Agenda and minutes

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


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Minister for Skills and Science - General scrutiny

Julie James AM, Minister for Skills and Science

Huw Morris, Director Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning Simon Jones, Director for Economic Infrastructure

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Minister and her officials answered questions from the Committee members.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide a note on the take-up of ultrafast broadband since the revision of the scheme, including the total number of applications, and the success rate (both before and after the changes).



Trade sector panel - Selling Wales to the World

Elgan Morgan, Policy & Public Affairs Manager, South Wales Chamber of Commerce

Professor Terry Stevens, Stevens & Associates

Ben Cottam, Head of External Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses



Supporting documents:


3.1 The witnesses answered questions from Committee members.

3.2 Ben Cottam declared that he was on the strategic board of Business Wales.

3.3 Professor Terry Stevens declared that his daughter is Mari Stevens who is Welsh Government’s Director of Marketing - Tourism and Business.



Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure - General scrutiny

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure

Simon Jones, Director, Transport & ICT Infrastructure

Mick McGuire, Director, Sectors & Business

Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL



Supporting documents:


4.1 The Cabinet Secretary and his officials answered questions from Committee members.

4.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide:

  • information on how many jobs have been a) created, b) safeguarded and c) assisted for each of the (separate) Enterprise Zones since their creation;
  • figures on the level of public investment for each of the Enterprise Zones per year; and
  • a copy of the 2014 August agreement between the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport.