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Scottish Parliament: Common Frameworks (24 Sep 2019)

Michael Russell: ...of EU negotiations in which there have not been substantial changes in the relationships between the nations of these islands. As I have said in the past—I remember Carwyn Jones saying it, and Mark Drakeford has indicated the same thing—Brexit has been too heavy for devolution to bear. My second contextual point is about the UK internal market—a phrase that we will hear in the...

Scottish Parliament: Intergovernmental Relations (11 Sep 2019)

Michael Russell: ...doing it trilaterally rather than through the JMC(EN), that is a matter for all participants, not just for one of them. He took the point, but it is an important point and it has been emphasised by Mark Drakeford. The JMC process does not belong to the UK Government, and the more it behaves as though it does, the harder it will be to make any progress.

20 Years of Devolution (11 Jul 2019)

Liz Saville-Roberts: ...Government capitulate on the withdrawal Bill; they withdrew the only means of protection that the Senedd had against the Tory Government: they repealed the Welsh continuity Act. First Minister Mark Drakeford’s whole argument for repealing the Act was premised on his belief that the Scottish Government would lose the Supreme Court case over their equivalent legislation. He said that if...

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Hain: ...challenges for the police”. Wales’s key port of Holyhead, the third busiest port in the UK, its work overwhelmingly with Ireland, would be especially badly hit. As the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said, “a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the Welsh economy”. One-third of the value of cross-border trade is in agri-food, and there is simply no way of maintaining the...

Devolved Administrations: 20th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (22 May 2019)

Baroness Gale: My Lords, I thank the Minister very much for bringing this debate before us today, as we mark the 20th anniversary of devolution. I intend to speak on Welsh devolution, the impact on women in Wales and how the Welsh Assembly’s actions have influenced not just Wales but the whole UK Government agenda. At our first elections in May 1999, there were more women elected in one day than the total...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Committee: Amendment 7 (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Wigley: ...an amendment to revoke Article 50 at this time; Sir Keir Starmer MP said on the Floor of the House that Labour would cross that bridge when it came to it. However, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has indicated that he would support the revocation of Article 50 in the event of no deal. This amendment was nothing more than a safety net or insurance policy to ensure that, in the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Michael Russell: ...from the Scottish Parliament, and there has been a very useful contribution from the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff. Its debate is just coming to an end, as well. I am glad to say that, this afternoon, Mark Drakeford sent me a message that he wanted me to use at the start of my contribution. I shall do so. He said: “We have seen many remarkable days in the last three months, but today is...

ST David’S Day (28 Feb 2019)

Christina Rees: ...the tributes to him that he was an exceptional young man. My hon. Friend also paid tribute to Carwyn Jones, who has stepped down as leader of Welsh Labour after nine years, leaving a strong legacy. Mark Drakeford has our support in his role as First Minister. Finally, my hon. Friend highlighted the fact that Transport for Wales has put so much investment into rail infrastructure in Wales,...

Public Bill Committee: Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill: Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009: repeal of sunset provision (27 Feb 2019)

Kevin Brennan: .... I recently attended the Welsh national Holocaust Memorial Day event in Cardiff city hall, and other hon. Members will have attended their own events. We heard from the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, and from Renate Collins, who was “torn from home”, which was the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day, as my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham said. As a child, Renate Collins was...

Scottish Parliament: Welsh Government (Meetings) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...the Welsh Government on a range of business at both official and ministerial levels. Last week, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations met Mark Drakeford to discuss Brexit matters. On 28 January, the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations spoke to Julie James AM concerning electoral law issues....

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Withdrawal Agreement (23 Jan 2019)

Christina Rees: I think that that was a Cairnsbotic answer. Yesterday, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, cleared Government business in the Welsh Assembly so that he and his Cabinet Ministers could make urgent statements on how a no-deal outcome would be so disastrous for the people of Wales. Will the Secretary of State tell us if he will be voting for amendments put forward in this House to avoid...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: No Deal (23 Jan 2019)

Alun Cairns: ...to work not only on our side of the House but across the House to introduce proposals that will allow the House of Commons to support a deal. It is interesting that the Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, is prepared to meet her to discuss the proposals, but the Leader of the Opposition refuses to do so, in spite of being more than happy to meet the IRA on other occasions.

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Griffiths of Burry Port: ...happening in what was then the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. What a place to begin to familiarise yourself with due process. It is process that I would like to concentrate upon, picking up on remarks that have been made from around the Chamber about how we go about taking forward a discussion of issues as complex as this. I will not repeat things that have been said in varying ways,...

Scottish Parliament: Response to the Outcome of the Meaningful Vote in Westminster (16 Jan 2019)

Michael Russell: ...Europe to get through it. At the very heart of the commentary was the fact that the Prime Minister had not, at the earliest stages of the process, sat down with Nicola Sturgeon, Jeremy Corbyn and Mark Drakeford or his predecessor and asked how we could bring together our concerns in order to make progress on the matter. That never happened. In the JMC, there has been detailed discussion...

Leaving the Eu: No Deal: Leaving the EU: No Deal (19 Dec 2018)

Wayne David: I thank my right hon. and learned Friend. Does he agree that it is significant that, this morning, the new First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, had a meeting with the Prime Minister and told her very clearly that she had a moral obligation to make sure that this country did not leave the EU without a deal?

Business of the House (13 Dec 2018)

Stephen Doughty: ...chaos has been happening on the Government’s side of the House, will she join me in paying tribute to the outgoing First Minister in Wales, Carwyn Jones, and the new Welsh Labour First Minister, Mark Drakeford? Does she perhaps concede that we need to take some lessons in strong and stable Government from the Welsh Labour Government, who have delivered real changes for my constituents,...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Neil Findlay: I fear that I feel the rumblings of Maclean, following his comparison with Adam Tomkins in the same sentence. In his statement, the cabinet secretary mentioned the Welsh Government. I congratulate Mark Drakeford on his election as the First Minister of Wales. These are very dangerous times for our country, our economy and our communities. Businesses are in a state of flux, with no idea of how...

Scottish Parliament: Proposed European Union Withdrawal Agreement (15 Nov 2018)

Michael Russell: ...and Vince Cable have signed, with Ian Blackford, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, a letter about what they hope would take place in the meaningful vote. I continue to work closely with my colleague Mark Drakeford on those issues. Both of us were at the joint ministerial committee on Tuesday where, as usual, we received no illumination of any description.

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

David Hanson: ...challenges with the growth deal. North Wales remains underwhelmed at the amount of resource that is being put towards the deal. On receiving the announcement, the Assembly’s Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford, said that it falls “some way short of what we and the people of north Wales have been expecting and working hard towards”. A business leader in north Wales, Askar Sheibani, who...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in Europe: Our Way Forward (25 Oct 2018)

Michael Russell: ...and, in particular, rural Scotland, and I am shocked that the UK Government is still unable to discuss that in a constructive way with the Scottish Government and the Welsh Labour Government. Mark Drakeford and I made that point very forcibly at the joint ministerial committee two weeks ago, and we will go on making it.


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