Monday, 10 December 2007

Race Equality First

Being asked to chair Race Equality First's conference on "Economic Migrants - Responding to Local Needs" in County Hall, Cardiff was brilliant.

All the speakers were good but some were really good. It was noted that migrants help the economy, fill gaps in the employment market and create jobs. We also discussed some of the problems and perceived problems.

I was very impressed with the contribution of Chris Burns from Carmarthenshire County Council. His local authority have done some brilliant work in monitoring developments in places such as Llanelli and Carmarthen.

Today made me more aware of some challenges. It made me more aware of how good Wales can be where it comes to migrants. Well done Wales!

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