Results 1–20 of 1400 for speaker:Rhys ab Owen

10. Short Debate: Allied Steel and Wire workers and pension justice (19 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: In 2006, thanks to hard work by campaigners who are here today, and Baroness Altmann, the parliamentary ombudsman published a report on the misinformation of the then Labour Government, what they had said about the scheme. They said that the scheme would be fully funded, that pensions would be safe, that pensions would even be guaranteed. The ombudsman found that the official information...

10. Short Debate: Allied Steel and Wire workers and pension justice (19 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: For many, being a steelworker is more than just a job, it's part of their identity. Many followed their fathers and grandfathers to work as steelworkers. It's a dangerous job, injuries were common, yet we have repaid these individuals and their families by taking away their hard-earned pensions. In 1981, before you and I were born, Cabinet Secretary, workers at Allied Steel and Wire, not far...

10. Short Debate: Allied Steel and Wire workers and pension justice (19 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Llywydd. I would like to introduce this debate by drawing your attention to the former Allied Steel and Wire workers in attendance in the public gallery, along with some family members. Their strength and their desire for justice over such a long period of time is incredible and simply inspiring. I'm very grateful to have them here today. I'm also pleased that Adam Price is taking...

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Cabinet Office (19 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: What progress has been made on the work by the Welsh Government and the ONS on the coherence of Welsh language statistics between the census and other surveys?

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

Rhys ab Owen: Thank you, Minister. It's good to hear that the two-year waiting lists are reducing, but figures published at the end of last month by Digital Health and Care Wales show the challenge facing the health service—almost 600,000 on the waiting lists, 18 per cent on the strategic pathway for over a year, compared to 4 per cent in England.  The waiting lists for cancer treatments are terrifying...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Welsh Language Education Bill ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Thank you very much, Minister. I'm very pleased to hear that. And we've already heard this afternoon about the aim of reaching a million Welsh speakers. I'm sure we could all agree that this Bill is a crucial step towards achieving that goal, to ensure that Welsh-medium education and the Welsh language are available to all the children of Wales. I was also very pleased to hear your commitment...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Welsh Language Education Bill ( 5 Jun 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: 5. Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the progress of the Welsh language education Bill? OQ61189

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

Rhys ab Owen: 4. What is the Welsh Government doing to reduce the number of patients on waiting lists in South Wales Central? OQ61190

5. 90-second Statements (22 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: I'm grateful to my father that I can address you in Welsh today in the Welsh Parliament. The Welsh language had long since died out of the family when my father decided to learn the language. For him, the Welsh language was a gift, and it's difficult to believe today that the policy of Cardiff Council up until the end of the 1960s was that at least one parent had to speak the language before...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Fuel Poverty (22 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Weinidog. According to Care and Repair Cymru, older people are spending an average of 19 per cent of their income on energy. According to Citizens Advice, 11 per cent of people in Wales are in debt due to their energy bills, meaning they have to worry about bailiffs invading their homes, along with struggling to cover their monthly essentials. The Welsh Government has set targets for...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Fuel Poverty (22 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: 8. How is the Welsh Government tackling fuel poverty in Wales? OQ61167

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport (22 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: What steps is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that public transport in Cardiff is able to cope with large music events?

2. Questions to the Counsel General: Deposit-return Scheme (21 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Cwnsler Cyffredinol. I agree with you and agree with what Huw Irranca-Davies wrote last month in his written statement that this is another example of misuse of the internal market Act by the Westminster Government. Devolution should allow us to explore new ideas, but the UK Government doesn’t seem to share this aspiration for Wales. Instead, something as simple as including glass...

2. Questions to the Counsel General: Engaging the Public in Elections (21 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Cwnsler Cyffredinol. I'm glad you mentioned breaking down barriers to participation, because that was going to be my supplementary question with regard to the introduction of voter ID. I think it's fair to say that the introduction has been done in a chaotic manner and without any real logic. You're able to vote with an older person's bus pass, but not a young person's bus pass. You...

2. Questions to the Counsel General: Engaging the Public in Elections (21 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: 3. What lessons does the Counsel General consider could be learned from the recent Police and Crime Commissioner elections about how to better engage the public in elections? OQ61135

2. Questions to the Counsel General: Deposit-return Scheme (21 May 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: 4. What advice has the Counsel General provided to the Welsh Government regarding the UK Government’s intention to use its powers under the United Kingdom Internal Market Act to block glass from being included in the deposit return scheme? OQ61136

8. Debate on the Standards of Conduct Committee Report, 'Ninth report to the Sixth Senedd under Standing Order 22.9' (13 Mar 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Llywydd, for the opportunity to speak, and thank you in advance to my fellow Members for listening to what I have to say. I'll be making my speech in English as I want to speak directly to every Member. As many of you will know, this place does mean a lot to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak after what has been a long and difficult period. And while I wish I could have...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Reform of Devolved Tribunals ( 6 Mar 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Cwnsler Cyffredinol. One argument in favour of setting up a first-tier tribunal with multiple chambers is the opportunity to save money, to allow for the pooling of resources into a single pot, which then can be allocated flexibly in line with demand and will allow for tribunal users to access specialist services that they made not be able to otherwise. I was concerned to see recently...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The Building Safety Act 2022 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: Diolch, Cwnsler Cyffredinol. As you know, leaseholders in Wales feel that they are currently on a jagged edge. Whilst leaseholders in England are able to bring action to force developers to pay their fair share of the costs of remediation, those here in Wales are having to navigate layers of bureaucracy in order to get similar results. Constituents engaging with the leaseholder support scheme...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: The Building Safety Act 2022 ( 6 Mar 2024)

Rhys ab Owen: 3. What legal advice has the Counsel General provided to the Minister for Climate Change in relation to enacting sections 116 to 125 of the Building Safety Act 2022, in light of the ruling in Triathlon Homes v Stratford Village Development Partnership and others? OQ60788


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