Hywel in Parliament

Debates Archive


Social Care (Local Sufficiency) and Identification of Carers Bill (07/09/2012)
My hon. Friend makes a powerful case. Is she aware of good practice in Scotland and Wales that England should be following?

Elections (National Assembly for Wales) (03/07/2012)
A moment ago my right hon. Friend asked the rhetorical question: what is the point of all this? I suggest that the point - I hope that this is not true - is that, cynically, the Secretary of State wishes to undermine devolution

European Convention on Human Rights (19/06/2012)
Given the complexity of the changes and their number, instead of our having a debate today, would it not be more appropriate to refer the matter for scrutiny to some of the many Select Committees of this House, including my own?

Welsh Grand Committee (06/06/2012 - morning)
Legislative Programme and the Budget.

Welsh Grand Committee (06/06/2012 - afternoon)
Legislative Programme and the Budget.

Lidice Massacre (30/01/2012)
Dr Hywel Francis (Aberavon) (Lab): I warmly congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this Adjournment debate so near to Holocaust memorial day. I visited Lidice in 2007, along with my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea East (Mrs James), where we saw, not only at the memorial garden, but in the museum, a film called “The Silent Village”, which depicts what happened.


Extradition Debate (05/12/2011)
It is a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Mr Blunkett).

Extradition Debate (24/11/2011)
It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. and learned Member for North East Fife (Sir Menzies Campbell). We both appeared before the Backbench Business Committee in support of the hon. Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Raab), with the full support of my right hon. Friend the Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), who is the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee.


Welsh Day Debate (25/02/2010)
May I begin by paying tribute to all the Welsh members of our armed forces in Afghanistan, particularly those who, sadly, have been killed in the service of our country, including Corporal Dean John from my constituency?


Debate on Constitutional Law (15/12/2009)
I am pleased to speak in support of the order, which is important for the people of Wales.

Welsh Grand Committee (14/10/2009)
National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language)

Welsh Day Debate (26/02/2009)
I wish to make a contribution to this debate from two perspectives: that of an individual Member—for Aberavon—and that of Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee.

Debate on Carers Westminster Hall (26/02/2009)
I apologise for arriving late. I have been talking in the Chamber about a Welsh Assembly Government legislative competence order on carers.


Debate on Higher Education (08/01/08)
As ever, it is a particular pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough (Mr. Willis).


National Carers Strategy (06/06/2007)
It is a pleasure to contribute to this important Adjournment debate under your wise and, dare I say it, progressive chairmanship, Mr. Bercow.

Debate on Higher Education (15/03/2007)
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bristol, West (Stephen Williams).

Welsh Affairs Debate (01/03/2007)
I speak in this important Welsh day debate from the perspective of being the Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee.

Disabled Children (Family Support) Bill (23/02/03)
It is a particular pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Mid-Dorset and North Poole (Annette Brooke), whose work for young carers I greatly admire.

Debate on British Steel Industry (20/02/07)
This is an opportune debate on the future of the British steel industry, which I welcome as a member of the steel union community.


Welsh Grand Committee (13/12/2006)
I should first like to draw the Committee's attention to my entry in the Register of Members' Interests.


University Admissions Policy Debate (25/10/2004)
I am encouraged by this debate. I have found it very hopeful, if only for one reason: the number of times that we have discussed part-time and adult students.

Carers Equal Opportunities Bill (06/02/2004)
am proud and privileged to present to the House my Carers (Equal Opportunities) Bill.


The Economy in Wales (24/06/2003)
I welcome the debate as an opportunity to review the significant progress made in the Welsh economy since 1997.

Adjournment debate on part time students (30/04/2003)
I have sought this Adjournment debate because the needs of part-time students have largely been ignored in the present debate on the future of higher education.

Welsh day debate (12/03/2003)
The Welsh Day Debate has always afforded us a time for reflection.


The Government's legislative programme (20/12/2002)
I warmly welcome the positive impact that the Gracious Speech will have on my constituency and the whole of Wales.

Health (Wales) Bill (27/11/2002)
I warmly welcome the Bill for several reasons, not least because it makes a major contribution to Welsh constitutional history, Welsh social history and, dare I say it?, Welsh socialist history.

Budget Statement Welsh Grand (24/04/2002)
I warmly welcome this Budget, with its commitment to fairness and enterprise.

Speech The Budget and Disability (22/04/2002)
I intend to speak about the importance of the principles of fairness and enterprise that are enshrined in the Budget for disabled people and their carers.

Speeches Steel (05/03/2002)
As a representative of the steel constituency of Aberavon, I take this opportunity to thank on my constituents' behalf the Secretary of State for Wales.


Debate on Government of Wales Act (05/12/2001)
I am a long-standing campaigner for democratic devolution.

Education Bill (04/12/2001)
I wish to declare an interest as vice president of NIACE - the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

Statement in HoC re Steel Explosion (08/11/2001)
The House will know of the terrible explosion that occurred last Thursday in the No. 5 blast furnace in Port Talbot in my constituency.

Maiden Speech (25/06/2001)
In rising to make my first speech in the House as the new Member for Aberavon, I am struck by the significance of 7 June.

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