Results 81–100 of 1700 for speaker:Rhianon Passmore

5. Statement by the Minister for Economy: Progress Update on the Plan for Employability and Skills (24 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Diolch, Llywydd. Thank you. Minister, I warmly welcome your statement today and its real contribution toward our stronger, greener and fairer Wales. As we face head-on the loss of extensive specific EU funding, the pandemic impact and over a decade of real-terms cuts to the Welsh budget, this update on the progress of the aim of the plan for employability and skills is an important reminder...

9. Short Debate: Breaking the class ceiling — Building an egalitarian Wales (18 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: When the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, addressed the recent Labour Party conference in Liverpool, he confronted head-on the concern that for too long the voice of the working class has felt undervalued, dialects unheard, and 200 years on from the charter of our Chartists in representational politics, in 2023, the Westminster Cabinet of Etonian millionaires has not changed either....

9. Short Debate: Breaking the class ceiling — Building an egalitarian Wales (18 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Diolch, Llywydd. I'm very deeply honoured to represent Islwyn. The constituency that I represent is a proud collection of working-class Gwent valleys towns and villages that were historically known for coal mining, with the very largest council estates in the region built for the steelworkers of Newport. Our industrial heritage is both long and strong; and I stand as the elected...

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Homelessness (18 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: I was waiting for you to let me in there, Janet. Do you see any synergy or culpability in terms of UK welfare benefit cuts—for instance, the single bedroom tax, the depletion in housing benefits—for being in any way responsible for some of that change?

2. Questions to the Minister for Health and Social Services: Accident and Emergency Departments (18 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Post Brexit and post COVID, health-needed demand, as the Minister knows, has rocketed across the UK and Wales. The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board covers the most dense areas of industrial ill health, a former Objective 1 area, and of course the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation scalic need. So, the health board has stated: 'Like every other Health Board in Wales, we are facing the...

QNR: Questions to the Economy Minister (18 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: What is the Welsh Government doing to assist the establishment, growth and development of businesses in Islwyn?

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Cost-of-living Crisis (17 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Thank you, First Minister. Earlier this year, Newsquest Media Group Wales launched their inaugural Our Communities Together appeal, in partnership with Community Foundation Wales. As a result, community groups across Wales have been awarded grants totalling more than £1 million to help people through the cost-of-living crisis. The appeal by the Free Press Series and its sister...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The Cost-of-living Crisis (17 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: 3. Will the First Minister provide an update on how the Welsh Government is supporting community groups in Islwyn through the cost-of-living crisis? OQ60134

8. Voting Time ( 4 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Llywydd, sorry. I've got a problem.

QNR: Questions to the First Minister ( 3 Oct 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Will the First Minister provide an update on Welsh Government action to enhance rail services in Islwyn?

2. Questions to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language: Adult Community Learning (27 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Diolch, Minister. Last week was Adult Learners' Week 2023, and Adult Learners' Week is an annual campaign co-ordinated in partnership with the Welsh Government that aims to connect people to a wide range of learning opportunities and demonstrate the benefits of adult learning and celebrate the very real achievements of people, projects and organisations across Wales, and organisations that...

2. Questions to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language: Adult Community Learning (27 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: So, thank you all very much.

2. Questions to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language: Adult Community Learning (27 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Minister, we know that people's employment journey will be varied and will require adaptability and flexibility to reskill increasingly throughout working lives. More so than ever, as we see major companies now disinvesting or folding across Great Britain due to what seems to be the UK policy impacts of record-high inflation, chronic lack of growth and the inability to trade effectively with...

2. Questions to the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language: Adult Community Learning (27 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: 6. What is the Welsh Government doing to support adult community learning in Islwyn? OQ59964

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The health budget (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Thank you. In regard to standing up for Wales, do you not understand that there is any agency for you to be able to petition the UK Government to say that we don't have enough money coming into Wales? Is that not part of your mandate?

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The health budget (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Will you take an intervention?

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The health budget (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: I met with the chief executive of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Nicola Prygodzicz, this week to discuss the very real issues revolving around healthcare in Gwent and, actually, across the UK. The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board stated publicly that their deficit has been driven primarily by rising costs over the last few years. Indeed, large inflation hikes and serious...

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The health budget (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Will you take an intervention, Joel?

7. Welsh Conservatives Debate: The health budget (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Do you not see any interconnectivity between the relationship and the union of the devolved nations with the UK Government and the interplay of the fact that we rely, vastly, majoritively, on the UK Treasury for what comes into Wales, and that's been depleted? 

1. Questions to the Minister for Economy: High Streets in Islwyn (20 Sep 2023)

Rhianon Passmore: Thank you, Minister. On Sunday, Wilko's Blackwood store closed its doors for the final time, following the company's financial collapse. In a capitalist economy, ultimately it is private business and the marketplace that dictates how business is transacted and which businesses succeed. Paul Butterworth, CEO of Chambers Wales, was recently quoted as saying: 'The retail picture...reflects the...


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