General and budget scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport

Jan 10, 2018 | Articles, Assembly Business, UK Issues | 0 comments

Plenary 10th January 2018

11:02
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Gareth Bennett AM

Gareth Bennett AM

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)

Yes. Coming back to the M4 relief road and the public inquiry that’s going on, the future generations commissioner, when she gave evidence to that inquiry, said that she fundamentally disagreed with the Welsh Government’s interpretation of the well-being of future generations Act and the duties that are set out.

Ken Skates AM

Ken Skates AM

Title: Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport  Party: Welsh Labour

I believe our lawyers have responded to that and we maintain that there has to be a balance struck. The balance is between the various interests that are encapsulated within the Act. We believe that the proposals will lead to improvements in terms of cohesive communities, in terms of healthier communities, and I think the evidence that has subsequently been given by our lawyers fully addresses the concerns of the commissioner.