Results 21–40 of 1700 for speaker:Heledd Fychan

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

Heledd Fychan: Thank you, Dirprwy Lywydd. Given that this year marks 25 years of devolution, it provides an opportunity to look back at the past quarter of a century but also to look ahead. In looking back, it’s impossible not to think about the impact of the Conservatives’ austerity policies over the past 14 years on our nation, not to mention Brexit, of course. It’s also impossible to forget how...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you very much for taking an intervention. Would you accept, though, that their ability to income-generate is being limited? We've heard examples of staff being lost if the canteen is closed or if you're not able to welcome as many visitors. Is there not a difficulty then, if you're limiting their ability to income-generate, with fewer staff available, how do you expect them to become...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: If we are to truly value culture, then we must take action and ensure the cuts are reversed. The amount needed is minimal in terms of the Welsh Government's overall budget, but the impact is far reaching. Let's make today's debate a kick start to further discussions, not the beginning and the end. I think it's clear to all of us that doing nothing is not an option, and increasing funding is...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: We're also aware of the impact on our national library, with prominent members of staff having left and services already restricted. Losing these positions has an impact not only on the library's work, but on the local economy in Ceredigion. Therefore, I urge the Cabinet Secretary not only to note this petition, but to respond to it by commissioning independent research on the effect of cuts...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: As has been said by other Senedd Members today, our national museums, our national library and the royal commission are the gatekeepers of our national collections and our national memory. They not only safeguard the collections for future generations, but also bring the collections to life in the here and now, and, crucially, they make them relevant and relatable to more people than ever...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to today’s debate, and state my unequivocal support for the petition, with thanks to those who submitted, promoted and have signed it as well.  The UK Government’s austerity policies and the cuts that have been made by the Welsh Government as a result have been disastrous for our cultural institutions, and have left a sector that is so...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: Travelling to School Safely (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you for the response, Cabinet Secretary, but I'm hearing concerns, because you'll be aware, because of delays with implementing changes to the learner travel Measure, some local authorities, such as Rhondda Cynon Taf council, who used to go above and beyond in terms of provision, are now rolling back to do the statutory. You'll know in an area like RCT council it's not that easy. Jenny...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport: Travelling to School Safely (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: 9. How is the Welsh Government supporting learners in South Wales Central to travel to school safely? OQ61299

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: 'Cymraeg 2050' — Our priorities (25 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: But, for a number people, it does demonstrate disrespect if the Welsh language doesn't appear on the pamphlet, and, as Sioned Williams said now, the status of the Welsh language too—we can't just use the Welsh language if we think it's going to be beneficial in an election. And I think the same thing is true of businesses. We need to normalise use of the Welsh language, that people might...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language: 'Cymraeg 2050' — Our priorities (25 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you, Cabinet Secretary, for your statement today. Three crucial priorities, and ones that it would be very difficult to oppose. I'm happy to support them, although I would note that Plaid Cymru's ambition for Welsh-medium education for all goes further than the Cabinet Secretary's statement. He used the words 'contact with Welsh', whereas we would argue that immersion in the Welsh...

3. Business Statement and Announcement (25 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Trefnydd, I would like to request a statement, please, from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice, and also the Cabinet Secretary for Education. With the summer holidays fast approaching, I've had a number of organisations that usually support families during the holidays, such as foodbanks and so on, as well as schools, asking for information as to what provision and support...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Cabinet Office: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (19 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you. So, you're confident, then, that 'representatives' means Welsh Government and that the shadow Secretary of State for Wales is incorrect. That's my interpretation.  Another glaring omission in a manifesto that already promises so little for Wales is a commitment to replace the unfair Barnett formula that leaves us short-changed year on year. There is an acknowledgement that these...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Cabinet Office: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (19 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you for that response. But I'm sure you'll agree with me that terminology is crucial here. 'Representatives' does not say 'the Welsh Government'. Would you agree that it's unfortunate that that's not the wording, and seek clarification on that? Because, obviously, every word is analysed and 'representatives of' is not how some people interpret it, including the shadow Secretary of...

1. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Cabinet Office: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (19 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Diolch, Llywydd. The Labour general election manifesto contains the following line on powers over post-EU funding:  'Labour will restore decision-making over the allocation of structural funds to the representatives of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.' Could the Cabinet Secretary explain what is her understanding of the term 'representatives' in this context? 

4. Statement by the Minister for Social Partnership: Creative Wales skills update (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: If I may turn to just giving one example, because there was a focus in your response to Tom Giffard around music. Obviously, fantastic, the schemes that are going on, but Music Venue Trust have been in correspondence. I met with them recently, talking about the impact of the recent cut in business rates relief from the 75 per cent to 40 per cent, and the immediate threat of this to Welsh...

4. Statement by the Minister for Social Partnership: Creative Wales skills update (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Thank you acting Llywydd, and thank you, Minister, for your statement this afternoon. Clearly, this is a crucial sector for Wales. I'm sure you will have familiarised yourself with the report of the culture committee on the creative industries workforce, which made a number of recommendations, although this plan was in place. It's concerning that there is so much more that needs to be done,...

2. Business Statement and Announcement (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: I'd like to place on record my disappointment that we won't have an opportunity today to discuss the general principles of the Senedd Cymru (Electoral Candidate Lists) Bill. I was one of the members of the Business Committee who agreed to a truncated timetable in terms of scrutiny by committees, and, as a member of the Senedd's Reform Bill Committee that undertook that scrutiny, I'd like to...

2. Business Statement and Announcement (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Secondly, I'm sure you're aware, as a constituency Member of the Senedd for the area, of the ongoing sewage spills impacting the river Ogmore and Ogmore-by-Sea beach. The beach has been classified as 'abnormal' by Natural Resources Wales, and is one of the two worst beaches in Wales for water quality, with people being advised not to swim, despite it being a designated bathing area in 2023....

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (18 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: Perhaps you saw a draft that wasn't published that had all these commitments in them, because, obviously, I haven't seen that version, and neither have the people of Wales. I haven't seen anything about a HS2 consequential, no devolution of policing and justice. So, let's look at the issue of structural funds, because language is important here, First Minister, and we didn't see that...


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