The Minister met with students to hear their views on the Welsh Government Budget and to discuss with them the issues involved in deciding how to allocate the Budget.
Jane Hutt said:
"How the Welsh Government spends its money impacts on everyone across Wales regardless of their age. That is why it’s important that young people can access our Budget proposals and understand what it means and how it affects their life.
"Improving the transparency of budgeting for children and young people at Welsh Government level is one of the promises we made in our Programme for Government. For the first time this year, we published a leaflet which provides more accessible information on our Budget for children and young peoples. It explains how we plan to spend our money next year and the broad areas it covers.
"It was interesting to speak to students at Mary Immaculate School in Cardiff and to listen to their views on our Budget proposals. We had a good discussion that covered job creation, money for businesses and funding for schools. All important issues that I’m sure matter to young people across Wales.
"As we face tighter Budgets the decisions we make about how we spend the resources available to us become even more important. We have to make sure that the money we spend has the greatest impact on delivering better outcomes for the people of Wales across all ages."