Results 1–20 of 1000 for speaker:Carolyn Thomas

1. Questions to the First Minister: Support for the Economy in North Wales (11 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Fourteen years of Tory austerity have dismantled public services and funding, which could pay for free car parking and toilet facilities. It's had a severe impact on small businesses across north Wales due to inflationary pressures and the cost-of-living crisis. Many families now have less money in their pockets to spend in local shops, and there are fewer facilities. A Labour Government in...

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: HS2 funding ( 5 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: HS2 has been a complete disaster by the UK Government: ripping up countryside, destroying homes, and costing the taxpayer billions. I met someone who is now living in Flintshire whose home was compulsorily purchased. He was so angry at the scheme and the devastation that it caused, plus the massive costs as well. In 2011, costs were projected at £32 billion, but by 2020, they were projected...

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: HS2 funding ( 5 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Will you take an intervention?

7. Plaid Cymru Debate: HS2 funding ( 5 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: But Network Rail are in charge of the railway infrastructure, aren't they, so—

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Culture and Social Justice — Reaffirmation of our values ( 4 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Diolch, Llywydd. For me, Welsh Labour values are ensuring that nobody gets left behind, and access to play, music, culture can easily become affordable for only those that are wealthy if they're not subsidised by public funding, and that funding's been cut so much over the last 10 years, and it worries me when I hear rhetoric as well saying that we need to grow the economy before we can have...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The North Wales Economy ( 4 Jun 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: We've not even seen any development funding for those projects mentioned in north Wales yet. In the last 14 years we've seen the UK Tory Government make vicious real-terms cuts to the building blocks of economic growth: health, social care, housing, wages and local authority budgets. We've seen them starve Wales of the funding it needs, whether through successive austerity budgets or through...

7. Debate on petition P-06-1407, 'We want the Welsh Government to rescind and remove the disastrous 20mph law' (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Just to correct that, I actually live in the region that I represent, North Wales. Do you agree that that is correct?

7. Debate on petition P-06-1407, 'We want the Welsh Government to rescind and remove the disastrous 20mph law' (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Earlier, I said that councils in north Wales were just waiting for the further guidelines before making their exemptions. I know that Denbighshire have got a list of 25 roads to make back up—rather than do it twice. So, I just wanted to make that point there. And there have been discussions with Arriva and they're putting forward roads as well. Do you think that that's going to be useful,...

7. Debate on petition P-06-1407, 'We want the Welsh Government to rescind and remove the disastrous 20mph law' (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: As a town and community councillor, one of the common complaints I received was about speeding. Implementing the default 20 mph has definitely made drivers more conscious of their speed, and walking along our highways feels safer and more peaceful. When I was a cabinet member for highways at Flintshire County Council, I had requests for 20 mph zones to be introduced, as they had been across...

4. Topical Questions: A Nuclear Power Station at Wylfa (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: I've heard there have been discussions with South Korea—the irony of Great British Nuclear and then letting foreign Governments profit from it while the risk is taken up by public funds. Hinkley B's estimated cost was £18.2 billion. Updated costs are now £31 billion, and EDF has estimated £46 billion. Regarding needing this for baseload, the former chief executive officer of the National...

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: Sustainability and the Natural Environment (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Thank you for that. It’s really pleasing to hear about all that goes on; it would be great to promote it on the Senedd website as well. I did look on the Senedd website and that’s where I heard about the bees, so I went to see them yesterday and really enjoyed the visit—thank you. I recently sponsored a Senedd biodiversity day, bringing together 25 organisations from across Wales to...

3. Questions to the Senedd Commission: Sustainability and the Natural Environment (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: 1. How does the Senedd Commission promote the importance of sustainability and protecting the natural environment on the Senedd estate? OQ61138

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice (22 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: How does the Cabinet Secretary work with the Children's Commissioner for Wales to promote the importance of social justice amongst young people?

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB Cattle Vaccine (15 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: Thank you for the answer, Cabinet Secretary. As we all learned through COVID, breaking chains of infection is important, and vaccination, as well as hygiene, is a key part of this. Studies have shown a reduction in transmission in vaccinated cattle, with a total vaccine efficacy of 89 per cent. These suggest that vaccination could represent an important tool for bTB control. As of 2024, the...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB Cattle Vaccine (15 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: 8. Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the planned deployment of the bovine TB cattle vaccine? OQ61107

8. Legislative Consent Motion on the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (14 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: We discussed this Bill at committee, but I was really alerted to having the national underground asset register being added to it, and, apparently, it was added at the very last minute, so I was a bit concerned why it was added last minute. I have written, but I haven't had a response from the Secretary of State. Our underground infrastructure is hugely complicated. It's a mix of pipes and...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Healthcare Provision in North Wales (14 May 2024)

Carolyn Thomas: There is a lot of positivity happening as well in the NHS—a lot of people are being seen, and I welcome investment in north Wales, with the new orthopaedic unit being built, well-being hubs, investment in community provision, and extended hours to minor injury units, which is making a difference. I also welcome the new medical school for north Wales, and the new medical training centre for...


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