London beat Jobs and transport on my agenda – and more Brexit
ISTARTED the week meeting with transport unions to discuss integrated transport matters.
The RMT reps briefed me on a wide range of shipping and train-related matters which I will raise with the appropriate government ministers.
As a gateway to Wales the local transport infrastructure links the ports and principal cities.
It is vital we get the support we deserve and that quality services and jobs are retained and created.
In London I met up with REHAU plastics senior management, this is part of my ongoing dialogue of retaining jobs and production at the Amlwch site and follows the delegation meeting I held in London a short time ago.
In Whitehall, I joined North Wales MPs again to press for the availability and acceleration of the North Wales Growth Deal
projects. There are a number of innovative local projects and there needs to be greater concentration on delivery– we need spades in the ground now.
As chair of the Welsh Parliamentary Party I hosted our Welsh party leader and ministers to our group meeting and we discussed the Welsh dimension to Brexit and both Assembly and parliamentary business.
As a firm devolutionist I value the joint working with colleagues from the Bay.
My committee work was on energy efficiency, a vital component on emissions.
On the theme of low carbon energy I was disappointed not to join First Minister Mark Drakeford on the Island due to extra sitting days in Parliament.
I arranged for the First Minister to meet marine energy developers, Bangor University and visit strategic energy locations, in addition a photo opportunity at the iconic South Stack to boost our local tourism ahead of the Easter hols.
I thank my team for stepping into the breach while on extra Brexit duties.
In the House I voted in the indicative votes, against a no deal Brexit and for forms of customs unions/free market access, in line with my pledge in 2017.
In addition I voted for a confirmatory public vote and against the PM’s deal; a growing number of constituents are urging me to do so. reducing carbon
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