Impacts of COVID-19: Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee - Open call for evidence and experiences

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee is exploring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on all areas within its remit.

 

Members are interested in the effects of the pandemic; measures taken to slow the spread; and support being offered to help people, companies and other organisations through the pandemic . Members are particularly interested in gathering evidence and views looking forward at what needs to be done to help the nation recover.

 

Evidence session

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1.    Business and Job Support

 

Joshua Miles, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

 

Adrian Greason-Walker, Policy Advocate, Wales Tourism Alliance

 

Ian Price, Director, CBI Wales

 

Shavanah Taj, Acting General Secretary, Trades Union Congress Wales

 

Mike Payne, Senior Organiser, Wales and South West, GMB Union

 

Peter Hughes, Regional Secretary, UNITE Wales

 

30 April 2020

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2.    Ministerial Scrutiny

 

Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

 

Sioned Evans, Director, Business and Regions, Welsh Government

 

Emma Watkins, Deputy Director Economic Policy, Welsh Government

 

Simon Jones, Director, Economic Infrastructure, Welsh Government

 

Huw Morris, Director, Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Welsh

Government

 

11 May 2020

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3.    Skills

 

Jeff Protheroe, Director of Operations, National Training Federation for Wales

 

Dafydd Evans, Chair, Colleges Wales

 

Professor Ewart Keep, Department of Education, Oxford University

01 June 2020

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4.    Transport

 

Peter Hughes, Regional Secretary, UNITE Wales

 

Mick Lynch, RMT Assistant General Secretary

 

Deb Bowen Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Cardiff Airport

 

Spencer Birns, Chief Commercial Officer, Cardiff Airport

 

Nigel Winter, Managing Director, Stagecoach South Wales

 

Scott Pearson, Managing Director, Newport Transport

18 June 2020

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5.    Transport for Wales, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

 

James Price, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for Wales

 

Andrew Campbell, Chair Wales Tourism Alliance

 

Professor Nigel Morgan, Head of School, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Surrey

 

David Chapman, Executive Director Wales, UK Hospitality

02 July 2020

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6.    Ministerial Scrutiny

Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

 

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

 

Sioned Evans, Director, Business and Regions, Welsh Government

 

Emma Watkins, Deputy Director Economic Policy, Welsh Government

 

Simon Jones, Director, Economic Infrastructure, Welsh Government

 

Andrew Clark, Deputy Director, Employability and Skills Division, Welsh Government

16 July 2020

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7.    Covid-19: Recovery

 

Professor Andrew Henley, Cardiff University

 

Professor Gillian Bristow, Cardiff University

 

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, University of South Wales

 

David Hagendyk, Director for Wales, Learning and Work Institute

 

Helen Cunningham, Policy and Research Officer, Bevan Foundation

 

 

16 Sep 2020

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8.    Covid- 19: Recovery

 

Amy Bainton, External Affairs Advisor, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

 

Leighton Jenkins, Assistant Director and Head of Policy, Confederation of British Industry Wales

 

Peter Hughes, Regional Secretary, UNITE Wales

 

Mike Payne, Senior Organiser Wales and South West, GMB Union

 

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary, Wales Trades Union Congress

 

23 Sep 2020

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9.    Covid-19: Transport Recovery

 

Christine Boston, Director for Wales, Transform Cymru, Community Transport Association and Chair, Transform Cymru

 

Ryland Jones, Interim Deputy Director, Sustrans Cymru

 

Norman Baker, Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Better Transport

 

David Beer, Senior Manager Wales, Transport Focus

 

Prof Glenn Lyons, Professor of Future Mobility – University of the West of England

 

Nick Richardson, Technical Director (Transport) - Mott Macdonald and Chair of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Bus and Coach Policy Group

 

 

 

30 Sep 2020

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10. Covid-19 Recovery

 

David Chapman, Executive Director for Wales, UK Hospitality

 

Victoria Brownlie, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, National Hair and Beauty Federation

 

Andrew Campbell, Chair, Wales Tourism Alliance

 

Sara Jones, Head of Welsh Retail Consortium

 

John Whalley, CEO, Aerospace Wales Forum Ltd

 

Richard Warren, Head of Policy and External Affairs, UK Steel

07 October 2020

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11. Covid-19 Recovery

 

Sioned Pearce, Research Fellow and Lecturer at Cardiff University

 

Professor Ewart Keep, Chair in Education, Training and Skills at the Department of Education, Oxford University

 

Laura-Jane Rawlings, Founder and CEO of Youth Employment UK

 

Cerys Furlong, CEO, Chwarae Teg

 

Ruth Coombs, Head of Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission

 

 

14 October

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Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 27/05/2020

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