Speeches

LGBT History Month

Stonewall Cymru have stated that 55 per cent of LGB pupils have experienced bullying on the basis of their sexual orientation; 83 per cent of trans young people have experienced verbal abuse and 35 per cent have experienced physical assault.

Opposition Debate on Banking Services

Having an accessible local Branch is important for older people, those without transport, or internet access, shopkeepers and small businesses.

Police Settlement Debate 2017/18

With the Home Office continuing to overlay its needs- based formula with a floor mechanism, all Police Forces in Wales and England will receive the same 1.4% reduction in 2017-18.

Welsh Conservative Debate on the Modern Industrial Strategy

As the Prime Minster said in her Lancaster speech last month “I want Britain to be what we have the potential, talent and ambition to be. A great, global trading nation that is respected around the world and strong, confident and united at home.

 

Welsh Government Debate on Leaving the EU White Paper

Although we agree “that any final deal must be developed with the best interests of the Welsh economy and society at heart”, this Welsh Government motion has been overtaken by events.

I therefore move Amendment 1 to replace this with a motion:

Debate on The Annual Report on Equality 2015-2016

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Opposition Debate on Membership of the Single Market

From inception, Teresa May’s Government has made it clear that its vision for the UK outside the EU is for a fully independent, sovereign state - and that the right deal for the UK as we leave the European Union will be one that it is unique and not an “off the shelf” solution.