University College of North Wales: Chemistry

Written question to the Office of the Secretary of State for Wales from Aberconwy MP Guto Bebb.

Question:  To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with representatives from Bangor University on the effect of that university's proposed closure of its chemistry department on the development of skills in North Wales as set out in the North Wales Growth Deal; and if will he make a statement.  (Guto Bebb)

Answer:  We have regular discussions with Universities in North Wales regarding the North Wales Growth Deal, and the UK Government Minister for Wales recently visited Bangor University on 15 November 2018. However, growth deals are locally led and it is for the region to determine the impact of such developments on their proposals.  (Alun Cairns, The Secretary of State for Wales)