Social mobility in Wales – Chris Elmore.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the revised dates for the roll-out of universal credit are across job centres within the Ogmore constituency.
Chris Elmore: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Chris Elmore: I am exceptionally grateful to the right hon. Gentleman. He says that everyone has constituents who have been affected. Two of my constituents have told me that they believe that they lost their children as a result of the drug. It is even more severe than losing a baby; one of them lost several children by taking the advice of their GP. This is a fundamental issue of trust—trusting...
Chris Elmore: I rise to speak as secretary of the all-party group on state pension inequality for women. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing this debate. The manner in which the state pension change has affected 1950s women is totally unjust, unfair and immoral. This injustice has short-changed 2.6 million women, causing untold damage to them and their...
Chris Elmore: One in 10 fathers suffer with post-natal depression, and the suicide rate rapidly increases in men between the ages of 30 and 43 after having a child. My constituent Mark Williams from Ogmore Vale has been campaigning on these subjects, and he is an inspirational speaker. Will the Leader of the House find time for a Government debate to bring new light on to this area of mental health, which...
Chris Elmore: What steps he is taking to ensure that rights, entitlements, protections and standards in EU law are maintained in the UK after it leaves the EU.
Chris Elmore: The Prime Minister has said that full regulatory alignment with the Republic of Ireland is part of the deal that she negotiated last week. Can the Minister give an absolute guarantee to the electrical engineers in my constituency that product safety and workplace practices will be guaranteed after we have left the EU?
Chris Elmore: My hon. Friend may be aware that in a past life, before serving in this House, I led children’s social services in a local authority. One concern about family breakdown when a woman leaves prison is that sometimes the children have become looked-after, and it is extremely complex for the mother to gain access to their children through the looked-after children’s system. That adds...
Chris Elmore: I am sure the hon. Lady is aware that children whose mothers are in prison are, on average, 64 miles away from them. I agree wholeheartedly with what she says, particularly about electronic interaction. Does she agree that, if we are to overcome the sheer distances, particularly for Welsh prisoners—there are no women’s prisons in Wales, although I am not advocating for...
Chris Elmore: One of the trading opportunities we already have is at Ford in Bridgend, which is at risk of closure after Jaguar Land Rover’s contract ended early. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy met me at Ford yesterday. What is the Secretary of State for Wales doing to help to secure those jobs for the future?
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, further to the Written Answer of 13 November to Question 111397, what the timetable is for for a decision on delivering universal broadband; and if he will make a statement.
Chris Elmore: My hon. Friend is making a hugely important and passionate speech on this subject, which I know she cares so much about. She has mentioned lots of services in England, but could I take her to Wales for a moment? The Welsh Government have devolved responsibility for many of the areas that she is discussing. We have the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act...
Chris Elmore: The Secretary of State mentioned Jaguar Land Rover. As he will know, Ford in Bridgend, which neighbours my constituency and employs hundreds of workers there, is pulling out of the contract early. Has the Secretary of State had any conversations with Ford about the possibility of converging its lines to produce electric batteries for electric cars?
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has had from Network Rail on the closure of Pencoed level crossing.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on improvements to rail safety in Wales.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's cancellation of Great Western mainline rail electrification on his Department's proposals for improvements to rail safety standards in Wales.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, at what age female UK citizens living in (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries can claim their state pensions.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether women can claim the state pension at a younger age if they live abroad.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the level of in-person bullying against BAME people.