Results 141–160 of 10000 for speaker:Huw Irranca-Davies

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Mabon. Can I turn, first of all, to the BVD issue? I can give you a further update to the question you raised the other day. First of all, we fully understand and appreciate the very serious impact of BVD, not just on standards of animal health and welfare, but also the impact of the disease on production and the serious economic costs as well to farm businesses....

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much, Russell. First of all, on the carbon sequestration and the 10 per cent trees, we've set up a panel deliberately to look at that. So, as opposed to ruling anything out, we want to consider those other options as part of that work that others have suggested might be good other ways of doing it. I think quite a lot of people here previously have been signatories to the...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Jenny, thank you so much for that question. Do you know, I, like you, am something of a fanatic about soil health, and the way that delivers multiple benefits? And we see it when it goes wrong as well, when you don't have soil, when you just have mud, and you have fields where the run-off is just taking that down into the streams below. Soil health, I can tell you, is part of the...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr, Llyr. You've raised again many issues there, but can I thank you just for welcoming the pragmatic and sensible approach, as you described it, of the way forward? Because we do have to design a scheme that, when it is ready to go, brings everybody with it, and that does, by the way, include all those people out there who support the wildlife and environmental ambitions,...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: James, thank you very much, and thank you for your comments welcoming the announcement that was made on the way forward. And, just to say, it is a way forward. I used a rugby analogy earlier on in an interview. A lot of what we are doing now is the preparation for the roll-out of a scheme where there is actually a lot of agreement already—the framework, the objectives, not only in terms of...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: The focus across our food-related policies is on join-up, partnership and well-being. I intend to publish 'Food Matters: Wales', which outlines our food-related policies and how they support producers, including farmers, and the supply chain to increase the availability of Welsh produce. I want to see Wales at the forefront of a thriving and innovative agriculture industry, and I'm committed...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: I have seen a draft of the analysis of over 1,200 consultation responses, and I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond. I expect to publish the analysis and the Government response in June, but it is already clear that some changes are needed. As set out previously, I am setting up a ministerial round-table to engage on what those changes should be. This will have farmers at the...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: The future of farming in Wales (14 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you, Llywydd. My vision is for a successful future for Welsh farming, producing food sustainably, looking after our environment and underpinning our rural communities. The sustainable farming scheme will provide support for farmers to deliver these objectives. My approach is about coming together, listening and working in partnership.

10. Short Debate: Soaring high: Reintroducing the white-tailed eagle to Wales ( 8 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: The key is ensuring that there is suitable habitat that will allow them to thrive without disturbance or harm. However, Wales is a small country. There are many uses of our countryside by many people, and this may make it less attractive to eagles, and for humans and eagles to live together in harmony. This is some of the working through we have to do. Indeed, incidental and sometimes...

10. Short Debate: Soaring high: Reintroducing the white-tailed eagle to Wales ( 8 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd, and it's a real pleasure to respond to this debate, and I thank the Senedd’s white-tailed eagle champion for his eloquent introduction of this important debate, and also, Peter, you too, for your comments on, when we look at the reintroduction of species, how we bring people with us, and explain what we’re doing as well. You started by talking about the red kite...

7. The Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2024 ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Just a very short response, thanking once again the LJC committee and welcoming the new Chair of the committee as well. But thanking them for their scrutiny, not just on the technical matters, but also that important issue over the operation, and the introduction, indeed, of the BTOM and the border control posts in Wales. As I've mentioned, they won't be in place before spring 2025, and the...

7. The Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2024 ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. I move the motion. The Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2024 amend the Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018 and the Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (Wales) Regulations 2019, which apply in relation to Wales.  From 30 April 2024, phase 2 of the border target operating model was implemented. This changed the requirement...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Dirprwy Lywydd, there was always going to be one question in this session, four weeks into my role, that would floor me, that I wasn't prepared for, and that’s the one. But what I will say is I’ll go back and check with my officials and see where we are on that, if a commitment has been made. My guess is that this is going to be to do with secondary regulations, so I will go and check,...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: John, thank you very much for that. Can I just commend the work that you're doing, but also all those involved in the living levels partnership? Genuinely, it's inspirational. And what's also inspirational is seeing how you can actually restore areas that were previously under threat, and actually bring them back into real thriving environmental life where you're restoring biodiversity, both...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Thank you very much, Mike. I think it's this week Alun Davies has a debate on the reintroduction of white-tailed sea eagles, which I'm looking forward to responding to, but it is remarkable, some of the success stories that we've had. People look around now and they see red kites everywhere. There was a time where you didn't see them, but now they're a success story, not only here in parts of...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Heledd. When I come out to meet residents with you and Vikki, I'll make sure I come armed with as much information as I possibly can from NRW on how they can proceed at pace, because, as you say, it's not only the effect on their homes, but their feeling of lives at risk. I've seen that previously when I was, in 2009, the environment Minister in the Department for...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Paul, thank you very much for that question, and thank you as well for the conversations that we've had in passing here raising your concerns about this. This does need to be sorted, without a doubt. Residents' minds need to be put at rest that these odours can be ended and that action will be taken. I understand the concerns of the local community, and this has been going on now for quite...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Vikki, thank you very much for that question in relation to the statement. I think anybody who has watched on the media the pictures of the people in Ynysybwl being affected, time after time, not just during storm Dennis but regularly—and we can see the pattern, as I was describing earlier: this is the type of weather incident we now have—our hearts go out to them. The trauma of having...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Yes, entirely, I accept that. We have to actually not just bring farmers with us, because that suggests a slightly paternalist, 'If we can package things, then everybody is with us.' But it's actually doing this with farmers, genuinely producing the outcomes of the SFS with wider partners out there as well, including the environmental organisations and so on, including academia—Aberystwyth...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs: Priorities for climate change and rural affairs ( 7 May 2024)

Huw Irranca-Davies: Janet, thank you for your welcome to my post. On that last point in particular, yes, entirely, and this is why the EU is now looking at carbon budgeting. We're slightly behind the curve in the UK, but we would support the UK Government in getting on with this, because we're at a slight economic, as well as climate, disadvantage in not being right there right now. We're going to be a couple of...


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