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Upcoming Assembly Business relevant to children and young people, 26/11/07 [W]

Assembly committees and plenary business taking place in the week ahead relevant to children and young people:

Tuesday 27th November 2007


Questions to the First Minister

  • Funding for research and development
  • Introduction of 20mph zones
  • Anti-poverty initiatives in Mid and West Wales
  • Child poverty

Statements and debates

  • Statement by the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government: The Welsh Assembly Government’s Response to the Report of the Equality of Opportunity Committee on service Provision for Disabled Young People


Wednesday 28th November 2007


  • Enterprise and Learning Committee
  • Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee
  • Communities and Culture Committee


Questions to the Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery

  • Overall allocation of funding to the Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills portfolio
  • Draft budget provision for young people’s services
  • Funding for child care provision

Questions to the Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills

  • The schools funding gap between England and Wales
  • The level of truancy in Welsh schools
  • The state of school buildings in Wales
  • Plans to address the rise in non-attendance by primary school pupils
  • Construction apprenticeship schemes
  • Non-academic training for 16-19 year olds
  • The impact the recent Welsh Assembly Government budget will have on schools in Wales
  • Skills for employment
  • The role of education in tackling economic inactivity
  • Promoting innovation and creativity in schools across Wales
  • Priorities for the education budget
  • Education achievements in the City and County of Swansea area
  • Ensuring the safety of children in Wales
  • The condition of school buildings in Wales
  • Guidance for school uniforms

Debates and Statements

  • Queen’s Speech Debate


Thursday 29th November 2007


  • Proposed Vulnerable Children LCO Committee
  • Children and Young People Committee

Full details available on the National Assembly for Wales website.