Results 1–20 of 900 for speaker:Altaf Hussain

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Local Environment (19 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Cabinet Secretary, it is not just the projects that the Welsh Government funds directly that we should be concerned about, but also those funded by grants and loans. For example, a registered social landlord in receipt of numerous Welsh Government grants is pressing ahead with plans to destroy a unique habitat, home to many species of rare flora and fauna, to build social housing. In order to...

QNR: Questions to the First Minister (18 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: How does the Welsh Government ensure the well-being of all the people of Wales?

6. Debate on the Equality and Social Justice Committee Report, 'Actions, not words: towards an anti-racist Wales by 2030' (12 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: I would like to place on record my thanks to the Chair of my former committee, the excellent clerking team and all the witnesses who made this inquiry possible. When the Welsh Government introduced this anti-racist action plan, I made it clear that, while I supported the vision of an anti-racist Wales, the plan was not going to deliver it. It appears that I was not alone in my concerns.  I...

4. 90-second Statements (12 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. This week we mark Carers Week 2024. Carers Week is aimed at raising awareness of the challenges faced by unpaid carers across the nation and recognises the enormous contribution they make. But, more importantly, it is about ensuring that the voices of unpaid carers are heard. The theme of this year's Carers Week is 'putting carers on the map', which aims to ensure that...

3. Topical Questions: The Revised Pay Offer to BMA Cymru (12 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: It's great news you've come to the agreement with the BMA. Cabinet Secretary, I note your response to Mabon, but the fact that you were able to find funding for this enhanced pay offer now begs the question as to why was this not possible earlier. The people of Wales, our constituents, are facing the most inhumane waits for treatment, and while the Welsh Government was considering its...

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning (12 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on planning guidance in relation to acceptable levels of shadow flicker and ice shedding when considering applications for onshore wind turbines?

9. Short Debate: Dis-jointed care: Tackling joint and bone health in Wales ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Osteoporosis-related breaks most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep up with the loss of old bone. Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause, are at highest risk. And that...

9. Short Debate: Dis-jointed care: Tackling joint and bone health in Wales ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Thank you. A little over 20 years ago I published a research paper, 'Evaluation of one-year mortality rates in elderly patients with proximal femoral fractures'. During my career as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, I was seeing a worrying rise in elderly people dying from a hip fracture. When I conducted the research, I found that a delay in operating within 48 hours of the fracture...

3. Topical Questions: HM Prison Parc ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Cabinet Secretary, recent events at HMP Parc have been deeply disturbing and I welcome the resignation of the prison's director. While we await the outcome of the inquests to the tragic deaths at the prison, we have to ensure that the current prison population and their families are fully supported. The responsibility of prisons remain a matter for the UK Government, but the Welsh Government...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: NHS Staffing ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Cabinet Secretary, I won't rehearse the issues people are having trying to get to see a GP or a dentist. We all know the impact a lack of strategic workforce planning is having on access to care. However, I do want to concentrate on the impact staff shortages are having on the NHS's ability to respond to emergencies. Last week, the Welsh Ambulance Services University NHS Trust warned that...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: I am grateful to you, Minister. However, I believe we need a national strategy and a uniform set of standards when it comes to infection prevention and control in the care sector. Do you agree with me that we can’t allow a piecemeal approach to this, that no matter what local authority a care home falls under, or which regional partnership board is taking the lead, we need a national...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Thank you, Minister. Of course, one of the biggest complaints related to people’s experience of social care in recent times was the almost abandonment of the sector during the pandemic. We will probably never know the true number of people who needlessly died in our care homes during COVID-19. The fact that module 6 of the UK COVID inquiry has been delayed, and that we are unlikely to get...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Minister, this week I had the pleasure to visit Llais at their headquarters in Abercynon, and during conversations about their fantastic community engagement work, it emerged that far too many members of the public are unaware of Llais's role in being the voice of the public in relation to social care. What action can the Welsh Government take to promote the fact that Llais are the...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Town-centre Businesses in South Wales West ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Great to see you as Minister. Minister, our town centres used to be the lifeblood of our communities, but they have had the heart ripped out of them by poor planning decisions and competition from large out-of-town developments with free parking. We need to encourage more people to shop local and to support excellent independent retailers. To do that, we need to reintroduce free parking in...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: NHS Staffing ( 5 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: 3. What steps is the Welsh Government taking to ensure the NHS has sufficient staff to meet service demands? OQ61193

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

Altaf Hussain: Thank you for your statement, Minister. Transforming children's care is one of the most important tasks facing the Welsh Government. As the Minister rightly accepts, far too many children are entering the formal care system—higher than any other nation in the United Kingdom. We must do everything in our power to not only ensure the safety of children, but also ensure that they don't...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds ( 4 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Thank you for that response, First Minister. While seeking election to the post of First Minister, you stated on your social media channel that 'Protecting Greyhounds goes beyond just ending the sport—we need to ensure good care throughout a greyhound's life.' I could not agree more. But does the First Minister agree with me that ending greyhound racing sooner rather than later is key to...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Welfare of Racing Greyhounds ( 4 Jun 2024)

Altaf Hussain: 6. What action is the Welsh Government taking to protect the welfare of racing greyhounds, both on and off the racetrack? OQ61220

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Impact of the Cost-of-living Crisis on Disabled People (22 May 2024)

Altaf Hussain: Cabinet Secretary, as Llyr has highlighted, the cost-of-living crisis has had a dramatic impact on many disabled people. Thankfully, inflation is now under control, and the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of England have upgraded the UK growth prospects once again. Sadly, decisions such as increasing the charge for non-residential care are certainly creating fear amongst many...


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