All 11 results for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Ben Lake

Higher Education Funding (11 Oct 2017)

Ben Lake: I sympathise with the Labour Front-Bench team’s position on this matter. Basing higher education funding on billions of pounds of student debt that might never be repaid is neither morally right nor operationally pragmatic, so I urge the Minister to commit to a wide-ranging review of higher education funding that encompasses not only tuition fees but maintenance grants and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Ben Lake: We are told that the UK Government are preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario. Will the First Secretary of State detail the preparations his Government have made for a scenario in which the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill fails to gain the legislative consent of the devolved Administrations?

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

Ben Lake: I acknowledge the support that the Welsh Government have provided for the tidal lagoon. The National Assembly also declared by resolution its support for it, cross-party.

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

Ben Lake: I echo the hon. Gentleman’s comments about the potential in Wales for hydro schemes. Dinorwig is a fantastic example of a larger hydro scheme. Does he agree that smaller hydro schemes—the potential of which we perhaps have not fully realised—are just as important for our energy mix in Wales? He also talks about the UK and Welsh Governments working in partnership. We...

Higher Education (England) Regulations (13 Sep 2017)

Ben Lake: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Business of the House (7 Sep 2017)

Ben Lake: May we have a debate in Government time on the impact on higher education institutions of the UK’s immigration policy throughout the Brexit process and beyond?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Funding in Wales (6 Sep 2017)

Ben Lake: As part of their arrangement with the DUP, the UK Government will contribute £150 million over two years to the improvement of broadband in Northern Ireland. As I am sure the Minister will be aware, of the bottom 10 UK constituencies for average download speeds, more than half are in Wales. What discussions has he had with Cabinet colleagues to ensure similar funding to improve...

Violence in Rakhine State (5 Sep 2017)

Ben Lake: Over the past five years, the UK Government have allocated over half a million pounds towards the provision of educational training to the Burmese security forces, which, among other things, aims to promote awareness of international humanitarian law, ethics and leadership. What assessment has the Minister made of the efficacy of such training, and, if it has been found wanting, will the...

Bill Presented: Passchendaele (13 Jul 2017)

Ben Lake: Diolch, Madam Deputy Speaker. Thank you for affording me the opportunity to make my maiden speech this afternoon. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes) and, in particular, the hon. Members for Glasgow North East (Mr Sweeney) and for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin), who both made excellent maiden speeches. Indeed, they set an exacting standard. They spoke...

Jobcentre Plus: Closures (6 Jul 2017)

Ben Lake: The Government seem obsessed with the spreadsheet economy to the detriment of our communities, which must suffer the consequences of austerity. The National Assembly for Wales does not have control over our own employment services, meaning that we too are quite vulnerable to the closure of jobcentres and the loss of hundreds of jobs. I urge the Secretary of State to reverse these planned...

State Pension Age for Women — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (5 Jul 2017)

Ben Lake: My hon. Friend is completely right to point out the despicable way in which women born in the 1950s have been treated. Does he agree that women in Wales are disproportionately affected by the administration of the changes?


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