Results 41–60 of 1400 for speaker:Sioned Williams

8. Debate: The Steel Industry in Wales ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: In every statement and debate we have on Tata—and we've had a few, as Members have mentioned—we always hear the Welsh Government refer to the difference a Westminster Labour Government could make to the future of the plant at Port Talbot and the fate of the thousands of its workers, and today was no exception. And, of course, we heard Keir Starmer say when he was in Wales last week that...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Culture and Social Justice — Reaffirmation of our values ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: 'It's a bit like marking your own homework. I think that it's difficult to monitor progress when you don't have clear targets, because you are just reporting on trends. You're not actually reporting on the effectiveness of your own interventions.'

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Culture and Social Justice — Reaffirmation of our values ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: Will we therefore see a change, Cabinet Secretary? Are you ready to listen to this advice and show that you're serious about doing everything possible to ensure that your work in this area is as effective as possible? You also say that the fight to lift children out of poverty will be at the heart of all of your work. So, what work will you do to drive the work to create a Welsh benefits...

5. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Culture and Social Justice — Reaffirmation of our values ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: Thank you for your statement, Cabinet Secretary. I'm pleased to hear the focus that you have on child poverty in particular. It's shameful, in my opinion, how little we've heard from the leaders of Labour and the Tories during the election campaign about the millions who are without the basics of life, and about the fact that the use of foodbanks is at an all-time high. Throwing around terms...

3. Debate: The Infected Blood Inquiry Report ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: 'To save face and to save expense, there has been a hiding of much of the truth.' Sir Brian Langstaff's damning and shocking words must be at the very forefront of our minds as we consider the impact of the infected blood scandal on the constituents that we represent here. There are two sisters from the Swansea valley in the public gallery today, Sharon and Rhian. They wanted me to highlight...

QNR: Questions to the First Minister ( 4 Jun 2024)

Sioned Williams: What steps is the Welsh Government taking to reduce levels of child poverty in South Wales West?

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: I agree with you entirely on that. And to the Minister, I would say this:

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: It's all good stuff, and I mentioned a lot of the things that I said I was praising in the curriculum and The Politics Project, although perhaps I can write to you or the Counsel General about getting an evaluation on some of that, because I know there's been underspend year after year, and it isn't clear to me exactly what value we're getting. We know, with the 16 and 17-year-olds' first...

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: Thank you, Dirprwy Lywydd, and thank you to everyone who has contributed.

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: I'll start with Tom. 'Politics is best left to the politicians.' Oh, Tom. I completely agree with you that teaching staff need better support. We need to empower them to feel confident, and I pointed that out in my initial contribution. But as Delyth rightly pointed out—. I'll give you some etymology as well: democracy. Democracy comes, of course, from the Greek demos, meaning 'people', and...

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: Thanks, Heledd. I agree entirely in terms of the engagement sessions. They're inspirational. I was with Cwmfelin Primary School year 6, this morning, from Maesteg. The questions I received from them were excellent, but I agree entirely with you we do tend to see the same schools. The same teachers arrange hustings when it comes to elections. Perhaps we'll have ones soon in our local schools...

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: 'If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.'

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: If people can be better equipped to understand how they can have an influence—not just in terms of how laws are made, but how to change them—it could be transformational for our society and our nation. We must ensure that future generations can fully participate in the Wales of the future. There are many ways to ensure the education that we need to deliver this, and I look forward to...

6. Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal: A Bill for political education (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: Thank you, Dirprwy Lywydd. Well, it's a time of electoral reform. We've recently passed a historic piece of legislation that will ensure that the Senedd is, at last, fit for purpose and better serves the people of Wales. Wales has shown that it can lead the way in terms of democracy. We will be the first nation in the United Kingdom to move to a fully proportional method for electing the...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: Improving Public Transport in South Wales West (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: Diolch, Cabinet Secretary. I was pleased to see proposals for a slight increase in service provision along some railway stations across South Wales West. However, concerns have been raised with me that, for some stations, the level of service being proposed falls short of what was previously promised. Stations that make up the Swanline service, such as Llansamlet, Skewen, Briton Ferry,...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: Improving Public Transport in South Wales West (22 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: 5. Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on plans to improve public transport in South Wales West? OQ61128

4. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: The Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill (21 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: I very much welcome this move to remove profit from the care system. As you mentioned, it's one piece of work alone that needs to be done to ensure the radical reform of the care sector that we very much need in Wales. And as Jane Dodds mentioned, we have to do more to prevent so many children and young people—far too many of them in Wales—from entering the care system in the first...

7. Statement by the First Minister: Tata Steel (14 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: I'm disappointed to hear that the First Minister hasn't returned with any tangible good news for the workers and residents of Port Talbot, and I know many of the people I represent are going to be devastated. Workers are already being forced to leave their communities, and sometimes their families, due to the uncertainty of the last months and Tata's catastrophic job cut plans. In the wake of...

6. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: Our vision for foster care in Wales (14 May 2024)

Sioned Williams: Thank you for your statement, Minister. I'm pleased to note on behalf of Plaid Cymru the importance of Foster Care Fortnight and, of course, the invaluable contribution made by foster carers. Plaid Cymru is also proud of the progress that has been made through the co-operation agreement, progress that was very much needed to take steps towards removing profit from care. And it's important...


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