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Welsh Affairs ( 2 Mar 2023)

Owen Thompson: I wish all Members a happy belated St David’s day, and I congratulate the hon. Member for Swansea East (Carolyn Harris) on securing the debate. As the only Member with a non-Welsh constituency to take part in the debate so far, I see myself as a friend and neighbour who is here to help contribute and to celebrate St David’s day. I hope that the story I tell shows the strong links that...

Written Answers — Treasury: Car Allowances ( 9 Feb 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will use the Spring Budget to announce an increase in Approved Mileage Allowance Payments.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: European Union: Scotland (30 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January to Question 126735 on European Union: Scotland, what evidence he used to determine that there is no desire in Scotland to have membership of the EU in his Oral Contribution on Impact of Leaving the EU on 11 Januarys 2023, Official Report, Column 546.

Ukraine Update (26 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: I, too, rise to welcome this statement and I thank the Minister for advance sight of it. I will largely echo the comments of others, because clearly all of us in this place stand united behind Ukraine and welcome the steps that have been taken. I do not think any of us can underestimate the steps taken yesterday with the decision by Germany and how difficult a decision that was for the...

Electoral Commission Committee: Political Donations and Donors: Electoral Law (26 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: Whether the committee has had recent discussions with the commission on the strength and transparency of electoral law on political (a) donations and (b) donors.

Electoral Commission Committee: Political Donations and Donors: Electoral Law (26 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: While I welcome steps to improve transparency in donations to political parties, what more can the Speaker’s Committee do to support improved transparency in donations to, and campaign activity of, non-party campaigners, and on increasing levels of foreign interference?

Wagner Group: Sanctions Regime (25 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: I would be grateful if the Minister could outline to us what it is about billionaire Russians such as Yevgeny Prigozhin and others that make this Government feel that they need special licences so much that they are able to dodge sanctions.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: European Union: Scotland (23 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January to Question 122480 on European Union: Scotland, whether his Department has commissioned (a) polling, (b) focus groups and (c) studies on attitudes towards the EU of people in Scotland.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla: Finance (18 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to provide additional funds to local authorities to cover costs associated with the Coronation.

Written Answers — Scotland Office: European Union: Scotland (18 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department has made an assessment of attitudes towards the EU of people in Scotland.

Wales: Devolved Budget for Wales: Impact of Inflation (18 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: What assessment he has made of the potential impact of inflation on the devolved budget for Wales.

Wales: Devolved Budget for Wales: Impact of Inflation (18 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: The Institute of Welsh Affairs says that budgetary pressures highlight the impotence of Welsh devolution and that tax scheme changes by the Scottish Government are a model that would help Wales’s financial situation. If the UK Government will not provide vital increases to devolved budgets, will the Secretary of State explore devolving similar tax-varying powers to Wales, as in Scotland,...

Points of Order (17 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I apologise to Mr Deputy Speaker for trying to intervene during the question session. However, this is important, because the statement of reasons is clearly a critical factor in the discussion. We were not able to question the Secretary of State on it after the statement, which he brought to the House. We are going to have a debate, which is...

Scotland Act 1998: Section 35 Power (17 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Scotland Act 1998: Section 35 Power (17 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: I think it is exceptionally discourteous of the Secretary of State to refer consistently to a statement of reasons that nobody in the Chamber except him appears to have seen. This was not an urgent question or something he did not know about; this was a statement he brought himself. We should have had the statement of reasons before he made this statement. What is it about persistent...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Transition Projects: Scotland (17 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: What plans he has to support energy transition projects in Scotland.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Transition Projects: Scotland (17 Jan 2023)

Owen Thompson: Former mining communities such as my own in Midlothian contributed so much to the economy through our mining history, but for many years they have been left behind after the pits were closed. New opportunities are now widely available, especially in coalfield communities, so will the Minister commit to a clear road map to fast-track more geothermal energy projects and to use mine water...


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