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Ruth Jones

Labour - Newport West

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since August 2020)

Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 11th March 2021
13:40
Welsh Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Railway Infrastructure in Wales
11 Mar 2021, 1:40 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
David T.C. Davies MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales at Wales Office
Chris Heaton-Harris MP - Minister of State at Department for Transport
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Speeches
Thursday 4th March 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

Now that we are no longer a member of the European Union, it is vital that all steps are taken …

Written Answers
Friday 5th March 2021
Climate Change
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking ahead of COP26 …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 7th January 2020
Australia bushfire crisis
That this House acknowledges that the Commonwealth of Australia is fighting one of its worst bushfire seasons, fuelled by record-breaking …
Bills
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Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
On 23 April 2019, I received £7,803.40 from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED, for …
EDM signed
Monday 18th January 2021
Godfrey Colin Cameron
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary …

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Rebecca Pow (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (64 debate interactions) View debates with Rebecca Pow Victoria Prentis (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (19 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Prentis Alan Whitehead (Labour) Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (19 debate interactions) View debates with Alan Whitehead View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Newport West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
104,703
Petition Closed

Give government workers a fair pay rise

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2020 Debated on - 14 Dec 2020 View Ruth Jones's petition debate contributions
20 Jan 2021
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

During the pandemic government workers have delivered vital public services and kept our country safe and secure. After ten years in which the real value of civil service pay has fallen, many face hardship. The Government must start to restore the real value of their pay with a 10% increase in 2020.

146,351
Petition Closed

Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 27 Apr 2020 Debated on - 14 Dec 2020 View Ruth Jones's petition debate contributions
1 Oct 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

The government is helping private firms to protect jobs by paying up to 80% of staff wages through this crisis. If it can do this why can it not help key workers who will be putting themselves/their families at risk and working extra hard under extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances.

153,506
Petition Closed

Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

Gov Responded - 28 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Jul 2019 View Ruth Jones's petition debate contributions
12 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

As a gay man I find it devastating how members of the LGBT community are still subjected to homophobic abuse online.


Most recent EDMs signed by Ruth Jones

Date Tabled Title Signatures
14 Jan 2021
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Monday 18th January 2021

Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 117
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4 May 2020
Ruth Jones signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th June 2020

Children and Young Persons

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 445), dated 21 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 April 2020, be annulled.
48 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Liberal Democrat: 4
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Ruth Jones has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Ruth Jones has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Ruth Jones has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Ruth Jones has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


525 Written Questions

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Overseas Aid: Poverty Climate Change Uganda: Politics and Government Caribbean Community Myanmar: Elections Myanmar: Politics and Government Developing Countries: Gender Equality Sub-saharan Africa: Health Services Aung San Suu Kyi Zimbabwe: Trade Unions Uganda: Foreign Relations Uganda: Politics and Government UK Relations with EU European Union: Politics and Government Iran: Politics and Government Sri Lanka: Foreign Relations Zimbabwe: Politics and Government UN Security Council Sri Lanka: Coronavirus Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Reorganisation Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Developing Countries: Poverty Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Early Rain Covenant Church China: Human Rights Zhang Zhan Zimbabwe: Foreign Relations Yemen: Baha'i Faith Yemen: Baha'i Faith New Zealand: Foreign Relations Mozambique: Politics and Government Mozambique: Security Maira Shahbaz Zimbabwe: Politics and Government Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Situation Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Hong Kong: Politics and Government Malawi: Politics and Government Sri Lanka: Politics and Government India: Politics and Government Bangladesh: Politics and Government Nigeria: Violence Egypt: Politics and Government Nigeria: Violence Sahel: Violence Brazil: Politics and Government Nigeria: Violence Nigeria: Internally Displaced People Nigeria: Agriculture Nigeria: Religion Nigeria: Violence Nigeria: Violence China: Uighurs British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus India: Politics and Government Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Situation Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality Kashmir: Politics and Government Oman: Politics and Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Catering Zimbabwe: Politics and Government Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Zimbabwe: Politics and Government Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Aid Zimbabwe: Human Rights Germany: Muslims Commonwealth: Females Sudan: Foreign Relations Sri Lanka: Politics and Government Bangladesh: Politics and Government Zimbabwe: Politics and Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit Packaging: Recycling Recycling Packaging: Recycling Nature Conservation: Stop Notices Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Nature Conservation Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Environment Protection Sites of Special Scientific Interest Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Nature Conservation Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks: Public Appointments Game: Birds Chemicals: Regulation Waste: Recycling Chemicals: Regulation Chemicals: Regulation Chemicals Chemicals: Regulation Peat Bogs: Fires Peat Office for Environmental Protection Office for Environmental Protection: Staff Wood-burning Stoves: Air Pollution Air Pollution: Coronavirus Tree Planting Peat Environment Protection: Public Consultation Climate Change Waste Disposal: Organised Crime Nature Conservation: Finance Environment Protection: Coronavirus Ella Kissi-Debrah Climate Change Convention Nature Conservation: International Cooperation Nature Conservation: Disease Control Waste Disposal: Organised Crime Checmials: Regulation Chemicals: Regulation Chemicals: Regulation Chemicals: Regulation European Chemicals Agency: Membership Chemicals: Imports Chemicals: Northern Ireland Chemicals: Imports Waste Management Waste Disposal: Crime Lesley Griffiths Animal Experiments Chemicals: Regulation Environment Protection: Northern Ireland Environment Protection: Scotland Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks: Nature Conservation Nature Conservation: Land Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff Air Pollution: Motor Vehicles Sri Lanka: Waste Nature Reserves and Wildlife Trusts: Finance Guide Dogs: Travel Green Recovery Challenge Fund Air Pollution Fisheries: Coronavirus Floods: Coronavirus Coastal Areas: Coronavirus Fisheries: UK Relations with EU Fisheries: Coronavirus Fisheries: Coronavirus Peat Bogs: Fires Peat Bogs: North of England Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Travel Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Travel Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Travel Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Travel Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Catering Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit Animal Welfare: Sentencing Access to Work Programme: Job Entry Targeted Support Access to Work Programme: Kickstart Scheme Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Wales Universal Credit: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Disease Control Pension Credit Pension Credit ASW: Pensions Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus State Retirement Pensions: Females Disability: Coronavirus Universal Credit Universal Credit Employment: Poverty Poverty: Children Social Security Benefits: EU Countries Social Security Benefits: Disqualification Social Security Benefits: Disability Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium Social Security Benefits: Newport West Social Security Benefits: Newport West Universal Credit: Newport West Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus Child Maintenance Service: Standards Universal Credit State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad Universal Credit Employment: Mental Health Social Security Benefits: Uprating Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Muscular Dystrophy Universal Credit: Disability Universal Credit: Wales Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations Employment: Epilepsy Employment: Epilepsy Employment: Epilepsy Employment: Epilepsy Access to Work Programme: Epilepsy Social Security Benefits: UK Relations with EU UK Shared Prosperity Fund Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Poverty State Retirement Pensions: Females Occupational Pensions: Newport West Social Security Benefits Universal Credit Poverty: Children Department for Work and Pensions: Travel Department for Work and Pensions: Travel Department for Work and Pensions: Official Hospitality Department for Work and Pensions: Travel Department for Work and Pensions: Travel Department for Work and Pensions: Catering State Retirement Pensions: Females Universal Credit: Wales Cash Dispensing EU Grants and Loans Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances UK Trade with EU: Non-tariff Barriers Coronavirus: Disease Control Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme VAT: Coronavirus Welsh Government VAT: Coronavirus VAT: Coronavirus Equality: Training Climate Change Air Pollution Financial Services: UK Trade with EU Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Disability Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Disability Equal Pay EU Grants and Loans Working Tax Credit: Newport West Poverty: Newport West Brexit Small Businesses: Coronavirus Low Incomes: Coronavirus Economic Situation: Newport West Treasury: Travel Treasury: Travel Treasury: Catering Motorhomes: Excise Duties Iron and Steel: Government Assistance Musical Instruments: Customs Poverty: Wales Welsh Local Government Association Universal Credit: Wales Universal Credit: Wales Universal Credit: Wales Coronavirus: Wales Coronavirus: Wales Coronavirus: Wales Iron and Steel: Wales Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups Coronavirus: Wales Employment: Wales Local Growth Deals: Wales UK Trade with EU: Wales Infrastructure: Wales Renewable Energy: Wales Universal Credit: Wales EU Nationals: Wales Borders and Customs: Northern Ireland Children: Poverty Immigration: Wales Ports: Wales Economic Situation: Wales Economic Situation: Wales Agriculture: Wales Agriculture: Wales Wales Office: Catering Wales Office: Travel Wales Office: Travel Wales Office: Brexit