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Plaid Cymru responds to report on local government services for the future


In response to the publication of the Williams Commission report, the Party of Wales Shadow Local Government Minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas:

“Any major reform needs decisive Government leadership. The Welsh Government needs to take direct action to outline which of these options is the best way forward, how costs will be met, and the implications for frontline staff.

“The weight of evidence presented to the Williams Commission shows that if the people of Wales are going to get the services they need and deserve then there has to be a radical improvement in the way public services are delivered. The status quo and keeping things exactly as they are now is not an option. Some of the existing structures we have were designed before the National Assembly and Welsh Government existed.

“Public services are the glue that holds Wales together. It is vital that standards in education, healthcare, and local government are continuously improved, and that any reform of public service delivery meets this challenge.

“Plaid Cymru will now be consulting within our party on the options presented by the Commission and on any other options for public service delivery. We would encourage all interested parties to discuss the options, but we also want to see the Welsh Government set out its own view of what is the best way of delivering public services.”

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