Local Election Results

Statements from the Secretary of State for Wales and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly on the local election results.

Misleading statement on NHS finances

Welsh Conservatives have tabled an urgent question on NHS finances, following the health minister’s claim that all health boards have ‘met financial targets’. While all have been congratulated in a ministerial statement for a ‘remarkable achievement’, three have received bail-outs from 2012-13 budgets.

Global manufacturer visit

The Secretary of State for Wales and the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly have visited a successful manufacturing company that is exporting products around the world.

Lion Laboratories Ltd is a world leader in the specialised field of breath alcohol detection. It is a manufacturer and supplier of equipment to customers worldwide, including the British police.

Crackdown on waste in local councils

Welsh Conservatives will today raise concerns about waste in Welsh Councils and slam the Welsh Labour Government for failing to lead the way by rooting out its own wasteful spending.The Welsh Labour Government has recently been criticised for failing to spend taxpayers’ money effectively.

Clarification on Tata investment sought

The First Minister has refused to provide the Assembly with further details on Tata’s 800 million pounds investment in its Welsh operations over the next five years. Asked for further details on the announcement by the Leader of the Opposition during First Minister’s Questions, Carywn Jones was unable to provide additional information and said there was no Welsh Government commitment involved in the announcement.

Welsh Government flogging valuable land

The Welsh Government could have sold off 18 substantial pieces of land, well below their market value, Welsh Conservatives revealed today.The sites, which, according to Ministers, had an approximate value of £20.6million, were handed over to fund managers to canvass potential purchasers rather than engage in formal marketing.

NHS waiting time 'wheel of fortune'

The number of people waiting over 36 weeks for treatment has risen in a number of different specialities within two health boards since last September. Cardiff and Vale has seen increases in seven specialities in all, while Cwm Taf has seen a rise in long delays for patients in three.

1 in 8 remain on NHS waiting list

One in eight people in Wales remain on an NHS waiting list and the total number of patients awaiting treatment is higher than this time last year. Government figures published today show 376,686 people were waiting for the start of their treatment at the end of February.  At the same time last year 328,147 people had been referred for treatment by their GP but had not yet been seen