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Written Assembly Questions tabled on 4 March 2016 for answer on 11 March 2016

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(Self-identifying Question no. shown in brackets)

Written Questions must be tabled at least five working days before they are to be answered. In practice, Ministers aim to answer within seven/eight days but are not bound to do so. Answers are published in the language in which they are provided, with a translation into English of responses provided in Welsh.

To ask the Minister for Natural Resources

Russell George (Montgomeryshire): Will the Minister state the amount spent on communicating with farmers by post within the (a) 2012-13 financial year, (b) 2013-14 financial year and (c) 2014-15 financial year? (WAQ69963)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

The Deputy Minister for Farming and Food (Rebecca Evans):

The information you requested is not held.

 

To ask the Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport

David Melding (South Wales Central): How does the Welsh Government promote bus transport to foreign tourists and visitors? (WAQ69964)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism (Ken Skates): The Welsh Government's Visit Wales website provides information on public transport to Wales and within Wales, including coach and bus services.

In addition the Welsh Government actively promotes the TrawsCymru long distance bus network to UK and foreign visitors to Wales.

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): How does the National Museum Wales use its national profile to promote and encourage heritage tourism? (WAQ69965)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

Ken Skates: The National Museum is working in partnership with the Welsh Government on plans for 'themed years', including the Year of Adventure in 2016.The ongoing St Fagans Redevelopment Project is expected to boost overall visitor figures to the National Museum to around 2 million and be a gateway to direct visitors towards other places of interest across Wales. The Welsh Government is providing £7 million towards this project, alongside funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other stakeholders.

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): How does the Welsh Government work with the National Trust to encourage that organisation's members in other parts of the UK to visit Wales? (WAQ69966)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

Ken Skates: The Welsh Government, through Visit Wales and CADW, works in partnership with the National Trust to develop initiatives which promote and raise the profile of Wales with their members across the UK.

 

David Melding (South Wales Central):

How does the Welsh Government use the Welsh language as a heritage asset to promote tourism in Wales? (WAQ69967)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

Ken Skates: The Welsh Government celebrates the fact that Wales has two national languages and uses this to provide a real point of differentiation between us and our UK neighbours. We promote the language proactively and positively in our materials and on websites.

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): How does the Welsh Government promote Wales as a destination for travellers who currently pass through Wales in transit between Britain and Ireland by ferry, rail and air? (WAQ69968)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

Ken Skates: Visit Wales works with a wide range of transport stakeholders and marketing channels to target visitors entering and transiting through Wales.

 

To ask the Minister for Health and Social Services

David Melding (South Wales Central): How will the Welsh Government's plans to improve mental health in Wales help the children of victims of human trafficking? (WAQ69971)

Answer to follow.

To ask the Minister for Public Services

David Melding (South Wales Central): How is the Welsh Government improving the provision of childcare at refuges for victims of human trafficking in Wales? (WAQ69969)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

The Minsiter for Public Services (Leighton Andrews): The crime of slavery is non-devolved and in Wales it is the responsibility of the Home Office to provide support for adult victims and where applicable their accompanying children. The Home Office fund the support which is delivered by third sector organisations.

 

David Melding (South Wales Central): What services does the Welsh Government provide for the children of victims of human trafficking? (WAQ69970)

Answer received on 11 March 2016

Leighton Andrews: The crime of slavery is non-devolved and in Wales it is the responsibility of the Home Office to provide support for adult victims and where applicable their accompanying children. Support for unaccompanied child victims of slavery is provided by Local Authorities.

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