10. Will the Minister make a statement on the scale of problem debt faced by families in Wales? OAQ(4)0222(CTP)

Statement: Reforming Local Government

Leighton Andrews:Llywydd, in the White Paper, ‘Reforming Local Government’, which we published in July, my predecessor set out our overall approach to taking forward the recommendations of the Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery in respect of the merger of local authorities. The White Paper explained how we planned to implement the commission’s proposals in respect of voluntary mergers, with a Bill to be introduced into the Assembly in January 2015, giving Ministers the powers to merge authorities who wished to join together voluntarily.

FMQ's Early Years Support

8. Will the First Minister make a statement on early years support for disadvantaged children under the age of 5? OAQ(4)1822(FM)