Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has reaffirmed the UK government’s commitment to building nuclear power generation at Wylfa Newydd during a meeting with local business organisations and Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie.
The Zoom roundtable last night was hosted by Darren Millar MS and attended by Managing Director at M-SParc Pryderi ap Rhisiart, Dafydd Gruffydd, the Managing Director at Menter Môn and John Idris Jones volunteer director for Menter Môn.
The meeting was held so the minister could listen to concerns raised by residents and businesses across north Wales about the impact of the pandemic.
John asked the minister about Morlais and Wylfa Newydd. The minister said the government was committed to the nuclear site.
Pryderi then discussed the newly launched ARIA (Advanced Research and Innovation Agency) and what the agency means for a green recovery, levelling up and increased investment in Wales.
“Thank you to Kwasi for taking the time to zoom in and talk to us all here in north Wales and for him saying quite clearly that Wylfa Newydd remains part of the UK government’s plans,” said Virginia.
“I would also like to thank M-SParc and Menter Môn for coming on the call. It is important ministers understand issues across the UK during these challenging times.”
Kwasi Kwarteng added: “It’s important I hear the views of businesses across the UK and this roundtable has given me a good insight into the impact of the pandemic here in north Wales and how the government’s support has played out in helping to secure jobs and livelihoods.
“I was particularly pleased to have Menter Môn and M-SParc on the call to hear their views and to talk about the Innovation Jobs Fair they are working together to deliver in July.
“I would also like to thank Virginia Crosbie for all she is doing to bring investment to Anglesey. Her hard work is already paying off with the announcement of the £4.8m funding for the Hydrogen Hub – a facility that should help drive the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution.”