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Priorities for the Assembly Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

September 1st 2016

The Bevan Foundation is calling for the National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to focus on whether the Welsh Government’s economic strategy is fit for purpose.

PT Steel 600The Assembly’s Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee has invited views on its priorities in the fifth Assembly. The remit of the Committee is to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account. It does this by scrutinising expenditure, administration and policy matters, including economic development, transport, infrastructure, employment, skills and research and development.

The Bevan Foundation has submitted its response, identifying total of eleven areas it suggests should be scrutinised by the Committee. These include:

  • whether the Welsh Government’s economic policies and support services are ‘fit for purpose’ in the changing economic environment;
  • whether the Welsh Government is prepared for ‘economic shocks’ such as the possible closure of Port Talbot steel works (right);
  • whether the Welsh Government is taking sufficient action to improve terms and conditions of employment, such as increasing take-up of the voluntary Living Wage;
  • the effectiveness of Welsh Government policies and provision for skills development amongst people aged 24+.

The full response can be downloaded below.

Price: Free
Language: English
Format: PDF
Number of Pages: 2

 

 

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