‘The preference of waste producers (for example, householders or businesses) for different methods of waste collection will not be a relevant consideration….’ (Welsh Government guidance, December 2014)
That’s the guidance issued to councils by the Welsh Labour government, ahead of significant changes that come into force next year.
Commenting on reports of provisional November passenger numbers at Cardiff Airport – which show an 18.5 per cent drop on the previous month - Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport, Byron Davies AM, said:
“Nearly 70 million pounds of public money has been spent by Labour on Cardiff Airport – and taxpayers deserve a far better outcome than this."
Commenting on the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), which shows major improvements in the standard of research in Welsh universities compared with 2008 and which concludes that a third of research at Welsh HE institutions is world-class, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
The number of patients waiting over 12 hours in Welsh Accident & Emergency departments has doubled in the past three months to over 2,000, new figures published today confirm.
As the Labour government’s latest cancer waiting time stats are published, Wales could soon enter its seventh year of a missed ‘urgent’ target.
According to today’s figures – which cover October - none of our health boards ‘met the target that at least 95 per cent of patients newly diagnosed with cancer via the Urgent route should start definitive treatment within 62 days’.
Commenting on the publication of today’s unemployment statistics for Wales, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business, William Graham AM, said:
“While it is encouraging to see a fall in unemployment over the last 12 months, it is clear that the economic recovery in Wales remains fragile."
Commenting on the warning from the Chief Executive of the Welsh NHS that winter pressures could see NHS operations cancelled, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:
Figures published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that bowel cancer patients in Wales are more likely to die after surgery than in other parts of the UK.
The Shadow Local Government minister today called on a Labour minister to name the senior Labour figures who he says want just SIX Welsh authorities after the on-going reorganisation process.
Commenting on the publication of today’s gross value added (GVA) statistics, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business, William Graham AM, said:
“While we welcome improvement wholeheartedly, this is coming from an extremely low base and the rise should be fully expected."