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Digital Exclusion (28 Feb 2024)

Chris Evans: ...to a device suitable for completing schoolwork, and the potential consequences for their learning and their futures are rather obvious. Practically every week I have a conversation about how good tech policy needs to be nimble and up to date, and I find that sometimes we speak in clichés. Sometimes it feels as though we go to the doctor and say we are sick, and the doctor turns around and...

Science, Innovation and Technology: Topical Questions (10 Jan 2024)

Chris Evans: ...digitisation, the UK’s small businesses can generate £77.3 billion in additional revenue and create 885,000 new jobs in this country. However, around four in 10 small businesses do not see new technology as relevant to their company and do not see tech investment as offering good value for money, citing a lack of skills and knowledge. What is being done to ensure that small businesses...

Public Bill Committee: Procurement Bill [Lords]: Clause 13 - The national procurement policy statement (31 Jan 2023)

Chris Evans: ...Dynamics, which has transformed not only Islwyn, but the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. From a post-industrial background, we now have a modern, high-tech business, which attracts other high-tech, modern businesses, and the local economy is flourishing. Clause 14 outlines that the Wales procurement policy statement, which must be laid before the...

Defence Supplementary Estimate 2021-22 ( 9 Mar 2022)

Chris Evans: ...’s future, which I am sure we will hear more about in the coming days. In 2020, Labour welcomed the Government’s extra £16.5 billion investment in defence spending, with more scope for high-tech research and development, but the Government’s plan only papers over the cracks in the MOD’s budget. Too much of that new money will be swallowed up by the MOD’s budget black hole. The...

National Productivity — [Ian Paisley in the Chair] (22 Jan 2020)

Chris Evans: ...for work, which has helped to hold down wage demands, and uncertainty about the economic outlook since the Brexit vote might have encouraged companies to hire more staff rather than invest in technology. The question should be asked: in the wake of a lost decade of low productivity, can the country solve its own productivity puzzle? Many of the problems that have come down to productivity...

Wales Bill (14 Jun 2016)

Chris Evans: ...jobs, while we are to be fed with the scraps. Yet again, it seems that Wales is being forced into the role of the poor cousin. Do we want a powerhouse economy, moving forward and attracting high-tech, high-skilled jobs, or we do we want to continue to be reliant on the public sector and grants from the European Union? Regardless of how the referendum goes in a couple of weeks’ time,...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

Chris Evans: ...has in this country, whether or not they go to work, and whether or not they are in high-intensive industries, is climate change. Today’s motion is actually talking about green industry. Green technology is the last best chance for this country. Highly labour-intensive jobs go where cheap labour is, and that is not here. That is why we must invest in green technology. As is often the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Manufacturing (22 Oct 2014)

Chris Evans: ...for the Scout specialist vehicle platforms. Will he now pay tribute to the previous Labour Government, who were instrumental in bringing General Dynamics to Oakdale, creating hundreds of high-tech, high-spec jobs?

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Defence Spending (Wales) ( 8 Dec 2010)

Chris Evans: ...ideas into products fit for market. The centre acts as a springboard for new IP-intellectual property-providing a collaborative environment where the MOD, Britain's leading universities and high-tech SMEs are able to conduct rapid testing of new advances in technology. That is the reality of defence. GDUK is a Welsh success story. The battlefield communication, Bowman, was developed in my...


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