NDM6862 Member Debate under Standing Order 11.21(iv) - Further Education Funding

Bethan Sayed (South Wales West)
Mohammad Asghar (South Wales East)
Helen Mary Jones (Mid and West Wales)
Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)
Suzy Davies (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Regrets that funding for further education has been under significant pressure in recent years as a result of funding cuts.

2. Notes that the further education sector has been placed under extra demand, in part due to the Welsh Government’s policies relating to lifelong learning, skills and employability, which have been clarified in the recent employability plan updated by written statement in September 2018.

3. Expresses concern that staff in further education institutions are considering strike action over insufficient pay and concerns over heavy workloads.

4. Proposes that there be no further reduction in the amount of funding received by the further education sector and that its position as key to productivity, skills, training and employability in the Welsh economy be recognised.


Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 10/06/2021

Decision due: 21 Nov 2018 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Bethan Sayed MS