Results 61–80 of 10000 for speaker:Huw Irranca-Davies

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you. On both points, on the Welsh sea bird conservation strategy, we are very committed to that, and I think the work we've done in that area already is showing its benefits, and, clearly, we'd want to continue that work. The work that's been done I've seen first-hand, I think, alongside you and other Members—. I've forgotten the name of the dog that actually was deployed recently on...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much indeed. There were two things that you raised there; one, carbon capture and storage. I was down only last week in Milford Haven talking to companies who are trying to evolve, as part of this transition that we often talk about, away from industries of previous decades and so on into industries that can, actually—. Some of them might well deploy carbon capture and...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Delyth. It's great to be taking part in this debate with somebody who has consistently been so passionate about the marine environment as well, and the sustainable and productive use of that marine environment and getting the balance right.  Let me begin where you ended there, with local communities. It is something that I'm very fixed on, how we engage local communities...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much for that, and can I just echo your points? I know, coming off the climate change committee, where you’ve been a Member for some time there, I'm keen to carry on working with all Members here within the Senedd, and also with the committee as well, and with the ideas they bring forward. I guess the only constraint on us is the classic constraint within Government of...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: From fishing and seafood businesses, to attracting tourists, to the huge, untapped potential of green jobs in offshore wind, people right across Wales rely on the marine environment every single day. Looking globally, oceans are key to climate regulation, protecting us from even faster climate change. They are the largest carbon sink on the planet, absorbing over a quarter of the carbon...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much, Dirprwy Lywydd. This Saturday was World Ocean Day, and I welcome this opportunity to make a statement on our ambitions for our seas. Our seas and coastline are an iconic part of Wales, doubling the size of our country. The marine environment isn’t something that’s just far away, out there, deep underwater, that we don’t have to consider. Sixty per cent of people in...

7. The Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (Wales) Regulations 2024 (21 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Llywydd, and thank you to everybody who has contributed to this debate, and can I thank everybody for their support as well? I’ll deal with the questions that have arisen in a moment. But, James, thank you so much for the way you’ve spoken, signalling support for this, both on animal welfare grounds, but also, as I touched on in my opening remarks, on consumer...

7. The Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (Wales) Regulations 2024 (21 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch, Llywydd. Animal welfare is a priority for this Welsh Government. We want our farmed animals to have a good life, and we take welfare at slaughterhouses seriously. The Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (Wales) Regulations 2024 will require CCTV cameras to be installed in slaughterhouses in areas where live animals are unloaded, kept, handled, stunned and...

9. Short Debate: A rural poverty strategy for Wales (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Cefin, look, it's a fair point, but can I suggest—? There is a requirement on officials, cross-Government, to undertake an integrated impact assessment, including rural-proofing. Officials have to consider every policy in the context of rural-proofing. If it helps, I'm more than happy to speak to other Cabinet colleagues, as this is in my brief, and re-emphasise the need to actually do...

9. Short Debate: A rural poverty strategy for Wales (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Yes, indeed. 

9. Short Debate: A rural poverty strategy for Wales (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr iawn. Diolch, Cefin. Thank you, Cefin, for tabling this short debate on rural poverty, and also Mabon and Siân and Sam for their contributions as well. I think we can all agree that this a crucial issue, because we know that, across Wales, including in our rural communities, many people are struggling with the cost of living, so it's right that we look at how poverty is...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Siân, and it's nice to have you back.

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Nice to have you back. Llywydd, it’s helpful if I can restate our approach here and in Net Zero Wales—it’s how we increase renewable energy in Wales whilst also committing to phasing out unabated gas-fired generation, and it’s for the reasons that you outline. Where the Welsh Government is called to decide on future proposals, and I cannot, as I said in my response to you earlier,...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Carolyn, thank you very much. You are right that this could be something of a step change in the way that we deal with bTB, which is such a devastating illness for cattle but also for the farmers who see so many of their cattle then destroyed as a result of this. We have reason to be optimistic, but what we can't do is put a timeline on it, because we have to test and prove the efficacy of...

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

Huw Irranca-Davies: Field trials to collect data for the use of TB cattle are continuing. In tandem with this research and development work, we are considering strategies for incorporating cattle vaccination into our TB eradication programme. The future scale of use would be informed by the analysis of effects following the initial authorisation.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Communities at Risk of Flooding in South Wales Central (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: We often look outside the boundaries of Wales, and we should sometimes, to look at what other areas are doing to see if it works, but there are different approaches as well that we can do, bespoke to Wales. A national flood forum isn't an approach we take currently in Wales. It wasn't considered as an option, as NRW are being funded to undertake this work, but actually, in my own communities,...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Communities at Risk of Flooding in South Wales Central (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Heledd. We will provide more than £75 million to flood risk management authorities across Wales this financial year. This includes £5,706 million to risk management authorities in South Wales Central, which will be used for improvement works to flood risk management infrastructure, benefiting approximately 5,706 properties.FootnoteLink

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Water Safety and Drowning Prevention (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, John, and thank you for hosting that event last week, because it was truly excellent. It was a real pleasure and a privilege to speak with Leeanne. She, of course, addressed from the main stage in the Pierhead those who were gathered there. I think her work and her campaigning that went to, indeed, the Petitions Committee, as well, has been instrumental in pushing us along and...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Water Safety and Drowning Prevention (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, John. I was honoured to announce last week a newfound partnership between Water Safety Wales and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. This partnership enhances our combined efforts in reducing water-related accidents, and the Welsh Government has allocated up to £150,000 for 2024-25 to support these endeavours.

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Biodiversity Projects (15 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you. Gareth. You raise some important points. I mentioned how we do the monitoring of the efficacy in my initial response, but that wider question about how we go beyond public resource to actually attract ethical green investment with real integrity behind it is an interesting one. What we don't want to do, and we discussed this briefly in the debate on the sustainable farming scheme...


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