March 29, 2018

EDM 1144 on Child Abuse in Migration Programmes

This week I have co-sponsored my colleague, Lisa Nandy’s Early Day Motion (EDM 1144) on child abuse in child migration programmes. The full text of the EDM is as follows: That this House welcomes the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s Child Migration Programmes Report, published in March 2018; notes the report’s finding that the policy of child migration practiced …

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March 26, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Waterloo Bridge Work Starts Today

I have today been contacted by Natural Resources Wales, who as part of the defence scheme, will be replacing the existing Waterloo Road Bridge.  NRW will be starting planning and surfacing works today, Monday 26th March until Wednesday 28th March.  NRW are asking all residents not to park in the red and blue areas shown on the sketch below. During the works on Monday and …

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March 22, 2018

CF10 Rugby Trust Launches Cardiff Rugby Museum

This week the Cardiff Rugby Heritage Museum was launched to celebrate the heritage of rugby in Cardiff. The museum contains over 800 items of rugby memorabilia: caps, jerseys, photographs, ties, trophies, programmes and season tickets – together with reports and results from each season since 1876. The museum was the invention of members of the CF10 Arms Park Supporters’ Trust volunteers, …

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March 20, 2018

Cardiff Music City Strategy – Survey Live Now:

After being declared the UK’s first ‘music city’, Cardiff Council have launched their consultation on the city’s music strategy. The music strategy will place ‘music at the heart of Cardiff’s future’, to deliver a healthy ecosystem by working with the whole music sector. I urge as many people as possible to complete the survey, as it will help to develop and protect a …

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March 19, 2018

Speech in Welsh Affairs Debate

Today I spoke in the rescheduled Welsh Affairs Debate, which should have taken place on St David’s Day but had to be postponed due to the snow and extreme weather. It was important to me to speak not just about the Wales of here and now, but about our future. You can watch my speech or read the transcript below.

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March 16, 2018

Roath Flood Scheme: Phase Three PAUSED

I have today been contacted by Natural Resources Wales in regards to ‘phase 3’ of the Roath Flood Scheme. NRW have announced that they are pausing tree felling and construction for four months.   Their position is set out in full below:  We have agreed to pause tree felling and construction in Roath Brook Gardens and Roath Mill Gardens (Phase 3 of the …

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March 16, 2018

Reuniting Refugee Families and Banning Unpaid Trial Shifts

Unusually for a Friday, I am in Parliament today to support two very important Private Members’ Bills. These are the Reuniting Refugee Families and the Banning Unpaid Trial Shifts Bill. As the name suggests, Private Members Bills are Bills introduced by individual MPs rather than by the Government. Because of the complexity and unpredictability of parliament’s procedures, I can’t be …

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March 6, 2018

UCU Strike Action: My Exchange of Correspondence with Cardiff University Vice Chancellor Prof. Colin Riordan

As more and more University Vice Chancellors depart from Universities UK’s plan to slash University staff pensions which is at the heart of the dispute, I have been in correspondence with Cardiff University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Colin Riordan about his position.  I have published the exchange below and it’s very encouraging to read that the Vice Chancellor is responding positively …

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March 6, 2018

Notice: Cold Weather Payments Triggered for Cardiff Central Postcodes

You may be entitled to cold weather payments if you receive benefits and live within either of these postcodes CF10, CF14, CF23, CF24. You may get Cold Weather Payments if you’re getting: Pension Credit Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance income-related Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit You don’t need to apply to receive this payment – it will automatically be paid …

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