"Nothing transformational or ambitious about Labour's Programme for Government", says Plaid MS


Rhun ap Iorwerth (Image: Welsh Parliament) Senedd (Image: Gwalia)

Plaid Cymru Deputy Leader Rhun ap Iorwerth has said that the Welsh government's new Programme for Government is "thin on detail" and "absent on targets".


The Programme lays out the Welsh Government's priorities for the next Senedd term.


Speaking to BBC Wales, Ap Iorwerth said: "What Wales needs now is a government that will tackle unemployment and NHS waiting times; a government that will address child poverty and its root causes; a government that will solve the housing crisis with the urgency that it requires and a government that will deliver positive and transformational change for everyone who calls Wales their home.


"But there's nothing transformational or ambitious about Labour's programme for government."


Programme for Government


The Welsh Government's Programme for Government includes the following commitments:

  • Prioritising investment in mental health

  • Paying care workers the real living wage

  • Delivering the Young Person’s Guarantee – giving everyone under 25 the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment

  • Creating a National Forest, which will extend from the north to the south

  • Introducing a Clean Air Act and banning more single-use plastics

  • Building 20,000 new, low-carbon social homes for rent.


First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “We will build a fairer, greener and stronger Wales in which everyone has plays a part – we don’t want anyone to be left behind or held back.


“Our Programme for Government is an ambitious and radical plan which sets out how we will move Wales forward, focusing on what matters to people and where we can make the greatest difference to people and communities.


“People in Wales look after each other and this programme is built on that principle.”

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