Yesterday in the House of Commons, I questioned the Secretary of State for Wales, David TC Davies, the MP for Monmouth, about his party’s commitment to helping the most vulnerable people in Wales amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Highlighting that Conservative politicians in the Senedd have expressed that a recently announced £40m loan scheme for homeowners, launched by Welsh Government to help prevent repossessions, should be scrapped, I reminded the Secretary of State of his commitment to Wales’ most vulnerable, highlighting that Welsh households still face the consequences of 13 years of his government’s economic failures, with a historically high tax burden and his own constituents (in Monmouth) paying on average £240 more each month on their mortgages.
Earlier this year, the Secretary of State stated in the chamber that his government would prioritise helping the most vulnerable, yet his Conservative colleagues in the Senedd have put on record that they are “fundamentally opposed” to the Welsh Government‘s Help to Stay scheme supporting households. The £40m loan support from the Welsh Government will provide a lifeline to many households, preventing repossessions and keeping people in their homes.
I can’t possibly fathom why anyone would oppose this initiative, and I’m still no clearer as to where the Secretary of State stands on this.\
Watch the clip below to see what I had to say in full.