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…

Finance Committee told to check their sums as…

(Title Image: refweb.org.uk) Communities Committee Stage 1: Public Services Ombudsman Bill (pdf) Published: 12th March 2018 See also: Giving the Public Watchdog more bite 1. AMs should agree to the principles of the Bill A…

Three reasons Flying Start has hit turbulence

(Title Image: ITV Wales) Education & Young People Committee Flying Start: Outreach (pdf) Published: 23rd February 2018 Committee Statement: "The early years Flying Start programme has been consistently emphasised as one of the Welsh Government's…