The Enterprise and Business Committee held its first Autumn term meeting far from Cardiff Bay last week.
The Committee’s visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns was part of the inquiry into Tourism. Following similar events in Oriel y Parc, Pembrokeshire and the National Museum in Cardiff, this event brought together businesses from the tourism sector in the region including representatives from Zipworld and Portmeirion to discuss their ideas regarding Welsh Government policy and progress on tourism growth in Wales.
This was a positive and proactive start to the new term for the Committee, which has many projects underway or soon to begin. The Committee is currently planning an inquiry looking at assisting young people and older people into work, which will soon become open to public consultation. Committee members are looking forward to hearing the ideas and experiences of young and older people in Wales so remember to keep an eye out for this consultation.
An important meeting for this Committee will be a scrutiny session on the funding and delivery of rail electrification in South Wales with the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM. This session is scheduled to take place on the morning of 2 October. Another important scrutiny session is scheduled for the 8 October looking into the Welsh Government’s Economic Priority Sectors although this is subject to change so please be sure to check the agenda closer to the date. The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM, and the Sector Panel Chairs will be present at this meeting to answer questions from the Committee.
The term continues to look busy for the Enterprise and Business Committee with a meeting on the progress of the Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru rollout tabled for 10 December 2014.
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