Infrastructure report short on delivery

Commenting on the publication of the 2013 Annual Report of the Welsh Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan for Growth and Jobs, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, said:

 

"Like many Welsh Government reports, this is full of aspiration but short on delivery and lacks meaningful and measurable targets.

 

"It is odd that Welsh Labour Ministers continue to whinge about reductions in capital spending from the UK Government yet managed to find a spare £52million to buy Cardiff Airport.

 

"Over the course of the current spending review, the Welsh Government has received an additional £858million from the Treasury for capital projects, but we are not seeing the swift delivery of infrastructure improvements that our economy needs.

 

"It is time for the Welsh Government to start co-operating with UK Ministers to invest and nurture the conditions for economic growth to accelerate private sector job creation."