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Labour failing to attract job-creators to Wales

The Welsh Labour Government is not doing enough to attract major employers to Wales or provide the conditions for economic growth to keep them trading, Welsh Conservatives claimed today. Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly, said, “Concerns about the future of Peacocks and its employers highlights the lack of major employers based in Wales and the limited appeal to potential investors.

Labour relaunch ‘doesn’t address real issues’

Commenting on the publication of Welsh Labour’s ‘Delivering for Wales’ document, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “This Labour government doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘delivery’."

80mph opt-out 'unnecessary'

Welsh Conservatives have dismissed calls for a Welsh ‘opt out’ of proposals to raise the motorway speed limit to 80 miles per hour. The suggestions follow the UK Government’s announcement to consult on a motorway speed limit increase by 2013.

Patient safety fears disturbing and unsettling

Commenting on reports that Labour’s health cuts are affecting staffing in Welsh hospitals and patient safety is being compromised by budget reduction, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “While these fears come as no real surprise given the substantial cuts Labour is inflicting on the NHS, they remain both disturbing and unsettling."

Action needed to secure fragile recovery

Commenting on figures showing a fall in unemployment in Wales, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise, Science & Technology, said: “While we welcome the fall in unemployment in Wales, the outlook for the Welsh economy remains challenging.“In response to these figures, Welsh Labour Ministers need to start working constructively with the UK Government and take decisive action to help protect jobs.

'Posturing' First Minister ignores real issues

Carwyn Jones should ‘face up to his role as First Minister’ and ‘stop picking fights’ with the UK Government. During First Minister’s Questions, the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has also accused Mr Jones of lacking the trust of businesses across Wales and focusing on political posturing rather than economic growth.

No evidence for implant blank cheque

 The Labour Health Minister has implied that her unknown financial commitment to replace PIP breast implants from private providers is not based on medical advice. The Minister has confirmed that she still has no idea of the numbers of women affected or the costs to the taxpayer.

1 in 7 on NHS waiting lists

One in seven people in Wales are on an NHS waiting list and nearly eight thousand have been waiting longer than 36 weeks for treatment. That’s according to the Welsh Government’s latest referral to treatment figures – published today.

Call for PIP implant advice & costs to be published

Welsh Conservatives today called on the Welsh Government to publish the medical advice it has received regarding the removal of PIP breast implants, along with the projected costs of removal and replacement for all patients.

First Minister's Europe hypocrisy

CARWYN JONES: “I have been asked what I would have done had I been in that position. I think that I have been quite straight with the Assembly: I probably would have followed what the Prime Minister did, in that I would not have signed up to it."