Ken Skates

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Ken Skates wrote : “In combination, which is why I have not prioritised between them, the Transport for Wales report demonstrates a compelling case for all four to be developed as an integrated programme to improve access to the rail network across the regions of Wales. "They will make a major contribution to improved rail connectivity, supercharge our post Covid19 recovery, and develop our public transport for the future. Our new station openings will be key to Building Back Better” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Trains and buses will carry far fewer people. "We will have to consider measures such as pre-booking only, such as careful travel planning, such as prioritisation of who travels on buses and trains - for example key workers and disabled people" External link

bbc Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Trains and buses will carry far fewer people. "We will have to consider measures such as pre-booking only, such as careful travel planning, such as prioritisation of who travels on buses and trains - for example key workers and disabled people" External link

bbc Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We have to protect the 2021 season by making sure we get rid of the virus as soon as possible," "The tourism sector is really going to struggle to generate any significant revenue before certainly Easter of next year, possibly the summer of next year," External link

bbc Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Unemployment could rise to 10%, possibly more - it depends on the recovery though," "If it is a V-shaped recovery then we'd expect to be able to get people back into work much sooner," External link

bbc Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “SPTS is a shining light in the compound semiconductor industry, which is of huge significance to Wales. This prestigious award recognises their technical excellence and their approach to responsible working practices and is very well deserved. The specialist equipment they have developed will contribute to the global fight against coronavirus , and I am delighted the Welsh Government has been able to provide them with the support needed” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "When easing of lockdown comes we will have to take steps to manage demand. Some of the measures that we are looking at and that I'll be talking to partners today about include prioritising use of public transport for key workers, encouraging more pre-booking of travel and better planning of travel, staggering shift patterns in the public sector and encouraging businesses to do so as well, and of course encouraging good remote working to continue. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about The UK ) : "The UK Government did the right thing in introducing the Job Retention Scheme. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our aim is always to carry out essential work while causing the least disruption possible to the travelling public while keeping them safe. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Welsh Secretary ) : "The Economic Resilience Fund will support a significant number of businesses and enterprises facing cash flow pressures – but the Welsh Government has always been clear, it will not reach all of them. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Transcend Packaging is an important business in Caerphilly County and I applaud the way it has changed its way of working to develop a vital product, which will help support and protect many people. " External link

southwalesargus Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "You have my assurance we are very much alive to the Orb works and are looking at all options for helping to restart the economy using existing key assets" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Dominic Raab ) : "I'm not going to do a Dominic Raab and be critical of individuals. But I do think it was a mistake not to be part of this particular scheme. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It’s too early to say at this stage" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He’s not right to be critical of Welsh Government and name ministers" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He is wrong to do it in such a public way" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I don't know a single politician of any party who is not putting every effort into combating coronavirus" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is a very real concern for us," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "They expect all of that support to get out the door this very month," "We are looking at a further phase of that particular fund. I'm hoping we can make an announcement on that in the not too distant future" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It’s too early to say at this stage" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He’s not right to be critical of Welsh Government and name ministers" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He is wrong to do it in such a public way" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I don't know a single politician of any party who is not putting every effort into combating coronavirus" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Partnership working between the Welsh public sector and the private sector has never been so important as we all work together to slow the spread of coronavirus,” External link

computerweekly Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, April 6, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’d like to thank all the great businesses involved in the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium for their brilliance and innovation at this time of crisis. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "I’m so pleased that Airbus can use the state-of-the-art facilities at AMRC Cymru to help manufacture ventilators and that they are taking part in this important national project to save lives. "When we opened the AMRC Cymru last year we could not have foreseen it would play such a critical role at this time of national emergency. Martin Bolton, Head of Assembly, Wing of Tomorrow, at Airbus, said: "Airbus has a crucial role to play in the fight against COVID-19. AMRC Cymru in Broughton is officially opened. Photo by Ian Cooper (Image: Ian Cooper/North Wales Live) "We are part of the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium focused on accelerating the production of life-saving ventilators in support of the NHS. Our engineers and technology teams are working flat out to respond to the challenge and I'm proud to be a part of the team” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is clear that the industry needs immediate support in order to remain viable even for the next few months, while longer-term measures are developed" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I hope that this will give operators some short-term resilience to continue to deliver services, pay employees and sub-contractors, while we work with them to develop the comprehensive package of measures, called for by the scale of the crisis, to secure an efficient, sustainable, and robust bus network" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “We are working closely with our partners in TfW and TfW Rail Services on the details of the mechanism, which I expect to evolve further over the coming weeks,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is clear that the industry needs immediate support in order to remain viable even for the next few months, while longer-term measures are developed" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I hope that this will give operators some short-term resilience to continue to deliver services, pay employees and sub-contractors, while we work with them to develop the comprehensive package of measures, called for by the scale of the crisis, to secure an efficient, sustainable, and robust bus network" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our rail franchise provider, bus companies and community transport operators - many of which are small businesses and charities - are facing significant financial challenges" External link

bbc Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "expected to evolve further over the coming weeks" External link

bbc Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 20, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I can assure that Newport steel has been right there, right at the forefront of my mind, whenever I've spoken with Tata, whenever I've discussed these issues with counterparts in the UK Government, and that will go on,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “When women are excluded from our transport workforce, we are losing talent – 50 per cent of the ideas, the knowledge and the creativity we could be using to improve transport in Wales is shut out. When individuals – because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or their disability – are stopped from coming forward to work in transport, we lose the opportunity we could have taken to make better decisions about the future of vital transport services” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This campaign challenges ageist stereotypes about older workers, and shines a light on the need for Welsh businesses to take action when it comes to future-proofing their workforce and celebrating the difference employees 50 and over make. "This is particularly the case for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), for whom losing the valuable skills and experience of older workers can have much more of an impact. Employers need to assess, monitor and consider the needs of their more experienced workers, as the role they play in businesses across Wales is critical to the success and prosperity of the Welsh economy” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This campaign challenges ageist stereotypes about older workers, and shines a light on the need for Welsh businesses to take action when it comes to future-proofing their workforce and celebrating the difference employees 50 and over make. "This is particularly the case for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), for whom losing the valuable skills and experience of older workers can have much more of an impact. Employers need to assess, monitor and consider the needs of their more experienced workers, as the role they play in businesses across Wales is critical to the success and prosperity of the Welsh economy” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality, and reduce congestion. Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society. Investing in and incentivising public transport and active travel are vital in encouraging people to make less journeys by car. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 9, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality and reduce congestion," "Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society" External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality, and reduce congestion. Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society. Investing in and incentivising public transport and active travel are vital in encouraging people to make less journeys by car. " External link

icWales Monday, March 9, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Communities and business have suffered devastating and unprecedented effects from recent storms and subsequent flooding. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Communities and business have suffered devastating and unprecedented effects from recent storms and subsequent flooding. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "People need assurance that the NHS can cope, and it will cope across the UK" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Stations with strong community support for step free upgrades have been excluded from funding," External link

bbc Saturday, February 29, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates commented : “It is disappointing that the UK Government has decided to invest in just four of the seven projects we had promoted and offered to match fund,” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "A review of reported incidents shows that approximately 85% of them occur on our trains, where it is not possible to provide universal coverage of police and security personnel. In the last year alone there have been nearly 350 reported accounts of physical or verbal abuse against staff on trains. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "A review of reported incidents shows that approximately 85% of them occur on our trains, where it is not possible to provide universal coverage of police and security personnel. In the last year alone there have been nearly 350 reported accounts of physical or verbal abuse against staff on trains. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The rail staff there to help us are no different to our family and friends. "We must stamp out antisocial behaviour and do everything we can to support staff to do their jobs and let passengers make their journeys in a safe and pleasant environment" External link

bbc Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “It’s great to see the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund supporting this scheme on Anglesey, which will deliver benefits to the public and the environment. Lift-sharing can help reduce congestion and improve journey times” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is yet another major development in Transport for Wales’ plans to deliver the South Wales Metro for the people of South East Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, January 20, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is yet another major development in Transport for Wales’ plans to deliver the South Wales Metro for the people of South East Wales. " External link

icWales Monday, January 20, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “This is an important milestone and one that demonstrates the scale of the work that has been undertaken so far. The grace period is ongoing and once again I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t renewed to apply and ensure you can continue to benefit from the bus pass in the long-term” External link

icWales Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Any person who holds a concessionary pass at the time the changes to the law are made will not lose their entitlement to that pass in any circumstances" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our vision for railways includes the opening of new stations and the improvement of connectivity across all regions in Wales. "This is the beginning of delivering that ambition" External link

bbc Monday, January 13, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates told : "So far, something in the region of £2.3m in penalty notices have been issued to KeolisAmey," External link

bbc Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This temporary extension will give more time to those who need it, and help alleviate concern for people who haven't received their new card" External link

dailypost-co-uk Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am encouraged by these findings, but it is vital we continue to reduce emissions to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am pleased European funding is being invested in the Learning to Grow programme, which will be vital in helping individuals with mental health issues to overcome obstacles that may stand in their way to gaining employment” External link

southwalesargus Monday, December 23, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is the first Industrial BID to be established in Wales and will provide 387,000 of funding for the five year BID term to spend on security, maintenance, and business representation,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In making this decision we have listened carefully to local residents and believe the proposed improvements would deliver real benefits for them,” “The proposals would provide greater resilience, enhance journey time reliability, and improve safety” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In making this decision we have listened carefully to local residents and believe the proposed improvements would deliver real benefits for them,” “The proposals would provide greater resilience, enhance journey time reliability, and improve safety” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Any person who holds a concessionary pass at the time the changes to the law are made will not lose their entitlement to that pass in any circumstances" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, December 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Due to the huge surge in demand on the first couple of days, the website was taken off line. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, December 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “AMRC Cymru is a real game-changer for the economy of North Wales. It will boost the region’s reputation for manufacturing excellence and its impact will be felt across Wales,” “It will play a key role in bringing academia and businesses closer together, boosting skills and innovation. It will raise productivity in the region and along with the North Wales Growth Deal and our investment in infrastructure will allow North Wales to fulfil its economic ambition” External link

theengineer Friday, November 29, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The Tories have absolutely nothing to be proud about when it comes to transport investment" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, November 25, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The Tories have absolutely nothing to be proud about when it comes to transport investment" External link

icWales Monday, November 25, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : “It’s been a great year again for the Daily Post Business Awards. "The Welsh Government was pleased to be involved once again to support this event which showcases the innovation and enterprise which we have here in North Wales. "I’d like to congratulate all the winners and nominees” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, November 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I spoke directly to Mr Henrik Adams, CEO of TATA Steel Europe, and raised the importance of allowing sufficient time to consider Community’s proposal and any other offers that come forward that might offer a viable future for the plant” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am seeking an urgent conversation with Tata to establish what this means for workers in Wales and how we can support those affected by this announcement" External link

bbc Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Regulatory burdens and security measures are not shared proportionately, and we continue to press the UK government to develop a more competitive environment for smaller, ambitious airports wanting to grow and expand," External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 21, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It's clear that there are significant challenges and this journey will take time, but we have ambitious plans to transform transport across Wales to deliver a fully integrated network, with customers at the heart of everything" External link

bbc Monday, October 14, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Oil is priced in dollars and the pound has been suffering from constant falls in value and that is likely to accelerate if we crash out of the EU. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, October 11, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions," External link

bbc Monday, October 7, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am pleased that we are improving the overall experience for passengers using services between Cheltenham and Maesteg and between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale, through the introduction of more modern accessible rolling stock. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 7, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I have always been clear that this exciting journey of rail improvement will take time but I think it is important to acknowledge the progress that TfW are continuing to make despite ongoing challenges," External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 7, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions," "I would hope most motorists would agree that helping to save people from illness or even death is more important than saving a minute or so on their journey" External link

bbc Monday, October 7, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am encouraged by these findings in the first year of these speed limits, but it is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : "I remain committed to taking an inclusive, and collaborative approach to finding innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions in the shortest possible timescale," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : "This essential work is of the utmost importance for the safety of motorists. A55 at Abergele on Wednesday morning as roadworks continue at Llanddulas (Image: Daily Post Wales) “Not carrying out this work now would have left us facing risks to human lives that are unacceptable. “I fully sympathise with motorists frustrated by the delays caused by this vital work, but I am sure most people would agree that their lives should not be put at risk by deferring essential work on the under-bridge. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about The UK ) : "Whilst we welcome any new investment, this funding in no way offsets the disastrous Tory cuts mid Wales has had to endure during this last decade of austerity. "The figure of £55m will likely be viewed as derisory by the people of mid Wales when set against recent Welsh Government investment in mid Wales, such as the £95m Newtown bypass, which attracted no UK government funding whatsoever" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting this major event in the space community calendar. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting this major event in the space community calendar. " External link

icWales Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is a huge vote of confidence in the workforce and economy of Wales at an incredibly challenging time” External link

ft Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Ensuring our trunk road system is running smoothly in a safe environment is absolutely essential for the integrity of our network. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “there is no reason for it to be denied” External link

icWales Monday, September 9, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “there is no reason for it to be denied” External link

icWales Monday, September 9, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Today’s news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 2, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Poor accessibility has long been the dominating factor for business retention and employee recruitment within the Deeside Industrial Park whilst also acting as a major constraint when attracting prospective business and facilitating business expansion. " External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 23, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This Welsh Government-supported investment in the Cardiff Central bus interchange will be developed alongside, and work seamlessly with, Wales’s busiest railway station to form a fully integrated passenger experience at the heart of our capital city. “And this is only the first phase of the redevelopment of Cardiff Central. Our partners in the City Deal have set aside £40m for future developments, with our continued partnership with the private sector marrying transport, residential and work spaces and developing a new identity for this crucial entry point to Cardiff”. Rightacres chief exective Paul McCarthy said: “Unlocking this development has been a complex process but we are pleased that the various stakeholders in this project are now aligned and this vitally important development can now get underway. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This Welsh Government-supported investment in the Cardiff Central bus interchange will be developed alongside, and work seamlessly with, Wales’s busiest railway station to form a fully integrated passenger experience at the heart of our capital city. “And this is only the first phase of the redevelopment of Cardiff Central. Our partners in the City Deal have set aside £40m for future developments, with our continued partnership with the private sector marrying transport, residential and work spaces and developing a new identity for this crucial entry point to Cardiff”. Rightacres chief exective Paul McCarthy said: “Unlocking this development has been a complex process but we are pleased that the various stakeholders in this project are now aligned and this vitally important development can now get underway. " External link

icWales Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates wrote : "These works include installation of a number of acoustic barriers along the A40 between Abergavenny and Raglan, near areas of local residential properties," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 22, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month” External link

cardiffstar Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’m very pleased to inform the member that design development of noise barrier and surfacing works for the action plan priority area near the Bryn on the A40 are currently being finalised, and works will begin this summer and autumn” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 15, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month" External link

icWales Monday, July 15, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates told : "There would have be consideration of the environmental impact" External link

bbc Monday, July 1, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is a difficult economic climate but it is important to invest in and support businesses. "We are working hard to secure the economy of the region, and are investing in the area’s infrastructure and economy” External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : "This is not the easiest stretch of road to navigate due to its gradient and alignment and people travelling at speeds which put others, let alone themselves, in danger is simply irresponsible and I’d urge everyone to consider how fast they are going. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 21, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “Using the new powers we have gained in the Wales Act 2017, we can reshape the public transport network in a way that supports our ambition to increase the number of people using public transport and encourage travellers to switch from private car use; reducing pollution and congestion” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 17, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In line with the new approach our Economic Action Plan sets out, this project takes us in a new direction. Rather than reacting to the needs of individual businesses, this is a solution to an industry wide problem. Our aim is to create a facility attracting the leading lights of the business world and draw them to put down long lasting and valuable roots in Wales” External link

cardiffstar Monday, June 17, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "a vital part of the overall connectivity of the region" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am acutely aware of the tension that exists across various communities insofar as rail links are concerned on the Ebbw line. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates told : "Already there's been speculation about one particular investor," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I think it's unfair the way that Ford have gone about immediately implementing the conditionality on the offer that they've made to the workforce, which essentially risks dividing the workers. "In saying that 45% of their redundancy is conditional on them staying with the company, and essentially behaving, it means that we won't and you [the media] won't, I imagine, get the true full force of the response from workers which I'm sure the unions are feeling right now and the anger, which is palpable within the plant. "I don't think that's fair" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Lord Burns ) : "Lord Burns brings a weight of diverse experience to the role and I have no doubt he will do justice to this crucial work. He is tasked with refocussing the debate, and taking a fresh look at alternatives that will provide a long-term, sustainable solution for the people of Newport and South Wales" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Commission ) : "Since 2013, £114 million has been spent on the M4 relief road plans. M4 Project will not be wasted, and will be put to good use by the Commission, making sure it is fully informed in terms of transport modelling, environmental surveys and all the other factors in play across the region. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This significant investment will take Minesto’s operation to the next level, supporting the expansion of the company’s manufacturing and assembly capacity at its North Wales base. "It’s good news for jobs in the area, as well as a big boost to the local supply chain” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 31, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “This significant investment will take Minesto’s operation to the next level, supporting the expansion of the company’s manufacturing and assembly capacity at its North Wales base. It’s good news for jobs in the area, as well as a big boost to the local supply chain” External link

tidalenergytoday Friday, May 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The past twelve months have also seen the Bank move to its new headquarters in Wrexham, further demonstrating the Welsh Government’s commitment that the Bank truly serves the whole of Wales and strengthens our regional economies” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the 1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “It is pleasing to see ExxonMobil’s investment at its Newport plant creating 35 new jobs and providing a welcome boost to the Welsh economy. "Investment like this not only supports the industry, but also provides a vote of confidence to manufacturing in South Wales. "As we prepare to leave the European Union it is more important than ever that industry looks to innovate, invest and increase productivity wherever possible” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

cardiffstar Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the 1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

cardiffstar Friday, May 10, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “the launch of a scheduled daily long-haul Qatar Airways service puts Wales more firmly on the world stage, in terms of attracting both business trade and travellers” External link

cardiffstar Friday, May 10, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

icWales Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’m pleased that thanks to our support CatSci Ltd will be creating these skilled jobs, which are paid well above the Welsh average, and allow the company to deliver its ambitious expansion plans. It is important that we support Welsh businesses in every way we can and give them the tools to boost employment levels in skilled sectors. CatSci is a major exporter of its services to the United States and, as we prepare to leave the European Union, it is more important than ever that industries look to build relationships with companies in countries around the world” External link

cardiffstar Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates replied : "What assessment has the Minister made of the number of accidents on the A4042 McDonald’s roundabout in Pontypool?" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates replied : "Through our National Congestion Pinch Points Programme, we have completed a Stage One investigation of the roundabout using Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG). Officials are now progressing with WelTAG Stage Two to identify solutions and possible improvements. " External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am obviously very disappointed by this news, however, my officials are working with [project managers] Costain to deliver the project as soon as practically possible," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport seeking his urgent guarantee that, this close to the end of the process, the CVL asset transfer will continue to be a priority for the UK Government. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 18, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The new ePassport gates are an important part of our no-deal Brexit planning. " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “The Council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change. I would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in the future” External link

westerntelegraph Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Border Force ) : "The new ePassport gates are an important part of our no-deal Brexit planning. "They will help ensure queuing in immigration is minimised should the UK government not secure a seamless departure from the EU. "This smoother entry to Wales, and subsequently the UK, enhances the customer experience, whilst meeting all UK Border Force requirements" External link

bbc Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Apprenticeships are a fantastic and proven way to tailor an employee’s skillsets to meet the specific demands of a business, while nurturing the talent within Wales as a whole. I look forward to continuing to support businesses and apprentices looking to benefit from this key cog of the economy” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This innovative programme, based on extensive discussion with local authority partners, aims to test out new approaches to promote entrepreneurship, business growth and community resilience in the four local authority areas, with a focus on promoting the use of the Welsh language. Read More "The Economic Action Plan has been very clear on the need for Welsh Government to support all parts of our economy to drive up skills, encourage innovation and identify and utilise emerging technology. Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport (Image: David Powell) "I am therefore pleased to provide 2 million funding over a two year period to support this initiative which will help guide and inform future activity in areas where we know the rural and foundational economies are of paramount importance, our Welsh speaking and rural heartlands” External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added ( about Dai Davies ) : "We need fair funding from the UK Government - it must invest given its continued responsibility for rail infrastructure”. And Blaenau Gwent councillor Dai Davies, who is executive member for regeneration, said: " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is an exciting sector with a growing presence in an ever-changing world, and such high-profile events are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the world class test and evaluation facilities we have here in Wales,” “Snowdonia Enterprise Zone’s Llanbedr site is a prime example of that, offering the perfect environment for the further development of unmanned systems and emerging technologies, and I look forward to us welcoming university teams there from across the world in June” External link

theengineer Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Wales needs to be better connected. " External link

cardiffstar Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We aim to have (the new vehicles) on the tracks by May of this year, but it's my hope that we could see them delivered next month. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, February 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Wales needs to be better connected. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Whilst there are no immediate implications for the Bridgend Engine Plant, the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with Ford to protect the hundreds of highly skilled jobs at Bridgend and in its supply chain, as well as look for other high-technology opportunities for the site" External link

bbc Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Whilst there are no immediate implications for the Bridgend Engine Plant, the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with Ford to protect the hundreds of highly skilled jobs at Bridgend and in its supply chain, as well as look for other high-technology opportunities for the site" External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We will continue to work closely with Openreach on our successor project which will roll-out to a further 26,000 premises across Wales, with the majority of these premises enjoying access to ultrafast speeds. "We look forward to these new recruits playing an important part in that work" External link

bbc Monday, January 28, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates says : "That’s tens of thousands of skilled jobs being put at risk by the UK Government. Dangerous and reckless beyond belief" External link

cardiffstar Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is an exciting project which we are very pleased to be a part of. "It’s an excellent example of government and the private sector coming together to look at how best we can deliver better rail infrastructure while also creating high quality jobs. "As well as the obvious day to day benefits for commuters, this will also help to manage congestion and reduce air and noise pollution in central Cardiff while dramatically improving access by public transport for those in St Mellons area. "It will also serve as an important facility for the increasing number of major events being attracted to our capital city and the surrounding area. It really is a development of huge potential” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : “I think it must be set against a backdrop of ongoing austerity. Financing of the project is a key consideration. "My hope is that in the coming days and weeks the UK Government will do the sensible thing and recognise that in order to get us through any post-Brexit economic downturn what will be required is a huge investment in infrastructure. And my hope is that in realising this, the UK Government will pump more resources into major infrastructure projects across the UK. Read More "That could include providing additional resource for major road and rail building programmes. I would also like to see the UK Government taking a stronger position in terms of Wylfa Newydd [new nuclear power station project for north Wales] and them taking a stake of 5bn to potentially nationalising the programme if Hitachi pause or halt the scheme” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “We had a wealth of alternative solutions provided not only in the public inquiry, but prior to that and indeed since then. "All of them would have to be carefully scrutinised, but crucially the inspector has carried out an exhaustive and exhaustion job in assessing each and every alternative. I am the promoter of the Black Route and still supportive of the proposal that I put to the planning inspector. "However, it is now for the First minister to make a decision” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : “I think it must be set against a backdrop of ongoing austerity. Financing of the project is a key consideration. "My hope is that in the coming days and weeks the UK Government will do the sensible thing and recognise that in order to get us through any post-Brexit economic downturn what will be required is a huge investment in infrastructure. And my hope is that in realising this, the UK Government will pump more resources into major infrastructure projects across the UK. Read More "That could include providing additional resource for major road and rail building programmes. I would also like to see the UK Government taking a stronger position in terms of Wylfa Newydd [new nuclear power station project for north Wales] and them taking a stake of 5bn to potentially nationalising the programme if Hitachi pause or halt the scheme” External link

icWales Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “We had a wealth of alternative solutions provided not only in the public inquiry, but prior to that and indeed since then. "All of them would have to be carefully scrutinised, but crucially the inspector has carried out an exhaustive and exhaustion job in assessing each and every alternative. I am the promoter of the Black Route and still supportive of the proposal that I put to the planning inspector. "However, it is now for the First minister to make a decision” External link

icWales Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "There are also issues on the A483 at many of the junctions and regular congestion on the England/Wales border at the Posthouse Junction and we are working with Highways England and Cheshire West, Chester Council and Flintshire Council on a potential solution," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, January 11, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I wanted a leader of outstanding merit to oversee the transformation of our transport network, while holding the executive team at Transport for Wales (TfW) to account and ensuring it makes best use of public money and acts in the public interest,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, December 21, 2018 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Once again this year, the Wales Top 300 is showcasing and celebrating some of the biggest and most influential companies in Wales. " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I think that's still our target. But, hopefully, by the beginning of next week, we'll be back on service, as long as we don't get another major storm that causes us a whole load more wheel flats" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Once again this year, the Wales Top 300 is showcasing and celebrating some of the biggest and most influential companies in Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “I know that the council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change but unfortunately I understand that some redundancies will be unavoidable. I appreciate how difficult this will be for the workers and their families, and would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in finding new employment” External link

cardiffstar Friday, December 7, 2018 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “I know that the council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change but unfortunately I understand that some redundancies will be unavoidable. I appreciate how difficult this will be for the workers and their families, and would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in finding new employment” External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : “Huge congratulations to all the businesses, and the many hard working and hugely talented individuals behind them, who have had their success recognised at this year’s Daily Post Business Awards” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “The announcement of new jobs is of course always welcome, but at a time when the sector faces extremely difficult trading conditions and stiff global competition, the safeguarding of existing jobs is more important than ever to the sustainability of the sector and the growth of our economy” External link

icWales Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The future of the steel industry and steel related businesses are hugely important to manufacturing in Wales," External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates responded : "It’s my view that the Welsh taxpayer -and, indeed, other taxpayers -have already paid off that debt, through considerable sums in general taxation over many years. " External link

icWales Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The Welsh Government has repeatedly called for the tolls to be scrapped once the Severn bridges revert to public ownership and we will continue to lobby the UK Government for this. We, like communities and businesses on both sides of the border, would hope to see this made a reality at the earliest opportunity” External link

icWales Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary for economy and infrastructure4.95%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
secretary46.53%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
economy secretary21.78%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
infrastructure secretary5.94%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
economy and infrastructure secretary5.94%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
minister3.96%EN07/20/201720/07/2017
economy minister2.97%EN07/18/201718/07/2017
secretary for the economy and infrastructure1.98%EN05/06/201706/05/2017
infrastructure minister0.99%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
economy and infrastructure minister0.99%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
secretary for the economy0.99%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
welsh labour cabinet secretary1.98%EN02/01/201701/02/2017
current economy secretary0.99%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Ken SkatesEN100.00%


 
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Ken Skates wrote : “In combination, which is why I have not prioritised between them, the Transport for Wales report demonstrates a compelling case for all four to be developed as an integrated programme to improve access to the rail network across the regions of Wales. "They will make a major contribution to improved rail connectivity, supercharge our post Covid19 recovery, and develop our public transport for the future. Our new station openings will be key to Building Back Better” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Trains and buses will carry far fewer people. "We will have to consider measures such as pre-booking only, such as careful travel planning, such as prioritisation of who travels on buses and trains - for example key workers and disabled people" External link

bbc Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Trains and buses will carry far fewer people. "We will have to consider measures such as pre-booking only, such as careful travel planning, such as prioritisation of who travels on buses and trains - for example key workers and disabled people" External link

bbc Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We have to protect the 2021 season by making sure we get rid of the virus as soon as possible," "The tourism sector is really going to struggle to generate any significant revenue before certainly Easter of next year, possibly the summer of next year," External link

bbc Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Unemployment could rise to 10%, possibly more - it depends on the recovery though," "If it is a V-shaped recovery then we'd expect to be able to get people back into work much sooner," External link

bbc Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “SPTS is a shining light in the compound semiconductor industry, which is of huge significance to Wales. This prestigious award recognises their technical excellence and their approach to responsible working practices and is very well deserved. The specialist equipment they have developed will contribute to the global fight against coronavirus , and I am delighted the Welsh Government has been able to provide them with the support needed” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "When easing of lockdown comes we will have to take steps to manage demand. Some of the measures that we are looking at and that I'll be talking to partners today about include prioritising use of public transport for key workers, encouraging more pre-booking of travel and better planning of travel, staggering shift patterns in the public sector and encouraging businesses to do so as well, and of course encouraging good remote working to continue. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about The UK ) : "The UK Government did the right thing in introducing the Job Retention Scheme. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our aim is always to carry out essential work while causing the least disruption possible to the travelling public while keeping them safe. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Welsh Secretary ) : "The Economic Resilience Fund will support a significant number of businesses and enterprises facing cash flow pressures – but the Welsh Government has always been clear, it will not reach all of them. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Transcend Packaging is an important business in Caerphilly County and I applaud the way it has changed its way of working to develop a vital product, which will help support and protect many people. " External link

southwalesargus Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "You have my assurance we are very much alive to the Orb works and are looking at all options for helping to restart the economy using existing key assets" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:51:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Dominic Raab ) : "I'm not going to do a Dominic Raab and be critical of individuals. But I do think it was a mistake not to be part of this particular scheme. " External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It’s too early to say at this stage" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He’s not right to be critical of Welsh Government and name ministers" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He is wrong to do it in such a public way" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I don't know a single politician of any party who is not putting every effort into combating coronavirus" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is a very real concern for us," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "They expect all of that support to get out the door this very month," "We are looking at a further phase of that particular fund. I'm hoping we can make an announcement on that in the not too distant future" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It’s too early to say at this stage" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He’s not right to be critical of Welsh Government and name ministers" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "He is wrong to do it in such a public way" External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I don't know a single politician of any party who is not putting every effort into combating coronavirus" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “There can be no doubt of the scale of the economic challenge that lies ahead of us as a result of coronavirus” External link

icWales Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Partnership working between the Welsh public sector and the private sector has never been so important as we all work together to slow the spread of coronavirus,” External link

computerweekly Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, April 6, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 3, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Cardiff airport ) : "Cardiff Airport is an important part of our economy and our transport network, and this proactive step will help to protect the airport. " External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’d like to thank all the great businesses involved in the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium for their brilliance and innovation at this time of crisis. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles "I’m so pleased that Airbus can use the state-of-the-art facilities at AMRC Cymru to help manufacture ventilators and that they are taking part in this important national project to save lives. "When we opened the AMRC Cymru last year we could not have foreseen it would play such a critical role at this time of national emergency. Martin Bolton, Head of Assembly, Wing of Tomorrow, at Airbus, said: "Airbus has a crucial role to play in the fight against COVID-19. AMRC Cymru in Broughton is officially opened. Photo by Ian Cooper (Image: Ian Cooper/North Wales Live) "We are part of the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium focused on accelerating the production of life-saving ventilators in support of the NHS. Our engineers and technology teams are working flat out to respond to the challenge and I'm proud to be a part of the team” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is clear that the industry needs immediate support in order to remain viable even for the next few months, while longer-term measures are developed" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I hope that this will give operators some short-term resilience to continue to deliver services, pay employees and sub-contractors, while we work with them to develop the comprehensive package of measures, called for by the scale of the crisis, to secure an efficient, sustainable, and robust bus network" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “We are working closely with our partners in TfW and TfW Rail Services on the details of the mechanism, which I expect to evolve further over the coming weeks,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is clear that the industry needs immediate support in order to remain viable even for the next few months, while longer-term measures are developed" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I hope that this will give operators some short-term resilience to continue to deliver services, pay employees and sub-contractors, while we work with them to develop the comprehensive package of measures, called for by the scale of the crisis, to secure an efficient, sustainable, and robust bus network" External link

icWales Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our rail franchise provider, bus companies and community transport operators - many of which are small businesses and charities - are facing significant financial challenges" External link

bbc Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "expected to evolve further over the coming weeks" External link

bbc Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, March 20, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

worcesternews Friday, March 20, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “If you had a good business in 2019 you will have a good business in 2021,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I can assure that Newport steel has been right there, right at the forefront of my mind, whenever I've spoken with Tata, whenever I've discussed these issues with counterparts in the UK Government, and that will go on,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “When women are excluded from our transport workforce, we are losing talent – 50 per cent of the ideas, the knowledge and the creativity we could be using to improve transport in Wales is shut out. When individuals – because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or their disability – are stopped from coming forward to work in transport, we lose the opportunity we could have taken to make better decisions about the future of vital transport services” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This campaign challenges ageist stereotypes about older workers, and shines a light on the need for Welsh businesses to take action when it comes to future-proofing their workforce and celebrating the difference employees 50 and over make. "This is particularly the case for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), for whom losing the valuable skills and experience of older workers can have much more of an impact. Employers need to assess, monitor and consider the needs of their more experienced workers, as the role they play in businesses across Wales is critical to the success and prosperity of the Welsh economy” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This campaign challenges ageist stereotypes about older workers, and shines a light on the need for Welsh businesses to take action when it comes to future-proofing their workforce and celebrating the difference employees 50 and over make. "This is particularly the case for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), for whom losing the valuable skills and experience of older workers can have much more of an impact. Employers need to assess, monitor and consider the needs of their more experienced workers, as the role they play in businesses across Wales is critical to the success and prosperity of the Welsh economy” External link

icWales Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality, and reduce congestion. Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society. Investing in and incentivising public transport and active travel are vital in encouraging people to make less journeys by car. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 9, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality and reduce congestion," "Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society" External link

southwalesargus Monday, March 9, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We must do all we can in Wales to decarbonise our transport network, improve air quality, and reduce congestion. Achieving these objectives will benefit our environment, our economy and our society. Investing in and incentivising public transport and active travel are vital in encouraging people to make less journeys by car. " External link

icWales Monday, March 9, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Communities and business have suffered devastating and unprecedented effects from recent storms and subsequent flooding. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Communities and business have suffered devastating and unprecedented effects from recent storms and subsequent flooding. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "People need assurance that the NHS can cope, and it will cope across the UK" External link

bbc Monday, March 2, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Stations with strong community support for step free upgrades have been excluded from funding," External link

bbc Saturday, February 29, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates commented : “It is disappointing that the UK Government has decided to invest in just four of the seven projects we had promoted and offered to match fund,” External link

europeanrailwayreview Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "A review of reported incidents shows that approximately 85% of them occur on our trains, where it is not possible to provide universal coverage of police and security personnel. In the last year alone there have been nearly 350 reported accounts of physical or verbal abuse against staff on trains. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "A review of reported incidents shows that approximately 85% of them occur on our trains, where it is not possible to provide universal coverage of police and security personnel. In the last year alone there have been nearly 350 reported accounts of physical or verbal abuse against staff on trains. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The rail staff there to help us are no different to our family and friends. "We must stamp out antisocial behaviour and do everything we can to support staff to do their jobs and let passengers make their journeys in a safe and pleasant environment" External link

bbc Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “It’s great to see the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund supporting this scheme on Anglesey, which will deliver benefits to the public and the environment. Lift-sharing can help reduce congestion and improve journey times” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is yet another major development in Transport for Wales’ plans to deliver the South Wales Metro for the people of South East Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, January 20, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This is yet another major development in Transport for Wales’ plans to deliver the South Wales Metro for the people of South East Wales. " External link

icWales Monday, January 20, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “This is an important milestone and one that demonstrates the scale of the work that has been undertaken so far. The grace period is ongoing and once again I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t renewed to apply and ensure you can continue to benefit from the bus pass in the long-term” External link

icWales Wednesday, January 15, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Any person who holds a concessionary pass at the time the changes to the law are made will not lose their entitlement to that pass in any circumstances" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, January 13, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Our vision for railways includes the opening of new stations and the improvement of connectivity across all regions in Wales. "This is the beginning of delivering that ambition" External link

bbc Monday, January 13, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates told : "So far, something in the region of £2.3m in penalty notices have been issued to KeolisAmey," External link

bbc Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This temporary extension will give more time to those who need it, and help alleviate concern for people who haven't received their new card" External link

dailypost-co-uk Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:12:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am encouraged by these findings, but it is vital we continue to reduce emissions to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am pleased European funding is being invested in the Learning to Grow programme, which will be vital in helping individuals with mental health issues to overcome obstacles that may stand in their way to gaining employment” External link

southwalesargus Monday, December 23, 2019 11:39:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is the first Industrial BID to be established in Wales and will provide 387,000 of funding for the five year BID term to spend on security, maintenance, and business representation,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, December 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In making this decision we have listened carefully to local residents and believe the proposed improvements would deliver real benefits for them,” “The proposals would provide greater resilience, enhance journey time reliability, and improve safety” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In making this decision we have listened carefully to local residents and believe the proposed improvements would deliver real benefits for them,” “The proposals would provide greater resilience, enhance journey time reliability, and improve safety” External link

icWales Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Any person who holds a concessionary pass at the time the changes to the law are made will not lose their entitlement to that pass in any circumstances" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, December 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Due to the huge surge in demand on the first couple of days, the website was taken off line. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, December 2, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “AMRC Cymru is a real game-changer for the economy of North Wales. It will boost the region’s reputation for manufacturing excellence and its impact will be felt across Wales,” “It will play a key role in bringing academia and businesses closer together, boosting skills and innovation. It will raise productivity in the region and along with the North Wales Growth Deal and our investment in infrastructure will allow North Wales to fulfil its economic ambition” External link

theengineer Friday, November 29, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The Tories have absolutely nothing to be proud about when it comes to transport investment" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, November 25, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The Tories have absolutely nothing to be proud about when it comes to transport investment" External link

icWales Monday, November 25, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : “It’s been a great year again for the Daily Post Business Awards. "The Welsh Government was pleased to be involved once again to support this event which showcases the innovation and enterprise which we have here in North Wales. "I’d like to congratulate all the winners and nominees” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, November 22, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I spoke directly to Mr Henrik Adams, CEO of TATA Steel Europe, and raised the importance of allowing sufficient time to consider Community’s proposal and any other offers that come forward that might offer a viable future for the plant” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:17:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am seeking an urgent conversation with Tata to establish what this means for workers in Wales and how we can support those affected by this announcement" External link

bbc Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Regulatory burdens and security measures are not shared proportionately, and we continue to press the UK government to develop a more competitive environment for smaller, ambitious airports wanting to grow and expand," External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 21, 2019 10:02:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It's clear that there are significant challenges and this journey will take time, but we have ambitious plans to transform transport across Wales to deliver a fully integrated network, with customers at the heart of everything" External link

bbc Monday, October 14, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Oil is priced in dollars and the pound has been suffering from constant falls in value and that is likely to accelerate if we crash out of the EU. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, October 11, 2019 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions," External link

bbc Monday, October 7, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am pleased that we are improving the overall experience for passengers using services between Cheltenham and Maesteg and between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale, through the introduction of more modern accessible rolling stock. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 7, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I have always been clear that this exciting journey of rail improvement will take time but I think it is important to acknowledge the progress that TfW are continuing to make despite ongoing challenges," External link

southwalesargus Monday, October 7, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "It is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions," "I would hope most motorists would agree that helping to save people from illness or even death is more important than saving a minute or so on their journey" External link

bbc Monday, October 7, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I am encouraged by these findings in the first year of these speed limits, but it is vital we continue to reduce emissions in order to save people from the risk of developing potentially serious health conditions” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : "I remain committed to taking an inclusive, and collaborative approach to finding innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions in the shortest possible timescale," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : "This essential work is of the utmost importance for the safety of motorists. A55 at Abergele on Wednesday morning as roadworks continue at Llanddulas (Image: Daily Post Wales) “Not carrying out this work now would have left us facing risks to human lives that are unacceptable. “I fully sympathise with motorists frustrated by the delays caused by this vital work, but I am sure most people would agree that their lives should not be put at risk by deferring essential work on the under-bridge. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about The UK ) : "Whilst we welcome any new investment, this funding in no way offsets the disastrous Tory cuts mid Wales has had to endure during this last decade of austerity. "The figure of £55m will likely be viewed as derisory by the people of mid Wales when set against recent Welsh Government investment in mid Wales, such as the £95m Newtown bypass, which attracted no UK government funding whatsoever" External link

bbc Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting this major event in the space community calendar. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am delighted the Welsh Government is supporting this major event in the space community calendar. " External link

icWales Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is a huge vote of confidence in the workforce and economy of Wales at an incredibly challenging time” External link

ft Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Ensuring our trunk road system is running smoothly in a safe environment is absolutely essential for the integrity of our network. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, September 16, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “there is no reason for it to be denied” External link

icWales Monday, September 9, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “there is no reason for it to be denied” External link

icWales Monday, September 9, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

firstpost Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Today's news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 2, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Today’s news clearly demonstrates the fragility of the global steel market and the UK government must now step up and broaden its approach to supporting the industry, including its supply chain, across the whole of the UK,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 2, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Poor accessibility has long been the dominating factor for business retention and employee recruitment within the Deeside Industrial Park whilst also acting as a major constraint when attracting prospective business and facilitating business expansion. " External link

chesterfirst Friday, August 23, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This Welsh Government-supported investment in the Cardiff Central bus interchange will be developed alongside, and work seamlessly with, Wales’s busiest railway station to form a fully integrated passenger experience at the heart of our capital city. “And this is only the first phase of the redevelopment of Cardiff Central. Our partners in the City Deal have set aside £40m for future developments, with our continued partnership with the private sector marrying transport, residential and work spaces and developing a new identity for this crucial entry point to Cardiff”. Rightacres chief exective Paul McCarthy said: “Unlocking this development has been a complex process but we are pleased that the various stakeholders in this project are now aligned and this vitally important development can now get underway. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "This Welsh Government-supported investment in the Cardiff Central bus interchange will be developed alongside, and work seamlessly with, Wales’s busiest railway station to form a fully integrated passenger experience at the heart of our capital city. “And this is only the first phase of the redevelopment of Cardiff Central. Our partners in the City Deal have set aside £40m for future developments, with our continued partnership with the private sector marrying transport, residential and work spaces and developing a new identity for this crucial entry point to Cardiff”. Rightacres chief exective Paul McCarthy said: “Unlocking this development has been a complex process but we are pleased that the various stakeholders in this project are now aligned and this vitally important development can now get underway. " External link

icWales Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates wrote : "These works include installation of a number of acoustic barriers along the A40 between Abergavenny and Raglan, near areas of local residential properties," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 22, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month” External link

cardiffstar Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’m very pleased to inform the member that design development of noise barrier and surfacing works for the action plan priority area near the Bryn on the A40 are currently being finalised, and works will begin this summer and autumn” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 15, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The business cases are satisfactory, and subject to terms and conditions which will be signed off within the next month" External link

icWales Monday, July 15, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates told : "There would have be consideration of the environmental impact" External link

bbc Monday, July 1, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is a difficult economic climate but it is important to invest in and support businesses. "We are working hard to secure the economy of the region, and are investing in the area’s infrastructure and economy” External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : "This is not the easiest stretch of road to navigate due to its gradient and alignment and people travelling at speeds which put others, let alone themselves, in danger is simply irresponsible and I’d urge everyone to consider how fast they are going. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, June 21, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “Using the new powers we have gained in the Wales Act 2017, we can reshape the public transport network in a way that supports our ambition to increase the number of people using public transport and encourage travellers to switch from private car use; reducing pollution and congestion” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 17, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “In line with the new approach our Economic Action Plan sets out, this project takes us in a new direction. Rather than reacting to the needs of individual businesses, this is a solution to an industry wide problem. Our aim is to create a facility attracting the leading lights of the business world and draw them to put down long lasting and valuable roots in Wales” External link

cardiffstar Monday, June 17, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "a vital part of the overall connectivity of the region" External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am acutely aware of the tension that exists across various communities insofar as rail links are concerned on the Ebbw line. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 13, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates told : "Already there's been speculation about one particular investor," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I think it's unfair the way that Ford have gone about immediately implementing the conditionality on the offer that they've made to the workforce, which essentially risks dividing the workers. "In saying that 45% of their redundancy is conditional on them staying with the company, and essentially behaving, it means that we won't and you [the media] won't, I imagine, get the true full force of the response from workers which I'm sure the unions are feeling right now and the anger, which is palpable within the plant. "I don't think that's fair" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Lord Burns ) : "Lord Burns brings a weight of diverse experience to the role and I have no doubt he will do justice to this crucial work. He is tasked with refocussing the debate, and taking a fresh look at alternatives that will provide a long-term, sustainable solution for the people of Newport and South Wales" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Commission ) : "Since 2013, £114 million has been spent on the M4 relief road plans. M4 Project will not be wasted, and will be put to good use by the Commission, making sure it is fully informed in terms of transport modelling, environmental surveys and all the other factors in play across the region. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This significant investment will take Minesto’s operation to the next level, supporting the expansion of the company’s manufacturing and assembly capacity at its North Wales base. "It’s good news for jobs in the area, as well as a big boost to the local supply chain” External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, May 31, 2019 12:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “This significant investment will take Minesto’s operation to the next level, supporting the expansion of the company’s manufacturing and assembly capacity at its North Wales base. It’s good news for jobs in the area, as well as a big boost to the local supply chain” External link

tidalenergytoday Friday, May 31, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The past twelve months have also seen the Bank move to its new headquarters in Wrexham, further demonstrating the Welsh Government’s commitment that the Bank truly serves the whole of Wales and strengthens our regional economies” External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the 1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “It is pleasing to see ExxonMobil’s investment at its Newport plant creating 35 new jobs and providing a welcome boost to the Welsh economy. "Investment like this not only supports the industry, but also provides a vote of confidence to manufacturing in South Wales. "As we prepare to leave the European Union it is more important than ever that industry looks to innovate, invest and increase productivity wherever possible” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

cardiffstar Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the 1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

cardiffstar Friday, May 10, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “the launch of a scheduled daily long-haul Qatar Airways service puts Wales more firmly on the world stage, in terms of attracting both business trade and travellers” External link

cardiffstar Friday, May 10, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : "Both our Employability Plan and the work done through the Valleys Taskforce make clear that the availability of good quality public services, including reliable transport, is crucial to removing barriers to employment. Read More “This out of hours mini bus pilot has been put together with local input from those who have the most to gain from it, and will form part of a range of pilots designed to ascertain what works best for those looking for better public transport access to work opportunities, particularly when they are working shift patterns. Read More Along with the £1m Uber-style bus pilots we announced earlier this month, it is part of our wider work to develop a more flexible and responsive public transport service right across Wales. “These pilots will also feed directly into the recently launched Working Wales, the new Careers Wales function which provides simpler, more accessible support for individuals looking to get into work. " External link

icWales Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I’m pleased that thanks to our support CatSci Ltd will be creating these skilled jobs, which are paid well above the Welsh average, and allow the company to deliver its ambitious expansion plans. It is important that we support Welsh businesses in every way we can and give them the tools to boost employment levels in skilled sectors. CatSci is a major exporter of its services to the United States and, as we prepare to leave the European Union, it is more important than ever that industries look to build relationships with companies in countries around the world” External link

cardiffstar Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates replied : "What assessment has the Minister made of the number of accidents on the A4042 McDonald’s roundabout in Pontypool?" External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates replied : "Through our National Congestion Pinch Points Programme, we have completed a Stage One investigation of the roundabout using Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG). Officials are now progressing with WelTAG Stage Two to identify solutions and possible improvements. " External link

southwalesargus Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I am obviously very disappointed by this news, however, my officials are working with [project managers] Costain to deliver the project as soon as practically possible," External link

southwalesargus Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport seeking his urgent guarantee that, this close to the end of the process, the CVL asset transfer will continue to be a priority for the UK Government. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 18, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The new ePassport gates are an important part of our no-deal Brexit planning. " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “The Council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change. I would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in the future” External link

westerntelegraph Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Border Force ) : "The new ePassport gates are an important part of our no-deal Brexit planning. "They will help ensure queuing in immigration is minimised should the UK government not secure a seamless departure from the EU. "This smoother entry to Wales, and subsequently the UK, enhances the customer experience, whilst meeting all UK Border Force requirements" External link

bbc Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “Apprenticeships are a fantastic and proven way to tailor an employee’s skillsets to meet the specific demands of a business, while nurturing the talent within Wales as a whole. I look forward to continuing to support businesses and apprentices looking to benefit from this key cog of the economy” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This innovative programme, based on extensive discussion with local authority partners, aims to test out new approaches to promote entrepreneurship, business growth and community resilience in the four local authority areas, with a focus on promoting the use of the Welsh language. Read More "The Economic Action Plan has been very clear on the need for Welsh Government to support all parts of our economy to drive up skills, encourage innovation and identify and utilise emerging technology. Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport (Image: David Powell) "I am therefore pleased to provide 2 million funding over a two year period to support this initiative which will help guide and inform future activity in areas where we know the rural and foundational economies are of paramount importance, our Welsh speaking and rural heartlands” External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added ( about Dai Davies ) : "We need fair funding from the UK Government - it must invest given its continued responsibility for rail infrastructure”. And Blaenau Gwent councillor Dai Davies, who is executive member for regeneration, said: " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is an exciting sector with a growing presence in an ever-changing world, and such high-profile events are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the world class test and evaluation facilities we have here in Wales,” “Snowdonia Enterprise Zone’s Llanbedr site is a prime example of that, offering the perfect environment for the further development of unmanned systems and emerging technologies, and I look forward to us welcoming university teams there from across the world in June” External link

theengineer Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Wales needs to be better connected. " External link

cardiffstar Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We aim to have (the new vehicles) on the tracks by May of this year, but it's my hope that we could see them delivered next month. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, February 18, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Wales needs to be better connected. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Whilst there are no immediate implications for the Bridgend Engine Plant, the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with Ford to protect the hundreds of highly skilled jobs at Bridgend and in its supply chain, as well as look for other high-technology opportunities for the site" External link

bbc Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Whilst there are no immediate implications for the Bridgend Engine Plant, the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with Ford to protect the hundreds of highly skilled jobs at Bridgend and in its supply chain, as well as look for other high-technology opportunities for the site" External link

bbc Friday, February 8, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "We will continue to work closely with Openreach on our successor project which will roll-out to a further 26,000 premises across Wales, with the majority of these premises enjoying access to ultrafast speeds. "We look forward to these new recruits playing an important part in that work" External link

bbc Monday, January 28, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates says : "That’s tens of thousands of skilled jobs being put at risk by the UK Government. Dangerous and reckless beyond belief" External link

cardiffstar Saturday, January 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “This is an exciting project which we are very pleased to be a part of. "It’s an excellent example of government and the private sector coming together to look at how best we can deliver better rail infrastructure while also creating high quality jobs. "As well as the obvious day to day benefits for commuters, this will also help to manage congestion and reduce air and noise pollution in central Cardiff while dramatically improving access by public transport for those in St Mellons area. "It will also serve as an important facility for the increasing number of major events being attracted to our capital city and the surrounding area. It really is a development of huge potential” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : “I think it must be set against a backdrop of ongoing austerity. Financing of the project is a key consideration. "My hope is that in the coming days and weeks the UK Government will do the sensible thing and recognise that in order to get us through any post-Brexit economic downturn what will be required is a huge investment in infrastructure. And my hope is that in realising this, the UK Government will pump more resources into major infrastructure projects across the UK. Read More "That could include providing additional resource for major road and rail building programmes. I would also like to see the UK Government taking a stronger position in terms of Wylfa Newydd [new nuclear power station project for north Wales] and them taking a stake of 5bn to potentially nationalising the programme if Hitachi pause or halt the scheme” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “We had a wealth of alternative solutions provided not only in the public inquiry, but prior to that and indeed since then. "All of them would have to be carefully scrutinised, but crucially the inspector has carried out an exhaustive and exhaustion job in assessing each and every alternative. I am the promoter of the Black Route and still supportive of the proposal that I put to the planning inspector. "However, it is now for the First minister to make a decision” External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Read More ) : “I think it must be set against a backdrop of ongoing austerity. Financing of the project is a key consideration. "My hope is that in the coming days and weeks the UK Government will do the sensible thing and recognise that in order to get us through any post-Brexit economic downturn what will be required is a huge investment in infrastructure. And my hope is that in realising this, the UK Government will pump more resources into major infrastructure projects across the UK. Read More "That could include providing additional resource for major road and rail building programmes. I would also like to see the UK Government taking a stronger position in terms of Wylfa Newydd [new nuclear power station project for north Wales] and them taking a stake of 5bn to potentially nationalising the programme if Hitachi pause or halt the scheme” External link

icWales Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : “We had a wealth of alternative solutions provided not only in the public inquiry, but prior to that and indeed since then. "All of them would have to be carefully scrutinised, but crucially the inspector has carried out an exhaustive and exhaustion job in assessing each and every alternative. I am the promoter of the Black Route and still supportive of the proposal that I put to the planning inspector. "However, it is now for the First minister to make a decision” External link

icWales Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates said : "There are also issues on the A483 at many of the junctions and regular congestion on the England/Wales border at the Posthouse Junction and we are working with Highways England and Cheshire West, Chester Council and Flintshire Council on a potential solution," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, January 11, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “I wanted a leader of outstanding merit to oversee the transformation of our transport network, while holding the executive team at Transport for Wales (TfW) to account and ensuring it makes best use of public money and acts in the public interest,” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, December 21, 2018 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Once again this year, the Wales Top 300 is showcasing and celebrating some of the biggest and most influential companies in Wales. " External link

cardiffstar Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:29:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "I think that's still our target. But, hopefully, by the beginning of next week, we'll be back on service, as long as we don't get another major storm that causes us a whole load more wheel flats" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "Once again this year, the Wales Top 300 is showcasing and celebrating some of the biggest and most influential companies in Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates added : “I know that the council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change but unfortunately I understand that some redundancies will be unavoidable. I appreciate how difficult this will be for the workers and their families, and would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in finding new employment” External link

cardiffstar Friday, December 7, 2018 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “I know that the council is making every effort to deploy the toll staff who will be affected by this change but unfortunately I understand that some redundancies will be unavoidable. I appreciate how difficult this will be for the workers and their families, and would like to thank them for their public service and wish them every success in finding new employment” External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:49:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said ( about Daily ) : “Huge congratulations to all the businesses, and the many hard working and hugely talented individuals behind them, who have had their success recognised at this year’s Daily Post Business Awards” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:53:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates added : “The announcement of new jobs is of course always welcome, but at a time when the sector faces extremely difficult trading conditions and stiff global competition, the safeguarding of existing jobs is more important than ever to the sustainability of the sector and the growth of our economy” External link

icWales Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : "The future of the steel industry and steel related businesses are hugely important to manufacturing in Wales," External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Ken Skates responded : "It’s my view that the Welsh taxpayer -and, indeed, other taxpayers -have already paid off that debt, through considerable sums in general taxation over many years. " External link

icWales Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ken Skates said : “The Welsh Government has repeatedly called for the tolls to be scrapped once the Severn bridges revert to public ownership and we will continue to lobby the UK Government for this. We, like communities and businesses on both sides of the border, would hope to see this made a reality at the earliest opportunity” External link

icWales Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:30:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary for economy and infrastructure4.95%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
secretary46.53%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
economy secretary21.78%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
infrastructure secretary5.94%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
economy and infrastructure secretary5.94%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
minister3.96%EN07/20/201720/07/2017
economy minister2.97%EN07/18/201718/07/2017
secretary for the economy and infrastructure1.98%EN05/06/201706/05/2017
infrastructure minister0.99%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
economy and infrastructure minister0.99%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
secretary for the economy0.99%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
welsh labour cabinet secretary1.98%EN02/01/201701/02/2017
current economy secretary0.99%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Ken SkatesEN100.00%


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