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Ben Lake

Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Education)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Housing, Communities & Local Government)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (The Constitution and Welsh Affairs)

(since July 2020)

Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 25th February 2021
08:40
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
25 Feb 2021, 8:40 a.m.
(at 9:30 am) Sir Peter Hendy, Chair of Union Connectivity Review, Chair, Network Rail (at 10:30 am) Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Welsh Government Simon Jones, Director Economic Infrastructure, Welsh Government James Hooker, Rail Programme Director, Welsh Government
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
08:40
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 8:40 a.m.
(at 9:30 am) Jess Hooper, Programme Manager, Marine Energy Wales Christoph Harwood, Director of Policy and Strategy, Simply Blue Energy Paul Hewett, CEO, Belltown Power Tom Glover, UK Country Chair, RWE
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
13:40
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 1:40 p.m.
(at 2:30 pm) Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales, Welsh Government
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Department Event
Thursday 25th February 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Main Chamber
Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill – committee stage and remaining stages – Lord True
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Department Event
Thursday 25th February 2021
Department for Education
Ministerial statement - Main Chamber
Education Return and Awarding Qualifications in 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Education
Oral questions - Main Chamber
1 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Education (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Education
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment Etc.) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department of Health and Social Care
Orders and regulations - Main Chamber
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
1 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Financial Statement - Main Chamber
Budget
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 4) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Thursday 4th March 2021
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral questions - Main Chamber
4 Mar 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Tuesday 9th March 2021
HM Treasury
Oral questions - Main Chamber
9 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Treasury (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Department of Health and Social Care
Oral questions - Main Chamber
Strengthening the role of the World Health Organization to support the management of future pandemics
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Speeches
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Coronavirus: Supporting Businesses and Individuals

Diolch, Madam Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak in this important debate, in which we have heard a surprising …

Written Answers
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Electronic Commerce: Safety
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the …
Early Day Motions
Thursday 11th February 2021
Global vaccines
That this House celebrates the development of several vaccines against covid-19; highlights that with the development of covid-19 mutations across …
Bills
Tuesday 27th February 2018
Access to Banking Services Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 2nd March 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: S4C
Address of donor: Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen SA31 3EQ
Amount of donation or nature and …
EDM signed
Monday 22nd February 2021
Seafarers' hours of work and rest
That this House notes the World Maritime University’s (WMU) EVREST report evaluating the regulation of seafarers’ hours of rest and …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Local Electricity Bill 2019-21
A Bill to enable electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers; and for connected purposes.

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Alun Cairns (Conservative) (19 debate interactions) View debates with Alun Cairns George Eustice (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (17 debate interactions) View debates with George Eustice Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (17 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Ceredigion Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
45,938
c. 192 added daily
48,248
(Estimated)

Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 15 Oct 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Ben Lake's petition debate contributions
9 Mar 2021
closes in 1 week, 4 days

Being the first to close and still no clue as to when we can open, this seasonal industry is losing its summer profits that allows them to get through the first quarter of next year.

Even if we are allowed to open in December, 1 months profit won't be enough to keep us open in 2021. We need help

209,631
c. 1,358 added daily
263,892
(Estimated)

Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Nov 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Ben Lake's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2021
closes in 1 month, 1 week

The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.

We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.

1,725,630
Petition Closed

Do not prorogue Parliament

Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019 View Ben Lake's petition debate contributions
15 Feb 2020
closed 1 year ago

Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Ben Lake's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.


Most recent EDMs signed by Ben Lake

Date Tabled Title Signatures
9 Feb 2021
Ben Lake signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Christopher Kapessa

Tabled by: Beth Winter (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House stands in solidarity with the family of Christopher Kapessa, a 13 year old child, who died after being pushed into the River Cynon in South Wales on 1 July 2019; extends its sympathy to his family; has concerns about the South Wales Police investigation into Christopher’s death; …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
10 Feb 2021
Ben Lake signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Seafarers' hours of work and rest

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House notes the World Maritime University’s (WMU) EVREST report evaluating the regulation of seafarers’ hours of rest and work; notes that the report, based on interviews with seafarers, maritime safety and port state regulators, flag states and seafarer organisations, finds an ingrained culture of under-reporting and falsification of …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives

Ben Lake has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Ben Lake has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Ben Lake


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about access by customers, in particular those in rural areas, to banking services; to make provision for community banking hubs; to review access to banking services through the Post Office network; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 27th February 2018
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694 Written Questions

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