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13. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Six Nations rugby broadcasting (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: I think that's a really important point, and that could be something that has started from this debate this afternoon and the Welsh Affairs Select Committee's inquiry into this: is there an opportunity for us to have a bespoke model for the Welsh six nations games, similar to what happens in Scotland for the Scottish FA Cup final—free-to-air, just in Scotland? Is this an opportunity for us...

13. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Six Nations rugby broadcasting (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: I think the fact we're holding this debate this evening is exactly the case in point. 

13. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Six Nations rugby broadcasting (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you, Llywydd. It's a pleasure to conclude today's debate. 

13. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Six Nations rugby broadcasting (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: It's a pleasure for me as a proud Welshman, a proud rugby player—just about—to be able to close this debate this evening. In opening, Tom Giffard talked about the similarities between cricket and rugby in terms of participation once a sport moves behind a paywall. I remember vividly watching the 2005 Ashes with Michael Vaughan, Freddie Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen—people who I know now...

1. Questions to the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: Digital Inclusion (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you, Minister, and I'm grateful for your commitment that digital inclusion is a social justice issue, because digital inclusion involves proficient and equitable access to, and use of, information and communication technologies that enable participation in modern, social and economic life—basically, the ability to use a computer for day-to-day tasks. Now, the digital world spans...

1. Questions to the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: Digital Inclusion (31 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: 2. What action is the Welsh Government taking to improve digital inclusion in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire? OQ60612

7. Debate: The Welsh Language Commissioner’s Annual Report 2022-23 (30 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: In an evidence session to a Senedd committee, the new commissioner stated that, 'the people of Wales want to do more than just deal with public authorities through the medium of Welsh.' I'd like to know what success there's been in delivering this ambition since those words were spoken in October 2022. I strongly believe that we should be embracing new technology to promote and learn the...

7. Debate: The Welsh Language Commissioner’s Annual Report 2022-23 (30 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: I'll start my contribution today by thanking Efa Gruffudd Jones for publishing this annual report, her first since undertaking this role on a permanent basis, and the first of many, hopefully. I'm fortunate, like you, Minister, to be able to use the Welsh language whenever I choose, either during my working hours or socially, but not everyone is as fortunate, and we are all duty bound in this...

6. Statement by the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: BlasCymru/TasteWales (30 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Despite prolonged and drawn-out criticisms from this Government of our leave of the EU, the value of our Welsh food and drink exports to the EU reached record highs in 2022, when they hit £594 million—a £130 million increase from 2021. Alongside this, the industry was also able to bolster its non-EU exports in the same year, when they reached £203 million—up from £176 million the year...

6. Statement by the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: BlasCymru/TasteWales (30 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Diolch, Llywydd dros dro. I would like to thank the Minister for bringing forward this statement today. I am pleased to see and, of course, welcome the value that the Welsh Government places on our fantastic Welsh food and drink industry. I know this statement is not only a time to reflect on the industry as a whole, but also a time to reflect on the value of BlasCymru to our nation and our...

5. Statement by the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: Holocaust Memorial Day (30 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Last week, Minister, I was honoured to stand in the place of Darren Millar at the Holocaust Memorial Day event in the Pierhead, and I must commend the Member for Clwyd West for the work that he's undertaken as a Member here in advocating for Holocaust memorial and the work he's done with the Holocaust Educational Trust. Listening to Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke BEM and her powerful...

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Local government funding (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Will the Member give way? 

8. Welsh Conservatives Debate: Local government funding (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Jenny, you and I were at the Holocaust Memorial Day event yesterday, where we heard the atrocities of real far-right ideology. I think it's a real disservice to the survivors of the Holocaust to say that Priti Patel and Robert Jenrick are far-right Conservatives. 

3. Topical Questions: Six Nations Rugby (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Just like Mike Hedges was mentioning, live sport gives us those water-cooler moments, those iconic lines. The late, great Eddie Butler's line sticks in my mind: 'Shave away, Gavin, shave away', when he kicked the winning penalty in 2005 against England. That for me is what live sport is about—those memorable moments.  But I was just wondering, Deputy Minister, if you've given any...

2. Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Fisheries and Aquaculture (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you, Minister. And you'll be aware that your rural affairs budget has taken a considerable hit in the Welsh Government's draft budget, announced last month, and whilst all responsibilities in your portfolio have been affected, one given quite little notice is the reduction of the fisheries budget by over £1.7 million in the forthcoming financial year. Whilst fisheries and aquaculture...

2. Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you, Minister. You referred to your answer you gave at committee. Something else that I pressed you on was the need to lobby UK Government as to what figure you want to see for the sustainable farming scheme. Now, at that point in committee last week, you'd not made any individual representations to the Treasury as to what money you would like to see to deliver the sustainable farming...

2. Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you, Minister. It is disappointing that this was even considered, and the diary, the calendar, the event of the Royal Welsh Show is yearly—it's in there every year—and the fact that this has even come this far shows that the Welsh Government gives little consideration to rural Wales. But, moving away from talking about a possible next First Minister to the current First Minister, he...

2. Questions to the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. A £1 million hit to one of Wales’s premier events—that’s the damning analysis by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society on this Welsh Government’s proposal to change the school year. Now, we all know that the Royal Welsh Show is the pinnacle of the agricultural calendar—Europe’s largest agricultural event, with 250,000 people enjoying the show. Yet this...

1. Questions to the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Renewable Energy Projects (24 Jan 2024)

Samuel Kurtz: Thank you for that response, Minister. Just last week, I welcomed students from Pembrokeshire College's Destination Renewables course to the Senedd to chat with them about their course and the importance of local government working with the Welsh Government and the UK Government to deliver large-scale renewable projects. The visit highlighted for all of us the significance of policy and...


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