Welsh Assembly Members will get a vote later this year on Government plans for the M4 Relief Road around Newport.
Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement today that Assembly Members will get a vote on the proposed M4 Relief Road, Shadow Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Russell George AM, said, “We welcome the Welsh Government’s clarity this afternoon that Assembly Members will get a vote later this year on its plans for the M4.
“However, this must not be a token gesture and should include a binding vote on the financial aspects of the project. It’s surely a simple proposition for a democratically-elected house to play an active role in sanctioning what is the biggest infrastructure project this Government, or any predecessor Welsh Governments, have had to consider.
“Sadly, the failure to confirm this would be the case only this time last week points to the great confusion which currently exists at the heart of the Welsh Government’s economy and infrastructure department.
“Clear direction is needed from the department moving forward so we can alleviate the problems across all areas of Welsh infrastructure to ensure we get our country moving again.”