Answers to questions not reached in Plenary10/05/2023
Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.
Questions For - Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd
What action is the Minister taking to increase vegetable and fruit production in Wales in light of the gathering climate crisis in southern Spain?
The Welsh Government provides comprehensive support for fruit and vegetable production. This includes the Horticulture Development and Start Up Schemes for farmers and the Food Business Accelerator Scheme. Additionally, tailored advice and training is being offered to growers in the new Farming Connect contract.
How is the Welsh Government protecting animal welfare by supporting those with vet bills during the cost-of-living crisis?
My officials have been in discussion with third sector organisations to monitor the current situation. I am pleased to see animal welfare groups in Wales working together to support pet owners on low incomes. The matter has also been raised at the Pets Advertising Advisory Group.