Questions to the First Minister

QNR – in the Senedd at on 12 September 2023.

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Photo of Buffy Williams Buffy Williams Labour

(Translated) Will the First Minister provide an update on the consultation on the draft Child Poverty Strategy for Wales 2023?

Photo of Mark Drakeford Mark Drakeford Labour

The draft Child Poverty Strategy consultation closed on 11th September. Over 3,300 individuals gave their time to help us shape the final document. We will publish by the end of the year.

Photo of Vikki Howells Vikki Howells Labour

(Translated) How is the Welsh Government working with local authorities to ensure that housebuilders deliver on promises to include green spaces within their developments?

Photo of Mark Drakeford Mark Drakeford Labour

The Minister for Climate Change is committed to the promotion of quality places where new housing developments have adequate infrastructure, including open and green spaces. Regular discussions with local authorities on implementing planning policies.

Photo of Natasha Asghar Natasha Asghar Conservative

(Translated) Will the First Minister make a statement on the rollout of blanket 20mph speed limits in South Wales East?

Photo of Mark Drakeford Mark Drakeford Labour

Good progress is being made on the rollout of the new 20mph default speed limit ahead of its coming into force on 17 September. This is not a blanket speed limit, and in South Wales East, as in other parts of the country, highway authorities have put in place exceptions.

Photo of Mike Hedges Mike Hedges Labour

(Translated) Will the First Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government-supported development at SA1?

Photo of Mark Drakeford Mark Drakeford Labour

Good progress continues at SA1 with high levels of developer and occupier interest. University of Wales Trinity Saint David is progressing its Matrix Innovation Quarter development, students have moved in to the new 645-bedroom development and discussions are underway for delivery of new affordable housing on five sites.