Monday, 3 October 2016


Plaid Cymru

Today, Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales - has launched a paper on the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NICW). Establishing this body was an important part of an agreement with Labour in May 2016.

Adam Price, Plaid's Shadow Minister for Finance & Economy, believes NICW has the potential to transform the Welsh economy by providing money to build new schools, roads, hospitals and improving broadband, thereby creating a large number of jobs in all parts of Wales.

Dai Lloyd, Plaid’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, says NICW is an innovative model that would allow Welsh Government to raise some £7.5 billion over ten years to invest in such projects. Over the long term it could reduce the economic gap between Wales and the rest of the UK.