Campaign to oppose a privatised military academy for St Athan -
On the second anniversary of the announcement there will be a meeting to discuss the
We had confirmation from Dai Lloyd’s office that this Friday’s meeting is at
Friday Jan 16th 12 midday in Conference Room 21, Ty Hywel. Senedd - Ty Hywell is simply the new name for the Welsh Assembly’s former home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crickhowell_House
Leanne Wood is confirmed to chair it, Dai Lloyd and Bethan Jenkins are confirmed to attend, and Rhodri Glyn Thomas may be coming.
Two years ago Westminster politicians, Ministry of Defence top brass and their cronies in big business were slapping each other on the back about a new military training academy in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. In
The plan is now unravelling as it becomes clear it’ll be a complete failure.
Hope to see you there.This is your chance to ask questions.
Questions for AMs Jan 2009
1. Are you happy for this massive PFI to be imposed on
2. When is there going to be a debate in the Assembly about the St Athan project ?
3. Is the DTR on the brink of collapse?
4. What amount and from which sources is taxpayer’s money involved? How much of this is coming from
5. Are Members satisfied that if this project falls apart, the Assembly’s budget will not be adversely affected?
6. Have the Welsh Assembly Government been briefed on the latest funding situation since and the withdrawal of LST?
7. Will Metrix make up cash shortfall by training private armies, regardless of their human rights record, and is there anything to stop them doing that?
8. Why are present highly qualified training staff quitting?
9. Why has the St Athan consultation website not been updated and why is still no feed back from the consultations that have already taken place as long ago as July 2008.(http://www.st-athanconsultation.co.uk/)
10. Visitors to the DTA exhibition complained of a “lack of detailed information”. Have the issues raised there been addressed? Will the academy be an “isolated, gated village“? Would nearby towns see an increase in “squaddie rowdiness and drop outs from the academy”?
11. In related news ‘Wales on Line’ reports - £100m plus plan that is being considered, to build a new road to
12. Why should Welsh taxpayers subsidise private organisations?