May 10, 2018

Will the New Director of Public Prosecutions Get the Resources to Deal with Disclosure Problems in Criminal Cases?

Today I challenged the Attorney General on whether the new Director of Public Prosecutions will receive sufficient resources to make sure that the recent problems about prosecution disclosure of evidence in criminal cases gets sorted.   Over the past year we have seen the very concerning impact of the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) failing to deal with disclosure of evidence properly. In 2017 over 900 cases collapsed or …

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May 9, 2018

Celebrating Cardiff as a European Sporting City

Today is Europe Day where we can celebrate the fact that our once divided continent has enjoyed the longest period of peace it has ever known under the banner of the European Union. And, this Friday the Cardiff Blues will be taking on Gloucester in the final of the European Challenge Cup in Bilbao, Spain. As a fan and a member of the CF10 …

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May 8, 2018

My Question to the Prime Minister about her “Hostile Environment”

I challenged the Prime Minister in PMQs last week about the “hostile environment” which the new Home Secretary has described as, “not in line with our country’s values”. Whilst she was Home Secretary she boasted that “the aim in Britain is to create a really hostile environment for illegal immigration” but the collateral damage from that has been a required …

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May 8, 2018

The Impact of Monsoon Season on the Rohingya

This afternoon I held a debate in Westminster Hall on the impact of the monsoon season on the Rohingya refugees who, having fled violence and persecution in Burma, are living in camps across the border in Bangladesh. Monsoon season is fast approaching and the area of Bangladesh which is home to the refugee camps is particularly prone to flooding and …

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May 4, 2018

Rail Disruption 5th – 7th May

I have recently been contacted by Great Western Rail about rail improvement works affecting trains to and from Paddington Station this weekend, 5th – 7th May. GWR have informed me that Network Rail were unable to update the timetable to show these changes until Wednesday 2nd May, and so passengers may be planning journeys on trains that are no longer …

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May 3, 2018

Will We Still Have Access to Erasmus+ After Brexit?

Today I questioned the Brexit Minister on whether UK students will be able to participate in the Erasmus+ scheme after Brexit. Erasmus+ is an educational and cultural exchange programme that benefits UK and European students. In 2016 alone, 2235 students from Wales received Erasmus+ grants to study abroad, and Wales has received over £26 million for educational and cultural schemes from …

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May 2, 2018

Advice Surgery Dates for May: Confirmed

Dates and locations for my May advice surgeries have now been confirmed and can be viewed below. All advice surgeries are drop-ins, so you don’t need an appointment to come and raise an issue with me. If you have an issue that you’d like to raise with me, but cannot attend any of the surgeries below, you can contact my …

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May 2, 2018

Why Our City Should Have Capital City Police Funding

In Parliament today I challenged the Secretary of State for Wales on the Tory Government’s police funding cuts and the fact that our police force does not get recognised as a capital city force attracting specific additional funding.   Cardiff, usually Cardiff Central, hosts more than 400 major events a year at an additional cost of at least £3 million annually. That’s the …

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