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Economic Summit Cost

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much each All Wales Economic Summit cost; and who (a) spoke at and (b) attended each summit. (281192)

The All Wales Economic Summits are organised and hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, therefore the UK Government have no involvement in the cost of the summits. Each summit has had a different focus, and the invited attendees list has reflected this. Everyone who attends the summits has an opportunity to speak, should they so wish.

The summits provide an excellent arena for informed debate on the issues affecting Wales, resulting from the global economic downturn. They provide all interested parties, such as business, employment and skills and charity organisations, with the opportunity to report directly to UK Government and Welsh Assembly Government Ministers the difficulties that they are facing on a daily basis.