The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee carried out an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s proposed establishment of a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales.
The aims of the inquiry were to obtain clarity for stakeholders on how the Welsh Government proposes to take the Infrastructure Commission forward, to influence the development of the Welsh Government policy in this area, and to make meaningful recommendations to the Government.
The Welsh Government launched its consultation document – A National Infrastructure Commission for Wales – on the 17 October 2016. It sets out a proposal to establish a National Infrastructure Commission for Wales within the next 12 months, and asks a series of questions.
The Commission will provide expert and technical advice on a long-term strategy for investment in economic infrastructure, looking up to 30 years ahead but not revisiting decisions already made. It will need to consider recommendations of other bodies that have a statutory role relating to infrastructure and will work in a way that incorporates the principles of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
The Committee sought views on:
It is our intention to complete our work in time to contribute to the Welsh Government’s consultation and future development of this area.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 14/10/2016
Decision due: Meeting Date by Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee