Tag Archive : business questions

This morning I attended Cardiff Airport’s annual report briefing to Members of Parliament. Cardiff Airport, which is publicly owned by the Welsh Labour Government, has gone from strength to strength, showing a nearly 50% growth since it was taken into public ownership, along with new airlines and routes every year. Allowing the rates of Air […]

The Rohingya refugee crisis continues in Bangladesh, with Rohingya people fleeing a genocide at the hands of the Burmese military. Bangladeshi authorities are working hard to support as many refugees as they can, but are reliant on international aid contributions such as those made by the UK. Cathays Labour Councillor Ali Ahmed, along with colleagues […]

This morning I asked the Leader of the House in Business Questions why there are such long waiting times for people appealing asylum decisions to get a court hearing date. The current minimum timescale for getting a court date is 48 weeks, and then when dates are set they are often months into the future. […]

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 […]

On the same day as postal workers took industrial action against the Post Office, I called on the Leader of the House to secure a debate into the recent actions and spending of the Post Office. This year alone post office workers will see 2,000 job losses, a further 100 branches close and the closure […]

This evening I asked Business Minister Anna Soubry if she believes the Insolvency Service will be able to help the workers of BHS given that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is making a huge cut of 40% in the service, compared to the 17% cut asked by the Treasury. The Minister responded to […]

On 10th December 2015 I called on Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling to have a debate in Government time on exploitative work practices and the failure of national minimum wage enforcement. This was prompted by a recent exposé by the Guardian on the exploitative work practices in Sports Direct. Warehouse staff at the group, […]

On 3rd December 2015 I took the opportunity in Business Questions to praise the Welsh Labour Government’s ground-breaking law on automatic consent organ donation. In Wales, as of December 2015, all adults are now presumed to consent to donating organs upon their death unless they specifically ‘opt out’. I asked Leader of the House of Commons, […]

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 […]