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Carwyn Jones must play his part in securing growth

Commenting on the publication of the latest unemployment figures for Wales, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, said: "These are welcome figures showing another fall in unemployment in Wales.

‘Bust’ council recruits new tier of bureaucrats

Days after Cllr Russell Goodway, the Cabinet Member for Finance on Labour-run Cardiff Council warned that local government cuts could lead to councils going ‘bust’, Welsh Conservatives have learnt that the authority is splashing out on a new tier of senior management.

Labour gleefully talk down economy

Welsh Conservatives today slammed a number of senior Labour figures for ‘gleefully’ talking up the prospects of a triple-dip recession as Labour’s First Minister refused to recognise growth in the UK economy.

NHS locum costs ‘must be urgently controlled’

Welsh Conservatives have called for NHS locum and agency staff costs to be urgently controlled, as new figures show over 150 million pounds was spent by health boards over the last three years. Stats obtained by Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, via the Freedom of Information Act, show the NHS has forked out at least 153 million pounds on locum doctors and agency nurses since 2010.

Labour’s slow progress on fly-grazing

Commenting on the publication of the Welsh Government’s Control of Horses (Wales) Bill, Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, said:

Protect hardworking people from Council Tax hikes

Welsh Conservatives today called for a cap on Council Tax rises for the 2014/15 financial year to prevent the Welsh Government’s local government cuts being passed on to hardworking families.

Plaid Speech: A pick n' mix bag of uncosted proposals

Commenting on Leanne Wood’s speech to the Plaid Autumn Conference, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “This pick n’ mix bag of un-costed proposals and sweeping gestures is a bit rich from a Party that was in government in Wales for four years. They did nothing then and there is nothing here to suggest they’ve changed now."

Questions over RIFW land development plans

Commenting on reports that land, at the centre of the investigation by the Wales Audit Office into sales by the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW), is subject to a planning application, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Regeneration, said: