NDM6578 Debate: Entrepreneurship: A National Imperative

NDM6578 Julie James (Swansea West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Recognises that entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises are imperative to Wales in creating better jobs and supporting investment and that the Welsh Government, in partnership with stakeholders, has a key role to play to create the right environment and support infrastructure. 


The following amendment has been tabled:

Amendment 1. Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)

Add as new points at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to invest in a network of entrepreneurial hubs in every part of Wales.

Proposes that additional financial transaction funds allocated to Wales by the UK Government are used to create a new SME investment fund for the Development Bank of Wales.

Calls on the Welsh Government to establish a dedicated national innovation body, as a partnership between business, government and academia, to drive up levels of new product development.


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Government Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 14/06/2021

Decision due: 28 Nov 2017 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Julie James MS