Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn Rhun ap Iorwerth has urged Welsh Government to consider special measures of support for the north of Anglesey after a written response from the Welsh Government Minister for the Economy Ken Skates refuse to commit to any particular economic development plans.
Mr ap Iorwerth received a written response from the Welsh Government Minister outlining that his government’s broad approach to developing the economy in North Anglesey and across Wales is set out in our Economy Action Plan, after the Plaid AM had asked him to outline Welsh Government’s plans for developing the economy in the north of the island.
Mr ap Iorwerth has since written to the Minister in response and has made the case for the north of Anglesey needing particular support after suffering a number of economic blows in recent months.
Mr ap Iorwerth said:
“This is just a ‘stock’ answer from the Minister, but I very much felt the need to respond. If I had an opportunity to raise a supplementary question, I would have strongly argued that the north of Anglesey needs particular support following a series of recent blows.
“I’ve called on the Government to consider special measures, including an injection of extra money targeted at the north of the island for economic and social projects, to prove that they really want to help the area during these difficult times.
“I have appealed to the Minister to work closely with the Isle of Anglesey County Council and other relevant bodies to look for opportunities which could be a way of turning a corner following the recent announcements. The Council is currently consulting on a regeneration plan for the north of the Island and I would like as many people as possible to feed into that.”