The National Assembly for Wales debated the Holtham Commission’s final report yesterday, and unanimously endorsed it. The motion under consideration (itself apparently agreed by the various party groups in advance) is available here. I was rather flattered that Jane Hutt quoted a post from this blog as part of her evidence that the report had been well received by academics. Sadly, the only news report I’ve seen covering it (from the Western Mail, available here) focusses more on comments from the Conservative and Lib Dem leaders about spending cuts, than the more fundamental issues raised by the report.
I’ll be writing more about the debate in a day or so. But this vote does mean that the onus of pushing for implementation of Holtham falls very plainly to the Assembly Government, which now has a clear mandate to do so.