Welsh Assembly debates value of historic religious buildings

The Welsh Assembly recently debated and voted in favour of a motion recognising the importance of religious buildings to Welsh heritage, calling for a register to be formed and for their importance to be recognised in the Heritage Bill. 

The motion states:

Motion NDM5638 (Paul Davies)

To propose the National Assembly for Wales:

  1. Recognises the importance of Wales’ religious buildings to Welsh national heritage.
  2. Welcomes the publication of the Welsh Government’s Faith Tourism Action Plan and its acknowledgement of the role of religious buildings in attracting visitors to Wales.
  3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to work with faith communities and other stakeholders to develop a register of Wales’s most important religious buildings in order that they can receive appropriate protections for the future. 

Full text of the debate 

Motion record details

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