Question Time with Litchard Primary School

It was Question Time with a difference when pupils from Litchard Primary School had the opportunity to quiz their local Assembly Member, Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones. The school pupils were visiting the National Assembly for Wales as part of their ‘Wonderful Wales’ topic. The pupils were very eager to learn about the Welsh Assembly and about why it is so important in Wales.

During the Q&A session, there were some great questions covering a broad range. Topics included the Senedd building, the translators and the languages that they cover, why Wales was leaving the EU, the Mace and its purpose, the computers that are in the Senedd Chamber and that old perennial an AM’s salary.

Mr Jones said “Out of all the questions, my two favourite questions were if Boris Johnson came to the Senedd, would the Llywydd have to make way for him? to which I was able to point out in the public gallery where visiting politicians and other dignitaries sit. The other question was what was the longest time that I had spentanswering questions from members. It was during a debate on the future of the Port Talbot steelworks as the Assembly was recalled. I answered questions for over three and a half hours.”