The new ministerial appointments to the Wales Office represent a winning team for Wales - said Andrew RT Davies.
“Since his appointment, Stephen Crabb has delivered on Valleys electrification, overseen job creation and led a new devolution settlement through Parliament, making the Welsh Government accountable for the first time for raising some of what it spends."
Commenting on the launch of a Welsh Government consultation which seeks views on enabling community groups to take over and run community assets, like leisure centres or pubs, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Communities Mark Isherwood AM, said:
“It’s about time Welsh Labour ministers used the powers they already have under the 2011 UK Localism Act to give greater powers to communities. This is an option that has been available to our English neighbours for a number of years."
Figures published today show an annual rise of 10.8% in delayed transfers of care in Welsh hospitals, with 471 patients unnecessarily kept in hospital last month – 59% of whom were delayed for over three weeks.
The Welsh Labour Government has missed its target to improve the percentage of cancer patients waiting to begin treatment.
Welsh Conservatives are today bringing one of the biggest challenges facing business to the floor of the Senedd: access to finance.
In a debate this afternoon, Assembly Members will call time on the current ‘Finance Wales’ model and question why Labour ministers are not dealing with a problem that continues to blight SMEs right across the country.
Labour’s First Minister has accepted criticism surrounding the role of a Welsh Government adviser - contracted to work on ‘property’ issues but whose business card claims he advises on the economy and health.
Dr Altaf Hussain has today taken the oath in the Senedd and been sworn in as Assembly Member for South Wales West.
2,145 patients spent more than 12 hours in A&E departments in the Labour-run Welsh NHS last month compared to just 48 people in the whole of England.
There’s been no let-up in significant delays for NHS treatment in Labour-run Wales.
New stats – published today – show more than 18,000 people had waited more than 36 weeks for their first hospital appointment by the end of March. The target’s zero.
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