Results 1–20 of 28 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Tonia Antoniazzi

Private Sector Pensions (22 Jan 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: My constituent Michael Evans, a retired employee of Barclays, has raised serious concerns about the future of its pension fund. Given the £7 billion shortfall, is Barclays moving its liability to its investment branch in the hope that it can avoid having to cover the deficit?

RBS Global Restructuring Group and Smes (18 Jan 2018)

Tonia Antoniazzi: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) for securing this important debate. I was shocked when, soon after being elected, I was approached by constituents who had been affected by major banks employing such unfair and—one can say this—dishonest practices when dealing with their businesses. Although this debate is nominally about the practices of RBS,...

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) on securing this debate. I speak in support of this motion, delivering on the pledge I made when I was elected to this place that I would fight for the rights of 1950s women to obtain what they are entitled to. The way in which those women have been treated by the Government is disgusting and downright disrespectful. It...

Prisoners: Parental Rights — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (13 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Unfortunately, through a breakdown in communications, I have not been called to speak this morning. However, I support my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris). The case she discussed is my constituent’s, who I am here to support. Since first meeting my constituent and hearing her story of herself and her two children, I have wanted to ask how the law can allow the...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Wilson. I congratulate the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Chris Davies) on securing the debate. Having been brought up in Swansea East and educated in Morriston Comprehensive, he knows the area well. Swansea and the Gower is the hidden gem of Wales and the United Kingdom and deserves far more attention than it currently gets. My...

City of Culture 2021: Swansea Bid — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (5 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: That is a very important point to highlight. Walking and exercise are very important and form the recreational part of the bid. What happens in Swansea will then filter down into nearby constituencies. We also have some amazing food, from cockles and oysters from Oystermouth to Salt Marsh lamb from north Gower, delicious Gower Cottage brownies and Gwyr gin, which my hon. Friend the Member for...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith (Deidre Brock). I rise to speak in support of new clause 64 and the Labour amendments that seek to address the sidelining of the devolved Administrations. Since devolution, over 17 years ago, there has been considerable divergence in many policy areas between the different parts of the UK. Environment and rural affairs...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner). The Budget is a prime example of the contempt that this Government continue to show towards the devolved nations. By holding the purse strings on infrastructure investment, the Government are sucking the hopes and dreams out of future Welsh generations. The announcement that electrification to Swansea...

Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition): Tax Avoidance and Evasion (14 Nov 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Does the Minister agree that HMRC would serve the Government and the people of the United Kingdom better by challenging those who bend the rules rather than by fining my law-abiding constituent, Sheila, £1,600 for a £135 yearly tax bill, when all that she had failed to do was to press “enter” at the end of the form?

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: My brother and his family live in New Zealand and have done so for many years. They are happy with the PR system, instead of first past the post, which has given the country hope and a future. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is giving a little bit of something different?

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (30 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: In the light of the recent announcement that the Welsh Government will continue with their council tax reduction scheme, which has reduced council tax for almost 300,000 low-income and vulnerable families and has excluded 220,000 completely, will the Minister consider seriously the Welsh Labour Government’s excellent approach and the situation in England, where households pay around...

Business of the House (26 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: In the light of this week’s ruling by the Information Commissioner’s Office on unlawful calls made by Blue Telecoms on behalf of the Conservative party during the 2017 general election, will the Leader of the House make time available for a debate about the importance of all political parties fully complying with electoral law?

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (25 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Trying to get a decision on the Swansea bay tidal lagoon is becoming like groundhog day. Swansea is ready, and the investors are ready. May I ask the Prime Minister when she will be ready?

Universal Credit Roll-Out (18 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: I know I have not been here for long, but I am having difficulty believing my ears when I hear some of the stories from my hon. Friends who have already had this system rolled out in their constituencies. I am astounded by what I hear from some on the Government Benches and appalled when they say it is those of us on the Opposition Benches who are scaremongering. It leaves me to genuinely...

Surgical Mesh Implants — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (18 Oct 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Thank you, Mr Owen, for chairing this debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) on securing this important Westminster Hall debate on international menopause day. Women are always reluctant to speak out about the personal and intimate medical issues that they experience. Sadly, they are highlighted only when things go wrong. Two...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Thank you, Mr Paisley. You have indeed improved your pronunciation of my name. I would like to thank my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Albert Owen) for securing this debate. With the Government pursuing an ill-advised and short-sighted attack on renewables, the UK is set to miss its target. To put that into context, the EU is set to meet its target of producing 20% of its energy...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: I agree with my hon. Friend. We have to move forward, and we need the infrastructure commitment from Westminster to be able to do that. The tidal lagoon has a projected £1.3 billion capital spend, the majority of which will be spent in Wales and across the UK. The construction period is expected to contribute £316 million in gross value added to the Welsh economy and £76...

Energy in Wales — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (14 Sep 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Does my hon. Friend agree that we should ask the Government to secure a price per unit for wind energy for a year, rather than price variation?

Autism Diagnosis — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (13 Sep 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: I thank the right hon. Lady for stating that this issue is not party political. Although the UK Government have introduced an Autism Act, it does not include children and has no funding attached to it, whereas the Welsh Government are investing millions in an innovative national integrated service. As well as investing millions in neuro-developmental assessment services for children, they...

Business of the House (20 Jul 2017)

Tonia Antoniazzi: Only a week ago the Secretary of State for Transport told me that “electric trains will arrive in Cardiff and Swansea this autumn”—[Official Report, 13 July 2017; Vol. 627, c. 410.], so I am not going to ask a question on that. The Government are reneging not only on their commitment to reducing pollution from diesel engines, but on their commitment to reducing carbon...


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