Labour government must not stall on M4 relief road plans

The Welsh Labour Government’s consultation on possible routes for an M4 relief road around Newport is due to end today - with a call from Welsh Conservatives to press on with the plans and name a start date.   Welsh Conservatives have long campaigned for a relief road to ease congestion along the main arterial route through South Wales.

12,000 still wait more than 9 months for treatment

More than 12,000 people are still waiting over nine months for NHS treatment in Wales. Figures published today – for October – show 416,023 people are on an NHS waiting list.

Labour must come clean on North Wales hospital downgrading plans

Commenting on the Labour Health Minister’s confirmation – to the BBC -that downgrading A&E services will be considered as an option at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Glan Clwyd and Wrexham Maelor Hospitals, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “Labour Minister must come clean on any plans for downgrading emergency departments in North Wales."

Appalling GVA figures require urgent action

Commenting on the publication of today’s regional ‘gross value added’statistics, which show Wales is still bottom of the UK in terms of value of goods and services, Shadow Minister for Business Nick Ramsay AM, said: “14 years of Labour – and, on GVA, Wales remains the poorest part of the UK. These figures are an appalling reflection of successive Labour-led governments."

Serious questions to answer over airport loan

Commenting on confirmation of a ten million pounds Welsh Government loan for Cardiff Airport – following its initial nationalisation for 52 million earlier this year – Shadow Minister for Transport Byron Davies AM, said:   “This loan raises serious questions for Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour."