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Uni applications fall “raises questions for Labour policy”

Commenting on a fall in the number of English people applying to Welsh universities, Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns AM, said: “A dramatic fall in the number of English applications should act as a harsh wake-up call for the Education Minister. His wafer-thin tuition fees policy is based on a steady flow of students from England alleviating costs."

Community Engagement Forums announced

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has announced his intention to launch community engagement forums in Wales. Due to begin in early 2012, the forums will be held regularly in each of Wales’ five regions. They will provide a chance for policy development to be discussed and debated.

University of Wales resignation

Commenting on the resignation of the University of Wales Council Chairman, Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns AM, said: “I welcome this announcement, which follows weeks of Welsh Conservative requests for those responsible to take responsibility for what has happened to this institution."

Doubts cast over 'no cost' GP hours extension

The Finance Minister has cast doubt over the First Minister’s claims that an extension to GP opening hours in Wales will cost nothing. It follows a written response from the Health Minister to the Welsh Conservatives, making it clear ‘detailed costs’ are being developed for the policy.

Welsh Conservatives lead law-making bids

Welsh Conservatives today led the field in the ballot on Member Bills, with 13 of the 28 bids for laws proposed by individual Assembly Members.   This is more than twice as many as any other party.

Labour’s flagship policies ‘a shambles’

Labour still has no idea how much it will cost to implement its flagship election commitments on GP opening hours and annual health checks for over 50s – while doubt also surrounds its announcement on enterprise zones. The health policies – both announced over six months ago – have not been allocated money in the Draft Budget.

CARWYN'S HALF-TERM REPORT CARD

 NAME: CARWYN JONES (First Minister)    HEADTEACHER: PETER HAIN MARKER: ANDREW RT DAVIES ECONOMY:     FEDUCATION:   FHEALTH:         FPOTENTIAL: Possible, if he listens to others 

Well Done Wales

Welsh Conservatives have sent their best wishes to the Welsh rugby squad, following an outstanding tournament in New Zealand.

CAP proposals are 'a backward step'

Welsh Conservatives have concerns over the proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy which was unveiled by the EU Commission this morning. The reform proposal includes four separate regulations and covers all aspects of agriculture. It will form the basis of the CAP post-2013.