Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on the new grant for school uniforms (Pupil Development Grant – Access), Llyr Gruffydd AM and Plaid Cymru’s shadow education spokesperson said,
“I am pleased to see the Welsh Government u-turn on its awful decision to scrap the school uniform grant. which had originally caused worry and concern for families and left local authorities having to scrape budgets together to cover the shortfall.
“This is a belated but welcome response to the powerful case made by Plaid Cymru – particularly in regards to the enhanced nature of the replacement scheme. But why was this not in place before the original decision to scrap its predecessor?
“We can only conclude that Plaid Cymru’s campaign and our recent debate in the National Assembly highlighted the folly of leaving these most disadvantaged families high and dry, and stung the Cabinet Secretary into action. This is better late than never but how did this government get this so badly wrong in the first place?”