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Appalling ambulance waits are a symptom of skewed spending priorities

Commenting on figures obtained by the BBC, which reveal Wales has the longest ambulance waits outside A and E – with one case involving a six-hour delay – Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said: “No-one should have to wait this long in the back of an ambulance and urgent action is needed to improve the situation.

Engagement meeting on open access held

Controversial Welsh Government proposals to consider extending access to the countryside in Wales are not being given enough coverage say Welsh Conservatives. The Welsh Government announced a review of existing legislation governing access to the countryside over the summer with a consultation due to be launched in December 2013.

Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Paying tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said:Nelson Mandela was - and always will be - a global inspiration. His was a life that has defined what it means to be truly great. His tremendous will, incredible humility, and resolute commitment to democracy, justice and freedom have transformed history and changed the world.More than an international icon, more than an enduring legacy; Nelson Mandela's name and actions will forever be etched in our history. His spirit, integrity and humility have inspired me, as I know they have many more across Wales - and all over the world.  

Autumn statement: 'Further help and support for Wales'

Commenting on the UK Government’s Autumn Statement, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies AM, said: “This statement confirms the UK Government’s committed focus on economic growth and community support."

Welsh exports down 3.5% under Labour

Commenting on figures showing a fall in Welsh exports of 3.5% over the past year, including a fall of 5.5% in non-EU exports, which equates to a loss of £431million, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, said:

Flybe route withdrawal labelled 'extremely worrying'

Commenting on airline Flybe’s decision to withdraw two routes from the recently nationalised Cardiff airport - to Paris and Glasgow – Shadow Minister for Transport Byron Davies AM, said:   “At a time when Carwyn Jones and Welsh Labour should be growing Cardiff Airport – in the interests of Welsh taxpayers – this development is nothing short of extremely worrying."

Wylfa nuclear agreement welcomed

Commenting on the signing of an agreement between the UK Government and Hitachi and Horizon, which will support the financing of the development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa, Shadow Minister for Environment Russell George AM, said: “This agreement is hugely welcome and clearly demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to this hugely significant investment."