Welsh Conservatives will today call on the First Minister to set out his ambitions and targets for Cardiff Airport, following its recent nationalisation.
Commenting on the passing of the Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Bill in the National Assembly, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government, said:
“The passing of this Bill takes some important initial steps towards greater transparency and accountability in local government, although it falls short in several key areas."
Welsh Conservative AMs and MPs today met with industry representatives to discuss the campaign for an M4 relief road to ease congestion and increase capacity on the main artery through South Wales.
Opposite: Just two Welsh Conservatives who attended today's key push for a relief road (Monmouthsire MP David Davies & Monmouthshire AM and Shadow Minister for Business Nick Ramsay).
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives has called for more measurable targets on economic success in Wales and a commitment to bring forward so far unreleased statistics on enterprise zones.
Commenting on confirmation that Plaid Cymru’s Ieuan Wyn Jones will step down from the Assembly, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said:
“Ieuan has always been an effective Assembly Member and I applaud his many years of public service."
Commenting on the publication of the Welsh Government’s Strategy for Tourism 2013 – 2020, Suzy Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Heritage, said:
"There will be agreement on many of the observations underlying this strategy.
Unemployment figures in the Vale of Glamorgan have again fallen, news which has been welcomed by local MP, Alun Cairns.
The number of people on an NHS waiting list has grown again, according to the latest figures.
By the end of April, the number of people waiting for their first appointment stood at almost 400,000.
Figures published this morning reveal that as much as 4.7% of Council Tax was not collected in some local authorities in Wales in 2012-13. The total debt of unpaid Council Tax has hit a new high of £85million, including £38million of in-year arrears.
Welsh Conservatives will today call on the Health Minister to review his NHS cancer priorities and ‘dust off’ the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan.