April 18, 2018

Mistreatment of the Windrush Generation

In the last week many constituents have got in touch to express their anger and shame at the treatment of the Windrush generation by the Government, so I thought I would share my response here.   Thank you for contacting me about the unacceptable and shameful situation that many members of the Windrush Generation have been placed in by the Government. I signed …

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October 30, 2017

Presenting Mohammed Mirzo Petition to the Home Office

This morning I joined Mohammed Mirzo and his father Ali, along with Jonathan Cox from Citizens UK, to present a 31,000 plus signature petition to the Home Office. The petition, signed by people in Cardiff Central and across the UK, is addressed to Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, asking that she intervenes to stop Mohammed from being taken from his …

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June 29, 2017

Bashir Naderi – Raising the Case in Parliament

This morning I raised the case of Bashir Naderi again in Parliament. Bashir came to the UK as a child refugee over 10 years ago and has made his life in Cardiff, attending school and college here. I first met Bashir when his family came to me for help in November 2016. The Home Office were attempting to forcibly remove …

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March 9, 2016

Calling on the Government to Make Private Contractors Accountable to the Public

I asked Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock this morning to confirm that the Government will make changes to the Freedom of Information Act to allow taxpayer scrutiny of businesses providing lucrative public sector contracts. Disappointingly, the Minister refused to make such a commitment. I asked my question during Cabinet Office Questions in the House of Commons today. At present, Government …

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November 19, 2015

Call for Debate on the Legislation of BB Guns and Imitation Firearms

On Thursday 19th November, I asked Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling MP for a debate on the current law governing the possession and sale of imitation weapons. My question came about after a case in the Cardiff Youth Court where two 14 year olds were given custodial sentences after an incident involving a BB gun. I was asked …

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November 10, 2015

Policing Minister Fails to Answer My Question on Funding for South Wales Police

On Monday 9th November I had the opportunity to quiz Policing Minister Mike Penning on the Home Office’s failures in calculating police funding for South Wales. It was important to question the Minister on this matter as it was revealed on Friday that the Home Office’s proposed new funding formula for police forces was based on the wrong data, leaving …

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