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Inquiry into Historic Environment

Purpose of the consultation

The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is holding an inquiry into the historic environment.


The majority of the Welsh Government’s heritage activities are discharged by Cadw, its historic environment division. Cadw is part of the Welsh Government’s Economy, Science and Transport Department and is answerable to Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Infrastructure.

The Historic Environment Bill received Royal Assent in March 2016.

Terms of Reference:

  • Implementation of the Historic Environment Act;
  • Protection for listed buildings and scheduled monuments;
  • Protection for buildings and monuments at risk;
  • Facilitating collaboration within the sector;
  • Maximising the value of heritage tourism and Cadw’s work to meet its income generation targets;
  • Delivery of Baroness Andrews’ Culture and Poverty report;
  • Collaboration with heritage assets in the private sector;
  • Cadw’s future status.

The Committee held a public consultation from 28 July until 25 August 2017.  The Committee will begin taking oral evidence on this inquiry in the autumn term.

If you would like to discuss this inquiry further please contact the Committee:


Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Pierhead Street
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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