The Royal Commission is the 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 the 12 July 2013, the Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, released a statement about the future of services provided by the Royal Commission announcing his intent to merge the Royal Commission with Cadw. On the 18 July 2013, the Welsh Government released a consultation on proposals for the historic environment, including proposals that affect the future of the Royal Commission. The consultation, ‘The future of our past’, invited responses from organisations, groups and individuals with an interest in the historic environment of Wales. It closed on the 11 October 2013. Results will be published on the Welsh Government’s website.
Please visit our Merger Review pages for further information, and to see a copy of the Commission's consultation response.
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