Hywel Williams

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

(since June 2017)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Trade)

(since June 2017)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

(since May 2001)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (Defence)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Spokesperson (International Development)

(since July 2020)

Shadow PC Chief Whip

(since July 2020)
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Plaid Cymru

Member for Arfon

hywel.williams.mp@parliament.uk / hywelplaidcymru
Select Committees
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since May 2020)

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Most recent EDMs signed by Hywel Williams

Date Tabled Title Signatures
17 Sep 2020
Hywel Williams signed this EDM on Friday 25th September 2020

Ban on goods produced by state-sponsored forced labour

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House welcomes the United States Department of Home Security issuing five Withhold Release Orders which will ban the import of products from the People’s Republic of China produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region where the Chinese Communist Party government is engaged in systematic …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
22 Sep 2020
Hywel Williams signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 21st September 2020

Moria Refugee Camp in Greece

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House expresses deep concern at the ongoing crisis in the Moria Refugee Camp in Greece; notes with alarm that the Greek authorities are struggling to move thousands of migrants to safety after the overpopulated refugee camp burned down; is distressed that an estimated 13,000 people were left without …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Hywel Williams

Date Forum Title
15 Oct 2019 Commons Chamber Imprisonment of Catalan Leaders
2 Nov 2017 Commons Chamber Catalonia

Hywel Williams has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Hywel Williams

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Cold Weather Payments Bill 2017-19
Presented by Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 16 October, 2018 13 Nov 2018, 12:20 p.m.

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 require the Secretary of State to report annually on the representativeness in respect of relevant postcode districts of weather stations designated for the purpose of calculating cold weather payments and to conduct a study of alternative methods of calculating cold weather in each postcode district; and for connected purposes.


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