Griffiths Joins Calls To 'Make Poverty History'
Well, over the bank holiday weekend we received a nice press release that I've quoted verbatim below:
John Griffiths AM, Chair of the Assembly's All-Party Group on International Development, has called for a debate to be held by the Assembly to discuss what Wales can do to support the "Make Poverty History" campaign.
Speaking following the official Wales launch of the Commission for Africa Report, which took place at the Assembly earlier this week, John pressed Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Assembly Business, to devote time in the Assembly Chamber for a full debate on the issue.
"The Commission's Report details some of the progress that has taken place, but also the tremendous job of work that has yet to be done if we are to achieve fair trade, debt relief, adequate aid, peace and stability, and good governance, to deal with the problems of the developing world."
"It is good to see that the UK Government is leading the way in the response to many of these issues."
"With the G8 summit in Scotland this summer, and the UK about to assume the European Union presidency, it would be timely for the Assembly to debate the great "Make Poverty History" campaign, which has such a great groundswell of support in Wales and which is so worthwhile."
The Minister replied that it was key to continually look at Wales' relationship with the rest of the world and she hoped that the Assembly would be able to find the time to move its international development agenda forward.Other than that it's been a slow news weekend I'm afraid. The only other news of note is that Newport's new Mayor is backing the Samaritans (Critchley is councillor for the Liswerry ward).