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Valleys Taskforce

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the issues covered in the terms of reference, and in particular on the following questions:

  • To what extent is the Valleys Taskforce benefitting Valleys communities?
  • Are the Taskforce’s specific policy initiatives delivering successful outcomes that will help create sustainable growth and reduce poverty?
  • Is the Taskforce targeting its activities and projects in areas of the Valleys which most need it?
  • In July 2019 the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport stated the Taskforce would focus on seven priority areas and the Taskforce area was extended to include the Gwendraeth and Amman Valleys. What has been the impact of the changes to the Taskforce’s priorities? Has it made the Taskforce more or less effective?
  • How well is the Taskforce working with, and adding value to, other economic development initiatives in the Valleys?
  • To what extent has the Taskforce considered gender equality in its workstreams, and are you content with the approach to measuring outcomes?
  • What potential approaches could the Welsh Government take in its forthcoming economic strategy for the Heads of the Valleys, and which specific actions or policies should be included in this?
  • Which additional short-term measures could be adopted to deliver positive outcomes for Valleys communities before the Taskforce disbands in March 2021?
  • How should the Taskforce’s work be taken forward after it disbands in March 2021? Which workstreams should be prioritised by the Welsh Government, and to what extent is a change in approach required?


The deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 9 April 2020


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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565