Labour finally acts on credit union funding

Welsh Conservatives today welcomed Labour’s long overdue decision on £1.2million of credit union funding.Labour Ministers have been accused of being ‘desperately slow’ in allocating the money and today’s eventual decision has been branded ‘long overdue’ by two senior Welsh Conservatives.

CAP reform leaves Wales uncompetitive

Commenting on the publication of detailed Welsh Labour changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – including a transfer of 15 per cent from Pillar 1 to Pillar 2 – Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs Antoinette Sandbach AM, said:   “Any movement on this issue is welcome and I am at least pleased that our farming industry no longer faces prolonged and crippling uncertainty."

CAP funding change condemned

Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Antoinette Sandbach AM, has condemned a Labour Government decision to radically change CAP funding in Wales.

GP contract changes must be followed by improved access

Commenting on a change to the GP contract in Wales– aimed at freeing up time in GP surgeries – Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said: “Anything aimed at providing better care for patients is welcome, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and we will monitor the impact of this change to see whether improvements are achieved."

Floods management: Who's in charge?

As the First Minister continues a trip to Uganda and the Natural Resources Minister visits Canada – and with the threat of more severe weather across Wales – Welsh Conservatives have questioned who is currently responsible for flood management in the country.

Floods: Praise for communities and emergency services

Commenting on today’s floods across Wales, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “The extremely hard work of the emergency services and an incredibly strong community spirit have again shone through in Wales in the face of extremely challenging circumstances."