The Committee undertook an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s historic environment policy.
Purpose of the Inquiry
In 2014-15, the Welsh Government intends to introduce a Heritage Bill. As such, it is consulting with stakeholders with a view to introducing a Historic Environment Strategy in the autumn of 2012. This is likely to form a basis for further appraisals and consultations leading up to the Bill’s introduction.
The Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage set up a working group to look at how the functions of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales could be merged with the functions of other organisations, including Cadw. The group was due to report by July 2012.
The purpose of this inquiry therefore was to provide the Committee with an opportunity to feed into the two above processes and to make recommendations as necessary. The Committee intended to focus specifically on the overall policy direction and strategic priorities of the Welsh Government in this regard.
Business type: Committee Inquiry