MIKE HEDGES AM ASKS QUESTION OF WELSH GOVERNMENT MINISTER RE VIGIN MEDIA CLOSEURE

MIKE HEDGES AM ASKS QUESTION OF WELSH GOVERNMENT MINISTER RE VIGIN MEDIA CLOSEURE

Speaking after Questions to the Welsh Government Business Manager, Swansea East AM Mike Hedges said… ‘Following recent sad events at the Llansamlet site, I asked the Business Manager to update the Assembly on the support offered to my constituents and those of other colleagues. I am pleased that Ken Skates will be making a statement; I am pleased that the Task Force is already in place supporting staff.’

Mike Hedges AM – Two questions for the leader of the house, one I think that the leader of the house must be getting used to by now: can I request a further update on Welsh Government action on the Virgin Media closure in Swansea? Unfortunately, I say now ‘on the closure’; before we broke up for the summer it was ‘the proposed closure’. Can I ask for a statement on that?

Julie James AM – In terms of Virgin Media, yes, absolutely. It’s now clear that the site will close. The taskforce, as I understand it, is in position but I will discuss with my colleague Ken Skates bringing an update, now that the closure’s been confirmed, to the house, as a large number of Members have constituents that are affected by it.