Y Pwyllgor Cyfrifon Cyhoeddus

Public Accounts Committee








Bae Caerdydd / Cardiff Bay

 Caerdydd / Cardiff

CF99 1NA


14 January 2015                            


Dear Colleague


Inquiry into value for money of Motorway and Trunk Road Investment


The National Assembly for Wales’ Public Accounts Committeeis undertaking an inquiry intovalue for money in the maintenance and improvement of the Welsh trunk road and motorway network. To assist with its inquiry, the Committee would welcome your views on the following matters:


-       Whether the Welsh Government’s approach to delivery of major trunk road projects provides value for money including:

-       The effectiveness of Welsh Government planning and costing of schemes;

-       The approach to project delivery and evaluation of projects; and

-       How the Welsh Government could improve its approach to planning and delivery of schemes.

-       The extent to which the current approach to routine maintenance and improvement of the network via Trunk Road Agents has delivered value for money;

-       How the maintenance and improvement functions delivered by the Trunk Road Agents can be improved, in the context of the on-going Welsh Government review of these agents.


Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee welcomes responses in English or Welsh and will hold oral evidence sessions in due course.


Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy (preferably not in PDF) of your submission to SeneddPAC@Assembly.Wales


Alternatively, you can write to:

Committee Clerk

Public Accounts Committee

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.


Submissions should arrive by 13 February 2015.  It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.


Disclosure of Information


You can find details about how we will use your information at www.assembly.wales/help/privacy/help-inquiry-privacy.htm. Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.  Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk (0300 200 6565).


Yours faithfully

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Darren Millar AM