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Decision details

Welsh Liberal Democrats Debate

Decision Maker: Plenary - Fourth Assembly

Status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Purpose:

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  • Opposition party debates on a topic of their choice;

Other than in the case of Government debates, the time allocated for all other types of debates and their frequency are determined by the Business Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.04

NDM5878 Aled Roberts (North Wales)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1.  Notes that over 170,000 people in Wales are employed directly and indirectly in tourism and related sectors;

2.  Notes that 44 per cent of people employed within the tourism sector are under 30 years old, and therefore measures to support this sector could play a key role in reducing the youth unemployment rate in Wales;

3.  Believes that a reduction in VAT on tourism would encourage more domestic and international visitors, provide a significant boost to local businesses and lead to increased investment, jobs and economic growth.

4.  Notes that 25 other EU Member States already take advantage of an EU dispensation for a lower VAT rate on tourist attractions and accommodation; and

5.  Calls on the Welsh Government to make representations to the UK Government to lower the VAT on tourism from 20 per cent to 5 per cent, to help us compete with other European countries and send a strong message that Wales is open to tourists and open for business.

The motion without amendment was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Publication date: 18/11/2015

Date of decision: 18/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly

 

 

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