinking. I am not a medic, but I have been around long enough to understand the old...


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