NDM6536 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the need to strengthen the performance of the north Wales economy.
2. Regrets the historic underfunding of north Wales by the Labour Welsh Government.
3. Welcomes Plaid Cymru's success in securing significant investment for the north as part of the budget agreement with the Welsh Government for 2018/19 and 2019/20, including:
a) better north-south road links;
b) funding to support the design and development of a third Menai bridge crossing;
c) funding to take forward the result of the feasibility study into the creation of a national football museum in north Wales;
d) the establishment of a young farmers grant scheme that will benefit the agricultural industry in the north;
e) the creation of a development fund for undergraduate medical training in the north;
f) a 100% rate relief for community hydro schemes, of which there are several in the north;
g) additional funding for Visit Wales which will boost the tourism industry in the north;
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to bring forward, as part of its long-overdue economic strategy, genuine efforts to address the regional imbalances in the Welsh economy.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 12/10/2017
Decision due: 18 Oct 2017 by Plenary