Results 1–20 of 1700 for speaker:Heledd Fychan

6. Plaid Cymru Debate: Devolved powers and funding (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: If you have no faith in this Senedd to take decisions, then that’s quite questionable as a contribution, to be honest. As Rhun said, we don’t believe that the current Welsh Government is right in terms of its ambitions for Wales, but people can vote a Government out; that’s what we hope will happen in 2026. We shouldn’t hold this Senedd back because of who is in Government currently....

6. Plaid Cymru Debate: Devolved powers and funding (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Insisting on fairness for Wales: that’s what’s at the heart of our debate today, and being ambitious for Wales, and I very much hope that every Member of this Senedd would agree on that principle. It’s very disappointing, given the theme of this debate and the fact that we’re at the threshold of a new chapter in Westminster, how few Members are here from other parties, because this is...

5. Debate on the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee Report, 'Six Nations Rugby Championship broadcasting rights' (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Could I thank the Chair of the committee and the clerks for their work on this report? Although I am now back as a member of the culture committee, I was not a member when this work was undertaken, and so I'm very pleased to see the thorough work you have done, because, after all, this is a subject that inspires the imagination and very strong opinions as well among many of our constituents....

4. Motion to note the annual report on the Senedd Commission's Official Languages Scheme for 2023-24 (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: You had only just started in this role a year ago when we asked you some questions. And obviously, there was a discussion at that time around the disappointment around some of the barriers that we face in terms of the use of the Welsh language. There are great things to celebrate here and I think that we have to note that, and it's great to hear Tom acknowledging that. And I also know, having...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Statutory School Uniform Policies (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you. As you will know, while the guidance is statutory, the schools don't have to implement it. It's still optional—it's guidance, rather than there being an obligation for governors to implement the policy. This means that some schools are still insisting on a school uniform that disregards the guidance, such as by demanding logos on everything, having an expensive blazer as part of...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning: Accessibility in Town Centres (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you for that response, Cabinet Secretary. Recently, I was invited to take part in a Q&A session with RCT People First, organised by the organisation Leonard Cheshire, which supports disabled people. During the session, many issues were raised with me, but one I hear time and time again from constituents across the region is accessibility in and around our town centres—a lack of...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Housing, Local Government and Planning: Accessibility in Town Centres (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: 2. Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the Welsh Government's work with local councils on improving accessibility for disabled residents in town centres? OQ61433

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Education: Statutory School Uniform Policies (10 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: 7. What steps is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that schools in South Wales Central are implementing the statutory school uniform policies that came into force last year? OQ61435

2. Business Statement and Announcement ( 9 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Trefnydd, I just wanted to correct something I said to you last week about fake stamps. I wanted to inform everyone that there is a process at the moment where people aren't being charged for fake stamps while the Post Office looks into this. It turns out that one election candidate had posted letters without stamps on them to lots of people in Pontypridd, hence why I had a number of...

1. Questions to the First Minister: The 2024 National Eisteddfod ( 9 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: We’re very fortunate today as we have the youth parliament of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Evan James with us, which is the closest Welsh school to the Eisteddfod field. I know that they've been preparing bunting, banners, and are hugely excited to have the Eisteddfod in their town. So, I want to follow on from Vikki Howells's point—the legacy certainly can be felt. The fact that we have so many...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Breastfeeding ( 3 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you for that response. Constituents in the Vale of Glamorgan who currently receive breastfeeding support services are very concerned to hear that the health board intends to close one breastfeeding support group and withdraw specialist health visitor support from another group, meaning that anyone who needs specialist breastfeeding support will need to ask for a referral to an...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Breastfeeding ( 3 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: 4. Will the Welsh Government provide an update on the all-Wales breastfeeding plan? OQ61390

2. Business Statement and Announcement ( 2 Jul 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Trefnydd, I'd like to request a statement, please, from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice. Now, I know, in terms of Royal Mail, that that is not devolved, but the Cabinet Secretary does have the lead responsibility for monitoring the Post Office and Royal Mail matters in Wales. I've been contacted by a number of constituents regarding fake stamps and the fact that they're...

11. Short Debate: Protecting communities from the impact of quarrying for minerals: Why Craig yr Hesg Quarry must close (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Councillor Doug Williams, the councillor for Glyncoch ward, further stated, 'I have researched air quality and the WHO air quality targets are exceeded across local postcodes. There are higher levels of cancers and poor health in my ward, which is one of the most deprived in Wales. This can only be explained by the dust from the quarry. The dust is seen on windows, solar panels and inside...

11. Short Debate: Protecting communities from the impact of quarrying for minerals: Why Craig yr Hesg Quarry must close (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Diolch, Llywydd. Well, I'm pleased to have the opportunity to present this short debate today, and I will be giving Vikki Howells and Joel James a minute of my time. Chwarel Craig yr Hesg is a quarry on the outskirts of Pontypridd and directly next to the community of Glyncoch. Operating since 1885, it provides blue pennant sandstone, one of the highest quality skid-resistant surfacing...

9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Wales and the next UK Government (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you, and I think that reflects what Adam Price was saying about redefining that relationship. This isn't just headline grabbing on getting rid of the Secretary of State of Wales's role; it's actually having that grown-up conversation about what does that relationship look like between the UK Government and the Welsh Government, that we update processes, because surely it doesn't work...

9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Wales and the next UK Government (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you, Llywydd, and thank you to everyone who has contributed to this debate.

9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Wales and the next UK Government (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Mark Isherwood made the point that we've had cross-party support for HS2, but I fail to understand why, then, that links to the defence of the Secretary of State. After all, they’ve failed to deliver that consequential for Wales, so surely your point illustrates that, even when there is a Conservative UK Government, even when there is a Secretary of State for Wales that represents a Welsh...

9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Wales and the next UK Government (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Not at all. If you look at the motion in detail, we talk about transferring the power to the Welsh Government, so there would be more than one person making that decision, and we here in the Senedd, including yourself, would have a voice in terms of that decision. Is it right that one person says that they speak for Wales? I don't think the Secretary of State for Wales has shown that he is a...

9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Wales and the next UK Government (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: However, as became apparent in a recent S4C interview with the widely expected next Secretary of State for Wales, this is not a guarantee, in any shape or form. And as her words clearly demonstrated, the glaring and entrenched imbalances of power continue to define the relationship between Wales and Westminster. Take, for example, the devolution of justice and policing, an established policy...


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