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Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: S4C: Public Appointments (24 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had recent discussions with the Welsh Government and the independent television production sector on the appointment of a new Chair for S4C.

Holocaust Memorial Bill: Clause 1 - Expenditure relating to a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre (22 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: I thank the hon. Lady her for her amendment, which I am happy to support. Members of the Buxton family live in my constituency, so if the Government were to agree to it, that would go some way towards alleviating their concerns.

Knife Crime Awareness Week (21 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: There was a horrific incident at Amman Valley School, in Ammanford in my constituency, in which a pupil attacked two teachers and another pupil. Miraculously, nobody died, but one of the teachers sustained especially horrific injuries. Does the hon. Lady agree that there needs to be a focus on weapons in schools? For me, the fact that weapons are being produced in schools in somewhere like...

Royal Bank of Scotland Branch Closures (14 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: The hon. Lady is right about the need to look at the criteria for community banking hubs. My constituency has been left with one bank in one town, Ammanford. All the other market towns have lost their banks, but the community banking hub is not an option because the towns are so small. The current criteria work against the interests of rural Wales, so is there not an argument that the...

War Graves Week (14 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: Yesterday I visited Llandingat cemetery at the church in Llandovery, where there are several Commonwealth graves. I worked with Ryan Jones, who is a volunteer with the commission. Will the right hon. Gentleman pay tribute to the volunteers for their work in places such as Carmarthenshire looking after these graves?

International Health Regulations (14 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: Public health is devolved in the context of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, how often does the Minister engage with the devolved Governments on the UK Government’s negotiating positions in relation to these matters?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2024-25 ( 8 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: Following Brexit, the UK Government could have been extremely radical: they could have devolved corporation tax to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and they could have fully devolved income tax and VAT. Is it not amazing that following Brexit, and all the pain that it has caused, there is a complete lack of ambition about using any powers that Brexit enables?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2024-25 ( 8 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: At the beginning of his speech the hon. Gentleman mentioned Paul Johnson, whom the press has quoted today as saying that the Government and the Opposition are tied to the same fiscal path. Is that an ideological decision or a general election tactic? I am genuinely interested in hearing the answer.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2024-25 ( 8 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: I receive emails from constituents asking me why the Government are not unfreezing the personal tax thresholds.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 1 - Income tax charge for tax year 2024-25 ( 8 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way a second time. He started by talking about some of the fiscal measures that the Government have taken to reduce tax, but by not unfreezing the personal allowances, are the Government not taking money from one pocket and putting it back in the other?

National Grid: Pylons — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] ( 2 May 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: Diolch yn fawr iawn, Mrs Latham. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I congratulate the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness (Matt Warman) on securing the debate. He has succeeded where I failed, but I am grateful to be able to contribute to the debate, which he led so ably. There is no time to fall into poetic prose to describe the beauty of my constituency, but it is known as...

Port Talbot Steelworks (30 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: My constituents who work in Port Talbot inform me that there has been no progress on enhanced redundancy negotiations between the unions and Tata. Given the scale of the public investment involved, will the British Government use their leverage to ensure that Tata treats its workforce with a degree of dignity?

Checks on Goods Entering UK (29 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: My understanding is that the Minister was opposed to Brexit in 2016, and I presume one of the reasons for that is that he opposes red tape. Do this measure and others not indicate that, as feared, Brexit is turning into the biggest chapter of red tape in UK economic history?

UK Armed Forces in Middle East (29 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: My understanding is that the British Government do not support the ground offensive by the Israeli military in Rafah. Will they therefore use all the leverage at their disposal, including withdrawing arms export licences, if the Israeli Government act against British policy?

Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: I thank the Secretary of State and the shadow Secretary of State for their comments about the incident at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in my constituency last week. There is obviously now a criminal investigation ongoing and a charge of attempted murder, so it would not be wise to speculate, but as education is devolved in Wales, will the Secretary of State pledge to work with the Welsh Government to...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Green GEN Cymru: Licensing (24 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with OFGEM on the licence application by Green Gen Cymru to operate as an Independent Distribution Network Operator.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Green GEN Cymru: Licensing (24 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on an application to OFGEM by Green Gen Cymru for a license to operate as an Independent Distribution Network Operator.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Ombudsman (24 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the enforcement powers of the Energy Ombudsman.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Heat Pumps (18 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has had discussions with Ofgem to ensure that heat pump installation companies under the Energy Company Obligation scheme provide (a) a suitable service for customers to assist with problems and (b) provide advice on the optimal use of the new heating system.

Humanitarian Situation in Gaza (17 Apr 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: Following the Iranian attacks over the weekend, we are one step away from the precipice of a regional war. The comments of the Foreign Secretary this afternoon following his meetings with the Israeli Government—that he believes Israel is minded to act—should worry us all. The British Government rightly emphasise the need for de-escalation, but do they recognise that de-escalation must...


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