Chris Elmore: What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) external stakeholders on infrastructure developments in Wales.
Chris Elmore: My hon. Friend has mentioned a target and a strategy. Does he agree that the Government could learn from the Welsh Labour Government, who, in 2011, acknowledged the need for a strategy to tackle child poverty and identified five key areas for improvement, and are now on the way to achieving their goals?
Chris Elmore: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. On that point, if one of the many other bridges in the UK failed—God forbid—it would be repaired by the Department for Transport. Does she agree that the Government should be responsible for repairing both Severn bridges?
Chris Elmore: Skanska has a base in Pencoed in my constituency. It blacklisted more than 111 workers or families. Will my hon. Friend join me in condemning that company for its actions? I echo any statement that he makes calling for a public inquiry, which I fully support.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to respond to the recommendations of the Competition and Market Authority report on the energy sector, published in December 2016.
Chris Elmore: I am sure the Solicitor General would agree that regional variations in conviction rates for disability hate crime are unacceptable. Will he set out how such convictions will be dealt with, so that they will not depend on where a person lives?
Chris Elmore: If she will make a statement on her departmental responsibilities.
Chris Elmore: Will the right hon. Lady give way?
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the regulation of health and safety at work of the UK leaving the EU.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the provisions of Directive 89/48/EEC relating to professional qualifications are retained in UK law when the UK leaves the EU.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he plans to take during negotiations on the UK leaving the EU to ensure that electrical safety in the workplace is protected after the UK leaves the EU.
Ordered, That Holly Lynch be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Chris Elmore be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to make changes to the state pension rules for cohabiting, unmarried couple to allow a cohabitee to claim extra state pension payments after their cohabitee's decease.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on livestock exports of the UK leaving the EU.
Chris Elmore: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has introduce a breathing space scheme to allow people with debt a period without interest, charges or debt collection activity while they seek advice and try to improve their financial situation.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Attorney General, if he will make representations to the Serious Fraud Office to open an inquiry into any activity of Lloyds Bank Consumer Debt Recovery and Alder King.
Ordered, That Carolyn Harris be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Chris Elmore be added. —(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)
Chris Elmore: S4C is a much-loved Welsh language public service broadcaster that was hard fought for. I am sure that the Ministers on the Treasury Bench—and you, Mr Speaker—watch it whenever they are in Wales. What are the Government doing to safeguard the future prominence of public service broadcasters, especially with regard to nations’ services?
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the potential obstacles faced by pregnant women in accessing justice; and what steps she plans to take to remove such obstacles.
Chris Elmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps she has taken to reduce barriers experienced by pregnant women in accessing justice; and if she will make a statement.