Proposed Merger of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales with CADW: the Society’s Comments

The Royal Commission is the scholarly investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales.  It has the lead role in ensuring that Wales’s archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded, and seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally.

 On 31 May 2012 the National Assembly for Wales announced an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s historic environment policy, to be undertaken by the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.  The proposal by the then Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis AM, to merge the Royal Commission with CADW or other organisations was one of the topics that the Committee investigated.

 The Society’s Comments on this matter, in the form of a letter from the President, Sir John Cadogan, to the Chair of the Committee, Ms Ann Jones AM, may be found here.