Westminster Matters

Westminster Matters

A Royal Visit and Promoting Wales

Promoting Wales:

There was a Welsh dimension to my week in Westminster this week as I promoted and supported the past, present and future. Global Welsh raises the profile across the world. I supported the bid for North Wales slate quarries to be recognised by UNESCO. Like many, my family worked in the industry. It is good to see disused quarries used for tourism activities and in the past our slate provided roofs across the globe.

Food and drink is a great asset to sell and brand Wales as Vice Chair of the All Party Group I was delighted to promote Welsh Whiskey Penderyn, a match for any Scotch, Irish whiskey and a big hit with tourists.

King's Visit and Maritime Links:

I attended the address by King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands to members of both Houses of Parliament. I was pleased to attend and remember the strong link between Anglesey and the Dutch Navy in World War 2. The Dutch Navy was in exile in the port of Holyhead and many sailors made their home on the Island. This was true European integration.

In Parliament:

In Parliament I voted against draconian legislation on the Civil Liability Bill and for Human Rights in the Northern Ireland Bill as well as chairing committees and debates in Westminster Hall.

In the Constituency:

In the Constituency, I opened a revamped Care Home in Llanfairpwll. Discussed the Local Impact of Brexit with the County Council in Llangefni. I also held an advice surgery in Menai Bridge.

I also cut my grass for maybe the last time this year as autumn bites and we prepare for winter.

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