The European Broadcasting Union have confirmed that the UK will host Eurovision 2023. The process has begun to find a host city in the UK. It would be fantastic to see Wales host the event as the land of song. We would ensure that the competition reflects and celebrates the people of Ukraine.
Rail strike action will take place this week on Wednesday 27th July, Thursday 28th July, and Saturday 30th July. These strikes will disrupt rail travel across the UK.
Last week, I was found guilty of three traffic offences relating to a collision that happened on the 28th November last year. I was cleared of the charge of careless driving. Whilst I am grateful no one was injured and no other cars were involved, I am deeply sorry for how the events unfolded and wish to express my absolute and unreserved apology to my constituents in Bridgend & Porthcawl.
Today, the Prime Minister resigned his position. Whatever my thoughts on the events of recent weeks, the Prime Minister has worked to deliver Brexit, the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe and unfaltering support to Ukraine in light of the Russian invasion.
I welcome the news that the Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow children under the age of 18 to come to the UK without a parent or guardian. The changes will enable children from Ukraine to apply for a visa if they have proof of parental consent.
Rail strike action will take place next week on Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June, and Saturday 25th June. These strikes will disrupt rail travel across the UK. I strongly condemn the strike action taking place next week.
I welcome the Chancellor’s announcement of £9 billion of support for households across the UK to help ease growing pressures from the rising cost of living. The UK Government are ensuring every household in the UK receives the support they need to tackle the rising cost of living.
The UK Government has launched a £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Homeowners across Wales can now benefit from £5,000 grants to fit clean heating systems, such as heat pumps.
Residents are being reminded to apply for a temporary road closure if they are planning to hold a street party as part of the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.