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Welsh Affairs ( 2 Mar 2023)

Stephen Crabb: My hon. Friend made an interesting point earlier about structural challenges in the NHS. He has now moved on to the subject of local authorities. Does he think that, for a nation of 3.3 million people, a total of 22 local authorities is too many?

Welsh Affairs ( 2 Mar 2023)

Stephen Crabb: What a terrific privilege it is to follow the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris), who opened this annual debate on Welsh affairs in the very best traditions of the debate. She has never been afraid to work on a bipartisan, cross-party basis. She demonstrated again her values and her genuine desire to improve the communities she represents, and communities more generally across...

Welsh Affairs ( 2 Mar 2023)

Stephen Crabb: The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. He is exactly right, and I encourage him to follow the output of the Welsh Affairs Committee as we continue our inquiry into broadcasting in Wales. He may have seen a few weeks ago that Netflix chose to use the incredibly important forum of the Committee to announce its investment in its first Welsh-language drama. It is great to see Welsh-language...

Welsh Affairs ( 2 Mar 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I agree. We need to achieve alignment between the Crown Estate’s leasing auctions, the Treasury’s contracts for difference process and the commitments that developers make. The hon. Gentleman is exactly right that we need to hold their feet to the fire—whether the developers’ or the Crown Estate’s. When companies make promises to create x number of jobs and apprenticeships in his...

Wales: Renewable Energy ( 1 Mar 2023)

Stephen Crabb: On this St David’s Day there are many reasons to be positive about the Welsh economy, not least the role that Wales will play in delivering greater energy security for the UK and helping move us to net zero. On that theme, would the Minister agree that we have a brilliant opportunity with the deployment of floating offshore wind in the Celtic sea, but we need the Government to go ahead and...

Energy Security and Net Zero: Onshore Wind Farms (28 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: Alongside onshore wind, does my right hon. Friend agree with me that in this country we have a tremendous opportunity in front of us to seize first mover industrial advantage in the new floating offshore wind industry, particularly with respect to the Celtic sea? Does he agree with me that crucial to doing that, and to building domestic supply chains and domestic capability, is alignment of...

Freeports: Wales — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (21 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: I reiterate the point that the right hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts) made about grid capacity. If we read in detail the evidence received by the Welsh Affairs Committee, we see that it is very clear that when it comes to investment in the grid, business as usual is simply not going to cut it. I appreciate that the Government are making efforts to secure more timely...

Freeports: Wales — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (21 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: Just to clarify, that remark about “optical or political purposes” was a quote from the Welsh Affairs Committee report. It was not just a personal opinion.

Freeports: Wales — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (21 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Vickers, and to follow the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock). I agreed with pretty much everything he said; thankfully, there is no rule against repetition in this place, so I will proceed with my remarks. First, I would like to put on record my respect and appreciation for my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Môn (Virginia...

Freeports: Wales — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (21 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: The hon. Gentleman makes a crucial point. He is absolutely right that the Crown Estate must ensure those contracts have teeth. That will be crucial to ensuring that developers deliver on their commitments because, as he knows, it is one thing for them to speak to us politicians and tell us about all the good things they will do in our communities, but actually making sure they do them when...

Freeports: Wales — [Martin Vickers in the Chair] (21 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: It pains me to disagree with the right hon. Lady, but the debate about devolving the Crown Estate is a red herring. It is a question that I have explored with potential developers and something I have discussed with the Crown Estate and other potential players in this field. That will not be the critical intervention to ensuring this vision is realised in the way that we all hope. I...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters ( 3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that households unable to get energy smart meters are not (a) disadvantaged or (b) prevented from achieving the best energy rates when seeking the services of an energy provider.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy ( 3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of rural households which are able to have an energy smart meter installed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy ( 3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of properties (a) Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency, (b) Wales and (c) the UK that are unable to have an energy smart meter installed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Meters: Energy ( 3 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to make alternative measures available for rural households who are unable to have a Smart Meter.

Points of Order ( 1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside (Kim Johnson) for making that statement in her point of order, but my understanding is that the use of language such as “apartheid” and “fascist” is not just insensitive but a breach of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. Mr Deputy Speaker, what advice...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Uranium ( 1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of reports that Iran has increased production of High Enriched Uranium at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Uranium ( 1 Feb 2023)

Stephen Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s nuclear breakout time in light of reports of its increased production of High Enriched Uranium.

Holocaust Memorial Day (26 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: It is a pleasure to follow the new hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Andrew Western). I congratulate him on an excellent maiden speech, delivered in the very best traditions of the House. We wish him all the very best for his time serving his constituents. It is a privilege to speak in this debate to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a date that has become hugely important in our national...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Grassroots Club Rugby: Recovery after Covid-19 (26 Jan 2023)

Stephen Crabb: First, may I congratulate you, Mr Speaker, on last month becoming the new president of the Rugby Football League? I suspect that your form of the game will see a big influx of new players as the English Rugby Football Union seeks to rewrite the rules of the union game. Does the Minister agree that, given 75,000 players, coaches and supporters of the union game have already signed a petition...


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