Wales Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:30 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru 3:30 pm, 7th November 2016

My Lords, I will press the Minister further on this. Does he accept that, for the Welsh Government—or, for that matter, the Scottish or Northern Ireland Governments—to roll this out they need to know how much money they are getting; the mechanism for delivering it; the timing of it and the conditions that may be placed on it? It is now over 12 months since this thing was kicked off. Without knowing those details they cannot, with all the good will in the world, meet what is required. Inevitably, companies in Wales are going to be in an inferior position to those in England. Will the Minister also clarify the position of those who are employing people across the border: companies which may be based in England but employing in Wales, or vice versa?