Answers to questions not reached in Plenary16/05/2023
Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.
Questions For - First Minister
What is the Welsh Government's latest assessment of the effect of social class on life chances in Wales?
We have long recognised that, alongside other factors, social and economic circumstances are shaping contributors to inequality. We are committed to creating a fairer and more prosperous Wales where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential. This is all the more important in the context of the cost-of-living crisis.
Will the First Minister provide an update on any further developments on the more detailed review of the Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008?
Work has now commenced on this wider review of the Measure. By working in partnership with local authorities, the industry, as well as children and young people, we will identify the barriers as well as opportunities and innovative approaches to inform future policy options for learner travel.
What plans does the Welsh Government have for improving transport infrastructure in Monmouthshire?
We continue to work with Monmouthshire County Council on options to improve transport infrastructure in Chepstow and the A40 in Raglan. Several trunk road locations will also be considered as part of the update to the speed limit review and roll out of the 20 mph speed limits in September 2023.
What assessment has the First Minister made of how inflation has affected the twenty-first century school building programme?
Inflation inevitably erodes the real value of all Welsh Government capital programmes. In this case, we have increased the programme budget by 33 per cent over the next two financial years to support both our rolling programme delivery and inflationary cost pressures.