Commenting on Estyn’s annual report, which highlights some improvements in Welsh education but raises concerns over mathematics and numeracy, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns AM, said:
“Any improvement is welcome – but with standards coming from such an alarmingly low base – any decline would’ve been a disaster."
Commenting on the publication of a poll by BBC Wales, which shows that 72% of Welsh voters want the Welsh Government to set up a Cancer Treatments Fund, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Health Minister, said:
Despite it reeling from years of record-breaking cuts, the Labour-run Welsh NHS is doing a trade in luxurious top-of-the-range cars for its highest earning executives, Welsh Conservatives revealed today.
Commenting on a statement from the Welsh Labour Government, announcing its intention to abolish the Right to Buy in Wales if it is still in power after 2016, Mark Isherwood AM, Shadow Minister for Housing, said:
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives today called on the Welsh Labour Government to begin to address the pressures in Accident & Emergency department by reversing its NHS budget cuts, recruiting more nurses and stemming the decade-long decline in NHS bed numbers.
The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has described attempts by a Welsh Government adviser to plant ministerial questions with backbench Labour AM’s an “abuse of the system designed to cover-up the incompetence of Labour Ministers”. He said the practice brought the National Assembly into disrepute and has called for disciplinary action to be taken by the First Minister and Presiding Officer.
Commenting on the publication of today’s A and E performance figures for Wales, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:
“Emergency departments are facing pressure right across the United Kingdom but the gulf in performance between Labour-run Wales and other parts of the UK continues."
Months after the UK Government announced £700million for NHS England to deal with winter pressures, the Welsh Labour Government today announced an equivalent figure, £40million, for the Welsh NHS.
The Welsh Labour Government needs to drive up standards and allow every child, including the very brightest, to achieve their potential in order to turn around a decade-long decline in Welsh Oxbridge applications, according to the Welsh Conservatives.
Now that the devolution of business rates is definitely taking place, the Welsh Labour Government must follow through with definitive action for Welsh businesses.
That’s the central message of a Senedd debate led by Welsh Conservatives today.