NDM6268 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the importance of forward skills planning to meet the future needs of the construction industry to deliver infrastructure projects in Wales and beyond.
2. Believes that reform of public sector procurement in Wales is needed to take full advantage of the social, economic and environmental potential of the purchasing power of the Welsh public sector.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government:
a) to bring forward a procurement bill to make it mandatory for public sector bodies to follow Welsh Government policy on procurement, to maximise the social and economic impact of construction;
b) establish a national framework for public sector procurement in Wales to ensure the ambitions set out in the Wales Procurement Policy Statement are delivered;
c) to increase levels of capital infrastructure spending to boost the economy in Wales, providing a much needed boost for the construction sector;
d) consider the case for establishing a national construction college for Wales to develop high quality skills in the construction industry.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 16/03/2017
Decision due: 22 Mar 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM