Ben Lake

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Plaid Cymru

Member for Ceredigion

ben.lake.mp@parliament.uk / BenMLake
Select Committees
Welsh Affairs Committee (since March 2020)

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Sparring Partners
Alun Cairns (Conservative) (39 debate interactions) View debates with Alun Cairns George Eustice (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (24 debate interactions) View debates with Charles Eustice Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (17 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Ceredigion Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
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, 3 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
1 Jul 2020
Ben Lake signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 7th July 2020

Co-operative sector and economic recovery

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes that the UK co-operative movement has grown to a combined annual turnover of £38 billion owned by over 14 million members and 241,714 employees; further notes that co-operatives in the UK operate across a wide range of sectors, all guided by the values and principles of …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
30 Jun 2020
Ben Lake signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th July 2020

Intelligence and Security Committee Report on alleged Russian interference in UK Democracy

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House calls on the Government to urgently reinstate the Intelligence and Security Committee so that it can publish the delayed report on alleged Russian Interference in UK democracy; notes that this is the longest period following an election that the Intelligence and Security Committee has gone without being …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 11
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 7
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 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

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Access to Banking Services Bill 2017-19
Presented by Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 27 February, 2018 13 Nov 2018, 11:34 a.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 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.


389 Written Questions

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