NDM8307 Welsh Conservatives Debate - Rural communities

NDM8307 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the Senedd:

1. Notes the importance of the rural economy and the role that small businesses play in rural communities across Wales.

2. Recognises the valuable contribution of Welsh farming to the rural economy.

3. Acknowledges the benefits of events such as the Royal Welsh Show, the National Eisteddfod and others in supporting rural communities and promoting the Welsh language and culture.

4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:

a) create an infrastructure strategy to address the challenges facing rural communities; and

b) redouble efforts to tackle poor public transport connectivity across rural Wales.

The following amendment was tabled:

Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths (Wrexham)

Add new points at the end of motion:

Regrets the removal of hundreds of millions of pounds of funding from the Welsh rural economy by the Conservative UK Government.

Regrets the lack of long-term funding certainty for farm support since the UK has left the European Union.


Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Type: For information

First published: 31/07/2023