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Israel and Palestine ( 8 Jan 2024)

Jonathan Edwards: The Israeli Government have demanded full control of the Philadelphi corridor, the land border between Gaza and Egypt. As the Minister himself said earlier, it is the main aid corridor for UK and international aid into Gaza. The Egyptian Government are reportedly opposed to the proposal due to the effect on the country’s sovereignty, so how concerned are the British Government about the...

Israel-Hamas War: Diplomacy (11 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: United Nations Secretary-Generals initiate article 99 very rarely; I understand this is only the seventh time that this has happened, and it is only initiated when the Secretary-General believes an event threatens the maintenance of international peace and security. As the UK abstained on the resolution and 13 members supported it, with the US against, the UK are in an isolated position; does...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Israel: Occupied Territories (11 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what discussions he has had with the International Criminal Court on the adequacy of its funding to investigate conduct in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.

Sentencing Bill ( 6 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: It is a pleasure to make a brief contribution to this Second Reading debate. I hope to add to points that I have raised during the progress of the Victims and Prisoners Bill. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Sir Robert Neill). He always makes substantial contributions, on these matters and others, to which it is always a pleasure to listen. In January...

Victims and Prisoners Bill: New Clause 20 - Domestic abuse related death reviews ( 4 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: Diolch yn fawr, Mr Deputy Speaker; it is a pleasure to contribute to this debate. I rise to speak to my new clause 33, a probing amendment based on concerns I expressed on Second Reading about the Victims’ Commissioner lacking enforcement power, undermining their ability to protect victims. The shadow Minister, the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan), made similar comments during...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans ( 4 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Student Loan Company on the calculation formula used to determine overseas earnings thresholds for student loan repayments for English and Welsh students who live abroad or work for a foreign employer.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans ( 4 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Student Loan Company on the calculation formula used to determine overseas earnings thresholds for student loan repayments for English and Welsh students who live in the US or work for a US employer.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Students: Loans ( 4 Dec 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the calculation formula used to determine overseas earnings thresholds for student loan repayments for English and Welsh students who live overseas or work for a foreign employer was last revised.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electric Cables: Wales (30 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to page 95 of the Autumn Statement 2023, whether she has had discussions with the Welsh Government on the Transmission Acceleration Action plan.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: Prices (28 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to support vulnerable people of working age with their energy costs in winter 2023-24.

Autumn Statement Resolutions - Rates of Tobacco Products Duty (27 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: Before beginning my critique, I would like to welcome some of the Chancellor’s announcements. First, I welcome the decision to maintain the benefits calculation based on September’s inflation figure. Considering that energy and food prices are still rising, it would have been callous to change policy, as was briefed beforehand. I also welcome the increase in the minimum wage for those on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Fees and Charges (23 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to (a) produce and (b) publish a strategy to reduce the cost of dentistry.

Autumn Statement (22 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: In recognition of the impact of electricity pylon development on properties, the Chancellor announced compensation of £1,000 per property per year for 10 years. Does the policy apply in Wales? If it does not, will the Welsh Government receive funding for developments where they have competence, such as the one in the Tywi valley in my constituency? Regardless of that, he knows that the fall...

Media Bill (21 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: I am extremely grateful to the hon. Member for giving way and congratulate her on her appointment. The point that I would like to make to the Secretary of State is that, although there is a broad welcome in Wales for the reforms to S4C, it is a channel that seems at the moment to be at a crisis point; perhaps that is going too far—it seems to be in an element of turmoil. I would be very...

International Development White Paper (21 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: The White Paper’s focus on fragile and conflict-affected states is to be welcomed, but the Minister will know that, due to their very nature, these can be the most difficult places to operate in. Will he commit to reporting annually to the House so that we can monitor progress on the strategy?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Fees and Charges (20 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the potential impact of the cost of (a) public and (b) private dentistry on people's ability to access those services.

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (14 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: Avi Shlaim is an Arab Jew, who was born in Baghdad, served in the Israel Defence Forces and is a retired professor of international affairs at the University of Oxford. He probably knows more about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than most of us, and he says: “revenge is not a policy.” Do the British Government reject the position of the Israeli Government that they should have overall...

Written Answers — Home Office: Abortion: Demonstrations (13 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a timescale for the introduction of safe access zones near abortion clinics.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy: National Policy Statements (13 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to her Department's consultation entitled Planning for new energy infrastructure: revisions to National Policy Statements, when she plans to publish the revised National Policy Statement EN-5.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Electric Cables (13 Nov 2023)

Jonathan Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will commission a working group to consider advances in cable ploughing technology before publishing a new EN-5 Electricity Networks National Policy Statement.


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