Friday, November 19, 2004
The cost of democracy
For those of you watching costs it seems that the price of abolishing the WDA, the Wales Tourist Board and ELWa is the equivalent to half a new Assembly Chamber. It is still early days of course and no decisions have been taken on how this little bonfire is to be structured. As such the publication of these costs may be premature. However, I was in a meeting with ELWa today and it became clear that they and the other Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies scheduled for abolition will also incur substantial costs in preparing for it. I think that we need to watch that space for further developments.