Housing, regeneration and heritage questions


£100m of "Olympic bonus" will not be immediately available in 2014 warned the housing and heritage minister on 16 January 2015.

Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas asked Huw Lewis to give assurances that Wales would get her "fair share" of the residue money from the Olympic games.

Mr Lewis said that "goes without saying".

He was however unconvinced the money would be released in 2014 as suggested by Mr Thomas.

"I would caution that it is my understanding that there will not suddenly be £100m available in 2014, that some of the cash anticipated from the sale of assets may take considerably longer to reach us.

"It is the case however that lottery funding should be seen as something that we can take advantage of as part of the post Olympic bonus for our communities."

Mr Lewis also faced questions on various topics including first-time buyers, homelessness and housing benefits.

Following the questions to the housing minister, Plaid Cymru AM for Anglesey was given the opportunity to ask an urgent question to on the future of Welsh Countyr Foods.

Bethan Jenkins was also elected a member of the Children and Young People Committee instead of Jocelyn Davies.

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