NDM6121 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the importance of good local government in contributing towards the local economy, health service and educational outcomes.
2. Regrets that too many public services have been "poor and patchy" and characterised by a "poverty of ambition", as described by the Williams Commission.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
(a) increase accountability of local government through electoral reform and lowering the voting age to 16;
(b) examine the way in which local government finance can be reformed to ensure a fairer and more sustainable system;
(c) introduce a nationally decided set of pay scales, terms and conditions to control senior and chief officer pay through a national framework; and
(d) establish regional combined authorities as part of the Welsh Government's local government reform for improved regional cooperation between existing local authorities.
'Williams Commission Report'
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 13/10/2016
Decision due: 19 Oct 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM