Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives has added his congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following the arrival of their baby boy. Andrew RT Davies said: “This is wonderful news, and on behalf of the Welsh Conservatives, I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess." 

Farming contingency plan welcomed

The Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Antoinette Sandbach AM, has welcomed the conclusions of an independent review into the resilience of Welsh farming – and its recommendation of a generic Contingency Management Plan for Wales. 

Pembrokeshire children's services: The time has come for change

Commenting on the Education and Local Government Ministers’ response to two recent highly critical reports into children’s services in Pembrokeshire, Shadow Minister for Education and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns said: “Recent events in Pembrokeshire have been hugely worrying for parents - and absolute confidence that their children are not being repeatedly failed still remains absent."

Cancelled operations crisis must be investigated further

Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, has called for further NHS investigation into the cancellation of operations for cost reasons – as described in this week’s Wales Audit Office report on the health service.

Agricultural Bill ‘needlessly rushed through’

Speaking after the National Assembly passed the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill – following an emergency procedure - Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Antoinette Sandbach AM, said:"It remains extremely disappointing that Labour Ministers chose to needlessly rush this legislation through – using a process that should be reserved for genuine emergencies.

St David Awards must be independent

Commenting on the First Minister’s update on the implementation of St David Awards, Shadow Minister for Heritage Suzy Davies AM, said: “These awards – first announced during a Welsh Conservative debate – remain a welcome development."

Lazy Labour coasting - not delivering

Responding to the statement by the First Minister on the Welsh Labour Government’s legislative programme, Andrew RT Davies AM, Leader of the Opposition, said: “A number of these proposed Bills, including plans to end domestic violence, are very welcome, but beg the question why lazy Labour Ministers have been so slow in bringing them forward.

Years of NHS underfunding must end now

The First Minister has refused to take the blame for NHS underfunding in Wales, despite his own public claims that a review will now ‘seek to put the appropriate level of funding into health’.

Ambitious plan for agriculture launched

Welsh Conservatives have today launched an ambitious action plan for agriculture – targeted at significantly increasing support for the industry.