Enterprise Zones must be improved and enhanced

A Welsh Assembly debate is today focusing on the need to improve Welsh Labour’s enterprise zones. Welsh Conservatives – who will lead the debate – have called for better targets and more clarity surrounding performance of the zones, along with the extension of enhanced capital allowances.

M4 relief road kicked into long grass

Responding to the agreement between Welsh Labour and the Welsh Liberal Democrats that the construction of the M4 relief road will be delayed until at least 2016, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said:

NHS cash is too little too late

Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2015-16, which includes a two year deal with the Welsh Liberal Democrats, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Finance, said:

Welsh Conservatives are party of low tax

Speaking ahead of a Welsh Conservative fringe meeting in Birmingham at the Welsh Conservative conference, Andrew RT Davies AM, Welsh Conservative Leader, said:

Miliband has 'concerns' about Welsh NHS

Ed Miliband has admitted he has ‘concerns’ about the Welsh health service and dodged questions on whether he is happy to be judged on the way the Welsh NHS is being run by his Labour colleagues. Labour has been running the Welsh NHS since the start of devolution in 1999.

'Answers needed' on Welsh ambulance performance

Welsh Conservatives today demanded answers on the under-performing Welsh Ambulance Service as new figures reveal that Welsh Labour has missed its ambulance response time target again.

NHS Funding: Miliband should apologise for huge Welsh cuts

Commenting on Labour leader Ed Miliband’s speech to his party’s conference and the reported pledge to boost English NHS funding via a mansion tax, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said:     “In Wales, Labour has been imposing record-breaking budget cuts on the NHS it manages for years."

Tax collection proposals must now be scrutinised in detail

Commenting on the publication of the Labour government’s collection and management of taxes, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Finance Nick Ramsay AM, said: “The Labour government’s necessary proposals on tax collection must now be scrutinised in detail and I urge as many people as possible to have their say."

NHS inquiry: Terms of reference must now be adopted

Welsh Conservatives have today backed the British Medical Association’s terms of reference for a Wales-wide NHS inquiry. The organisation that represents 7000 doctors last week echoed Welsh Conservative calls for a full-scale independent inquiry into all NHS services throughout Wales.