- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Assembly Questions
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?
Can I also request a statement on banks and UCAS acceptance letters in Welsh? Last year, I had clarification that Lloyds Bank would accept it after initial refusal. This year, I’ve had Santander clarify they accept it after initial refusal. Either I can, on an annual basis, get clarification from the major banks one at a time or the Welsh Government can hold a discussion with them and make a statement to a Plenary session.
Julie James AM
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Yes, well on that one I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t be able to do that. I’ll certainly look into that. I don’t understand why we have to go through a process of them refusing and then us getting in touch and then being told ‘yes’. I think several Members in the Chamber have had a similar conversation, so I’m happy to see what I can facilitate in terms of the service across Wales on that one.
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.