The Royal Commission is the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales. It has the lead role in ensuring that Wales’s archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded, and seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally.
On 31 May the National Assembly for Wales announced an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s historic environment policy, to be undertaken by the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee. The recent proposal by the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis AM, to merge the Royal Commission with Cadw or other organisations will be one of the topics the committee of Assembly Members investigates.
The Chair of the Committee, Ann Jones AM, is seeking views and evidence from individuals and organisations to contribute to the committee investigation by Friday 29 June. Information about how to write to the Clerk of the Committee is given in a letter from the Committee Chair, which has been placed in the Merger Review section of our website along with other background information.
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