Rhun ap Iorwerth MS will continue to make the case for Holyhead following freeport announcement
In response to the Welsh Government’s update on their freeports policy in Wales issued today (Thursday, 12 May 2022), Rhun ap Iorwerth, Member of the Senedd for Ynys Môn said:
“I am pleased that an agreement has been reached. The UK Government’s original proposal to give much-reduced funding to free ports in Wales was totally unacceptable, and I’m pleased to see a u-turn on that.
“I am also pleased that the Welsh Government is insisting – as I have done consistently – that fair treatment for workers and environmental responsibility must be assured under any free port agreement, and another important element is that the Welsh Government treat as an equal partner.
“I have always called for honesty on the pros and cons of freeports, and as the MS for Ynys Môn I will, of course, continue to make the case for ensuring that Holyhead and the wider island are in the strongest position to benefit from this.”