What people said about reforming the Assembly

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Assembly Commission Consultation on Creating a Parliament for Wales (pdf) Published: 18th July 2018 Presiding Officer/Llywydd, Elin Jones (Plaid, Ceredigion) "We now have the opportunity to make our parliament…

Facing up to the challenges new mothers face…

(Title Image: HR Review) Communities Committee Parenting & Employment (pdf) Published: 16th July 2018 Chair's Statement, John Griffiths AM (Lab, Newport East): "Preventing a large proportion of the population from contributing their skills and experience…

Committee calls for children with diabetes symptoms to…

(Title Image: monjunction.com) Petitions Committee (Petition P-04-882) Routine screening for Type 1 diabetes in Children & Young People (pdf) Published: 13th July 2018 Chair's Statement, David Rowlands AM (UKIP, South Wales East): "This petition arose…

AM set to be suspended for 2 weeks…

(Title Image: via Vimeo) Standards Committee Self-Referral for investigation by Rhianon Passmore AM (Lab, Islwyn) Published: 9th July 2018 (pdf) The Referral On Saturday 23rd September 2017, Rhianon Passmore failed to provide a breath test…

Pupil Deprivation Grant: Hitting the target?

(Title Image: Wales Online) Education & Young People Committee Targeted funding to improve education outcomes (pdf) Published: 20th June 2018 Chair's Statement, Lynne Neagle AM (Lab, Torfaen): "While we welcome the broad principle of targeting…

Four ways to keep Wales as “The Land…

(Title Image: Incorporated Society of Musicians) Culture Committee Funding & Access to Music Education (pdf) Published: 14th June 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The sector has also suffered from the…

Food, Glorious Food?

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Public procurement of food (pdf) Published: 4th June 2018 Chair's Statement, Mike Hedges AM (Lab, Swansea East): "We are concerned at the perception of…

Welsh greenhouse gas emission targets set to be…

(Title Image: Climate Change Commission for Wales) Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Welsh Government progress on climate change mitigation (pdf) Published: 25th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Mike Hedges AM (Lab, Swansea East): "The Welsh Government's…

Why Wales hasn’t got on its bike yet

(Title Image: local-transport-projects.co.uk) Economy & Infrastructure Committee Post-legislative scrutiny of the Active Travel Act 2013 (pdf) Published: 24th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Russell George AM (Con, Montgomery): "The Act was never going to change Wales…

Five things we learned about beating low pay…

(Title Image: Wales Online) Communities Committee Making the economy work for people on low Incomes (pdf) Published: 23rd May 2018 Chair's Statement, John Griffiths AM (Lab, Newport East): "We all believe in the importance of…

Committee waves red flag as Circuit of Wales…

(Title Image: via zimbio.com) Public Accounts Committee Welsh Government funding for the Circuit of Wales (pdf) Published: 22nd May 2018 Chair's Statement, Nick Ramsay AM (Con, Monmouth): "The approach from the Welsh Government to this…

Enterprise Zones: Most Illogical?

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Economy & Infrastructure Committee Enterprise Zones: Boldly going? (pdf) Published: 16th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Russell George AM (Con, Montgomery): "Enterprise Zones have been a series of place-based experiments…

Six things we learned about news journalism in…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Culture Committee News Journalism (pdf) Published: 10th May 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The decline of commercial news journalism in Wales should therefore concern us all.…

Call for more transparency on Assembly underspends

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Finance Committee The Assembly Commission's use of Remuneration underspends (pdf) Published: 1st May 2018 Chair's Statement, Simon Thomas AM (Plaid, Mid & West Wales): "The flexibility afforded to the…

What we learned about rough sleeping in Wales

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Communities Committee Rough Sleeping (pdf) Published: 20th April 2018 Chair's Statement, John Griffiths AM (Lab, Newport East): "When we agreed to undertake this work, we did not foresee the…

Committee recommends AM is suspended for 7 days…

(Title Image: Daily Post) Standards Committee Complaint against Michelle Brown AM (UKIP, North Wales) Complaints made by: Labour Party Assembly Group, Leighton Andrews and a member of the public Published: 18th April 2018 (pdf) The…

Four key things we learned about the Welsh…

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Culture Committee Historic Environment (pdf) Published: 6th April 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "This is our heritage and it is vital that we protect…

The “View from Wales” on our post-Brexit future

(Title Image: Wales Online) External Affairs Committee Wales' future relationship with Europe [Part I]: A view from Wales (pdf) Published: 27th March 2018 Chair's Statement, David Rees AM (Lab, Aberavon): "The last forty-five years of…

Why Wales is falling behind on arts fundraising…

  (Title Image: National Lottery) Culture Committee Non-public funding for The Arts (pdf) Published: 22nd March 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The often-small size of arts organisations in Wales and…