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

Date, Agenda and Minutes



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



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



02 July 2020




Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 27/05/2020


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