Friday, 15 March 2013

New Welsh Minister for Culture ... and thus for librares

Welsh Government Building, Cardiff
(c) Seth Wales 2007 - available for re-use 
You may have noticed in yesterday's Welsh news that the First Minister has conducted a Cabinet reshuffle. As part of this reshuffle ministerial portfolios have changed. Huw Lewis AM remains on the Cabinet but with new responsibilities for Communities and Tackling Poverty. 

It appears that libraries, museums and archives now fall within the remit of the new Minister for Culture & Sport, John Griffiths AM. We look forward to working with John, but at the same time will miss Huw Lewis who has proven to be a very supportive and constructive minister for libraries in Wales.

The new Cabinet is:

Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM
First Minister of Wales
Edwina Hart AM OStJ MBE
Minister for Economy, Science and Transport
Prof Mark Drakeford AM
Minister for Health
Huw Lewis AM
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty
Lesley Griffiths AM
Minister for Local Government (& Government Business)
Jane Hutt AM
Minister for Finance
John Griffiths AM
Minister for Culture and Sport
Leighton Andrews AM
Minister for Education
Carl Sargeant AM
Minister for Housing and Regeneration
Alun Davies AM
Minister for Natural Resources and Food
Deputy Ministers
Gwenda Thomas AM
Deputy Minister for Social Services
Jeff Cuthbert AM
Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology
Further information: Welsh Government press release 
John Griffiths' page on the National Assembly web site (needs updating!). And John's web site

And with grateful thanks to Alyson Tyler

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