Another month of failed Labour-managed ambulance response times have been criticised by Welsh Conservatives, as ministers introduce a new clinical response model to the service.
Local authorities in South East Wales have today entered a formal agreement to work together in the delivery of a City Deal for the Capital City Region. Responding to the announcement, Welsh Conservatives have urged the First Minister to play a more proactive role.
The Shadow Minister for the Economy, William Graham, said a ‘dynamic’ bid is essential in delivering this “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.
Welsh Conservatives have today launched plans for a Minister for Mid and West Wales.
With a seat at the Cabinet table, the new position would represent the specific needs of the region, with an emphasis on support for rural communities.
Seven years on and a Welsh government target to urgently treat cancer patients has been missed again.
Welsh Conservatives have raised concerns over a watchdog inspection of a mental health unit in north Wales.
Commenting on the Welsh government’s proposed new law to introduce a minimum unit price for the sale and supply of alcohol in Wales – published for consultation today – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said:
“A minimum unit price for alcoholic drinks will not in itself address the problems caused by alcohol in society but it would be a step in the right direction."
A highly critical report into the Welsh Labour Government’s sale of valuable parcels of land for well below the market price through an arm’s length body - the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW) - has been published today.
The report, which was prompted by Welsh Conservative concerns, is highly critical of Welsh Government and RIFW board members, who are accused of selling publicly owned land for “peanuts”.
Welsh Conservatives have called on Labour ministers to get to grips with the problem of missed appointments, as new figures reveal the true extent of the issue in Wales.
Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget statement this afternoon, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Nick Ramsay AM, said:
“More support for communities, continued economic growth and further job creation; this is a budget that will benefit homes the length and breadth of Wales."
The Wales Audit Office has been asked to probe irregularities in the prices paid by Welsh health boards for fresh fruit and vegetables after an investigation by the Welsh Conservatives revealed the NHS is paying hundreds of thousands of pounds above market rates.