Results 1–20 of 2000 for speaker:Joyce Watson

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB in Mid Wales (19 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: We know that the on-farm slaughter of cattle with TB is often traumatic and has a real impact on farmers and also their families. Following the establishment of the TB advisory group, the Welsh Government recently announced changes to help reduce the number of cattle slaughtered on farm, particularly those who are at the last stages of pregnancy. I've heard some very positive feedback from...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Improving Educational Attainment (12 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: Diolch, Cabinet Secretary. I was really pleased to hear that the attainment champion pilot is to be extended into a second phase this September, and the pilot, which was designed to help tackle the impact of poverty on pupils' educational attainment and to boost standards in schools, has shown some positive results. So, I'm delighted to see that it is to continue. Cabinet Secretary, do you...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning: Support for Town Centres (12 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: I thank you for that answer. I was particularly pleased to see the Transforming Towns grant being used to renovate two important historic market halls in my constituency of Mid and West Wales. Work with funds from this Welsh Government grant and European capital funding, and capital investment from Ceredigion County Council in the case of Cardigan market hall, have recently enabled the...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning: Support for Town Centres (12 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: 1. What is the Welsh Government doing to support town centres in Mid and West Wales? OQ61236

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Improving Educational Attainment (12 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: 5. What is the Welsh Government doing to improve educational attainment? OQ61237

6. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: D-day and Armed Forces Week (11 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: Diolch, Llywydd. I want to thank you for your statement today, and I want to join Ministers and colleagues here today, and outside, in paying tribute to those who risked their lives, and those who, sadly, gave their lives, for our futures, and recognise the huge debt of gratitude to armed forces personnel and veterans. The second battalion of the South Wales Borderers advanced the furthest...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: A sustainable Welsh marine environment (11 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: Diolch, Cabinet Secretary, for your statement. Over half the area of Wales is made up of the marine environment and is home to a huge variety of habitats and marine life. We are lucky enough to have important colonies of sea birds, like the puffins that have just been mentioned, but also Manx shearwaters off Skomer island, terns off Anglesey, bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan bay and grey seals...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Six Goals for Urgent and Emergency Care Two Years On (11 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: I am going to. If you ask anybody that's been there, they will tell you they have good service. So, going forward, and, again, looking at progress along the plan, when can we expect to see the next statement from you that shows, I suspect, even further progress on this path?

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Six Goals for Urgent and Emergency Care Two Years On (11 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: Thank you for your statement today, Cabinet Secretary. I think the most important thing about the six-point plan is that people get the right care, at the right time, and in the right place. Opening up 16 urgent primary care centres across Wales is a really, really good investment, because most of those urgent primary care centres are closer to home than the A&E—as most people refer to...

6. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The First Minister ( 5 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: I think integrity, respect, judgment and timing are everything. And what have you done today? My father was involved in the D-day landing. Before that, he'd been a prisoner of war for four years. What you've done today is put a focus here. You have prevented people like me being represented by the First Minister down in Portsmouth. I spent this morning watching those veterans. If my father...

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language ( 5 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: What is the Welsh Government doing to help businesses to reduce their energy usage?

6. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: Transforming Children's Services ( 4 Jun 2024)

Joyce Watson: I want to focus on Parts 3 and 4, but I also want to make the point that I welcome working with Plaid Cymru on removing that profit element from the care sector. But due to time restrictions, I want to focus on 3 and 4. Part 3 is about sharing, through a good practice forum, the needs of children with complex needs who find themselves needing residential care. The money, the £25.4 million...

10. Short Debate: A construction skills system fit for the future (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: In Wales the Welsh Government has worked over many years with industry stakeholders to implement policies that aim to strengthen the skills system. In 2018 Qualifications Wales published 'Building the Future', the review of qualification in the construction and the built environment sector in Wales. Following a consultation, Qualifications Wales worked with awarding bodies to introduce 22 new...

10. Short Debate: A construction skills system fit for the future (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: CITB forecast that the construction output in Wales would grow by an annual average of 1.2 per cent between 2004 and 2008. Clearly, the industry has huge importance and impact across the Welsh economy. Here are some of the examples of the ongoing infrastructure projects in my Mid and West Wales region: floating offshore wind in the Celtic sea; improvements to the A40 between Llanddewi Velfrey...

10. Short Debate: A construction skills system fit for the future (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. The theme of today's debate is construction: a construction skills system fit for the future. I'd like to give a minute of my time to Mike Hedges, after I speak. I've always been a keen advocate for the construction industry in Wales, and I am the current chair and founder of the cross-party group on construction, which was established in 2007. It was first called the...

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Tourism (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: No flies on you, Russell. [Laughter.] 

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: Making the Senedd Estate Dementia-friendly (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: Thank you. We are always wanting to engage with people, and to make the experience of anybody coming here a good experience, so, of course, we would commit to engaging. And the Commission's newly designed inclusive customer service training module will provide best practice when liaising with people with dementia and those who support them. It will raise our staff members' awareness and...

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: Making the Senedd Estate Dementia-friendly (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: Thank you, Luke, for your question. The Senedd is committed to making the Senedd estate welcoming and accessible to people with dementia, and to the people that accompany them as well. Since the Commission committed to becoming a dementia-friendly organisation in 2015, we continue to build on this work in the sixth Senedd, including providing training to staff, as well as awareness-raising...

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (22 May 2024)

Joyce Watson: I absolutely do agree with you, Mike. Hearing loop provision around the estate has been audited and improved, and improved one-to-one loop systems are installed at reception in all three buildings. We have now purchased newer, more advanced portable loop systems, which can be used in meeting rooms and bigger event spaces, because, clearly, the pre-existing ones weren't adequate. The Siambr,...


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