Responding to the announcements from the Conservative-led Coalition Government on the future of devolution, Andrew RT Davies AM, Welsh Conservative Leader, said:
"I pay tribute to the consensual and engaging way in which Stephen has deliberated with all political parties to deliver a robust set of proposals to put 20 years of constitutional arguments to bed."
The Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health will today set out plans for a pilot of penalty charges for missed NHS appointments.
Speaking at the party’s conference in Cardiff, Darren Millar will highlight figures showing patients fail to turn up for more than one in ten GP appointments, while one in nine hospital outpatient appointments are also missed.
The Welsh Labour Government was today urged to act on persistently poor waiting times, causing unnecessary suffering to patients and putting unfair pressure on NHS staff.
There are genuine public fears over hospital downgrading in North Wales and NHS services in the region are in real danger of ‘death by a thousand cuts’.
One in five patients at Welsh Accident & Emergency departments waited more than four hours to be seen last month, while a record 3,000 patients were forced to wait more than 12 hours.
Unemployment fell in the final quarter of last year compared to the previous three months to 99,000 and a rate of 6.7%.
Figures published today show Wales’ six worst-performing local authorities are all led by Labour.
A report published today by the Welsh Conservatives find that football fans overwhelmingly back the introduction of designated standing areas at football grounds. The report was launched at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium by the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, who is calling on the next UK government to legislate for a Welsh pilot.
Commenting on reports of a ‘cross-party commission’ on the NHS – the terms of reference of which are yet to be received by Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies or Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar, Mr Millar said:
“Welsh Conservatives have always – and will continue – to fight hard for frontline staff, patients and their families.
Ed Miliband today said the next Labour Government would limit infant class sizes to 30 pupils in England, but figures from the Welsh Government show class sizes are worse and rising in Wales, where Labour has run education since 1999.
Figures from June 2014 show 4.2% of infant classes in England had more than 30 pupils.