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8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Nuclear (19 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Plaid Cymru have long campaigned to ensure the Wylfa development is a community-centred development, so that local businesses and local workers are served by the development and not the other way around. I will end, Llywydd, just by pointing to the fact, as well, that unless we get to grips really with the skills strategy for our economy, then all of this is just conjecture, isn't it? We know...

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Nuclear (19 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: We've just said, right, that we'd be supporting the United Nations' treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. That requires work across the global community, doesn't it, to disarm. You can't expect every country in the world to disarm if nobody's willing to take the first step. So, working together, through peaceful means, is always the better way forward. I'll move on to nuclear energy....

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Nuclear (19 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Yes.

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Nuclear (19 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Diolch, Llywydd. Well, let's start with nuclear weapons. They're deadly, they're terrifying and, in a flash, all of this could be over. Devices capable of ending human civilisation. Now, despite the supposed deterrence that these weapons provide, recent events tell a different story, don't they? Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the conflict in the middle east demonstrate that wars persist...

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Economic policy (12 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. Whatever was left of the Tories' self-proclaimed reputation on economic competence lies in tatters after 14 years of austerity that's widened societal inequalities, after a hard Brexit that's contracted trade in goods by over 13 per cent, and, of course, after the catastrophic Truss mini-budget that sent mortgage rates soaring and wiped £30 billion from the public...

7. Statement by the Minister for Social Partnership: The retail sector — Contributing to Wales's economic mission (11 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: I don't believe I've had the opportunity to formally welcome you into your new post, Deputy Minister, so I'll take that opportunity now. I want to start by just saying, actually, I think the focus on people and skills is a really important one, and I think potentially the right one to start with, because I think what we often forget about with the retail sector—and I also include...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Arbed Scheme (11 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Thank you for that answer, First Minister. I understand that Warmworks has been commissioned to deal with the insulation repair scheme, but residents in Caerau in the Llynfi valley have been contacting me with concerns. They've lost faith that anything will be sorted given the amount of time that this has gone on for. They're concerned that there's no talk of compensation despite residents...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Arbed Scheme (11 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: 8. What discussions has the First Minister had with Bridgend County Borough Council regarding support for residents adversely affected by the Arbed scheme? OQ61253

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

Luke Fletcher: Of course, everything that has gone on in Parc right now has caused serious concern for a number of people. G4S are proving that they're unable to run the prison, just like they proved they were unable to run Birmingham, and just like Birmingham, it should be taken back into the hands of the prison service, and out of private hands. You mentioned you had meetings with partners. Could you tell...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: The Fire and Rescue Services ( 5 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Thank you for that answer, Cabinet Secretary. Of course, I'm sure you're also aware of the research conducted by the University of Central Lancashire and the Fire Brigades Union into firefighter health in the workplace. As I've mentioned previously, instances of cancer among firefighters aged 35 to 39 are 323 per cent higher than in the general population. That is a startling figure, so what...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: I have accepted all along that Welsh Government is limited in what it can do, but that doesn't stop you calling on the UK Government to make these decisions on nationalisation, or even preservation. Now, the Government has been reluctant to do that up until this point. It seems like it's still in that position. What's really worrying is the lack of detail about how the £3 billion deal put...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: I have to say, I was taken aback yesterday by the Cabinet Secretary's comment saying the solutions that both myself and Adam Price have championed are not grounded in reality. He's repeated that here now. But the reality as I see it is that the closures are imminent, Tata are refusing to change course, and are even looking to potentially accelerate the process in response to workers standing...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople ( 5 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Diolch, Llywydd. Cabinet Secretary, I want to follow up on yesterday's Government debate on steel and just express my disappointment that Plaid Cymru's amendments to the motion were voted down. I don't think that the Government, or the Tories for that matter, can credibly claim to want to do something about this if they won't even commit to exploring other options on the table. What Plaid...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: The Fire and Rescue Services ( 5 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: 11. What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary had with the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning about the Welsh Government's progress in relation to health policy within the fire and rescue services? OQ61211

8. Debate: The Steel Industry in Wales ( 4 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Diolch, Llywydd. I move the amendments tabled in the name of Heledd Fychan. I'll start by saying that Plaid Cymru support what is set out in the original motion. As far as this goes, we are clear that there is a future for primary steel making in Wales and that our steelworkers should be supported, but this is, frankly, a statement of the obvious. The original motion doesn't get us to taking...

3. Debate: The Infected Blood Inquiry Report ( 4 Jun 2024)

Luke Fletcher: Firstly, I want to pay tribute to all those who have campaigned on this issue and continue to campaign. Some are here with us today, and we will remember the ones who are not. As the Cabinet Secretary highlighted, before FMQs, there was an opportunity to listen to those affected by this scandal, and I don’t think anyone could have left that room without a clear understanding of the...

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

Luke Fletcher: Well, this is why, for example, I've talked about the charge needing to be at the right level for starters, right? You say that there is no tourism levy in the rest of the UK. I'd say that that is the case until the point where places like Cornwall, for example, who are talking about that right now—. I think I'm right in saying Manchester is considering it. Again—[Interruption.] Exactly....

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

Luke Fletcher: Yes, of course.

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

Luke Fletcher: I think that's quite an unfortunate intervention there, talking Wales down; he doesn't think that Wales can compete on an international level. There's a number of reasons why people come to Wales, of course, isn't there? I for one go to north Wales on a regular basis, west Wales to go hiking, no matter the weather—[Interruption.]—of course. There are other areas in Europe—again, we look...


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