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NDM 6245 - Plaid Cymru Debate

NDM6245 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes Wales's prominent contribution to the industrial revolution, to the creation of the National Health Service and its leading role in the development of secondary education provision.

2. Regrets:

a) that recent GVA statistics released in December 2016 show that GVA per head in Wales in 2015 was 71 per cent of the UK average, the lowest amongst the devolved countries and English regions;

b) that patients in Wales will wait substantially longer for diagnosis and treatment than they would for the same conditions in England and Scotland; and

c) Wales's most recent performance in the OECD's 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment, published in December 2016, which revealed that scores in maths, reading, and science were lower in 2015 than in 2006, and lower than the UK average.

3. Recognises:

a) the essential role of education and skills as an important driver to improve Wales's economic productivity levels;

b) the need for sustained improvement in Welsh waiting times for diagnosis and treatment; and

c) the potential of the blue and green economy in ensuring the future economic prosperity of Wales.

'Regional gross value added (GVA) and sub-regional gross value added, December 2016' [Opens in a new browser window]

'OECD Programme for International Student Assessment 2015' [Opens in a new browser window]

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 22/02/2017

Decision due: Meeting Date by Plenary

Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM



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