I am currently a member of two Assembly committees, namely the Enterprise and Business, and the Environment and Sustainability Committees.
The remit of this committee is broad, covering local, national and international issues. Its enquiries and reports are topical and include numerous Ministerial portfolio’s. With a background in education, I am especially interested in our ongoing enquiry into apprenticeships, as well as discussing Young People Not in Education or Training. In this current economic climate, it is vital that we work to create the best possible chances for young people and to ensure we have the skills for modern day markets.
On a more local focus, the full committee has produced a report on the Regeneration of Town Centres, which will be of interest across Wales; and a Task and Finish group has explored influencing the future of modern procurement policy. We have also concentrated on Social Enterprises, the Active Travel White Paper and Integrated Public Transport.
Since sitting on the Enterprise and Business committee, there have been four completed inquiries:
I recently joined this committee and am currently participating in four on-going enquiries in addition to several new areas of investigation that will arise later this year.
Current enquiries include:
I am a member of six cross party groups and am Chair of the group on the Welsh Language. You can find out more about the Cross Party Group on the Welsh Language here or more about the other groups below: