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Role for Assembly in BBC scrutiny

Welsh Conservatives will today call for the National Assembly for Wales to take on a role in scrutinising BBC Wales’ public service broadcasting responsibilities.

Labour's education credibility is in tatters

Welsh Conservatives today slammed the Labour-run Welsh Government as the latest international PISA test results show Wales has fallen further behind the rest of the UK in key subjects.

Carwyn Jones should keep his PISA promise

Speaking ahead of the publication of the OECD’s latest PISA test results, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, claimed the publication of the tests will determine whether Labour is on course to meet its 2015 target of Wales being in the top 20 of all OECD nations.

Alternative to Cyber Monday in Swansea Market

Four Welsh Conservative AMs are in Swansea Market today to support local traders, listen to their concerns and show there is an alternative to the online shopping craze known as Cyber Monday.

Public support for smoking ban in cars

Commenting on the publication of figures showing 82% of people in Wales would support a ban on smoking in cars when children are present, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

Scrapping NHS targets is a clear admission of failure

Commenting on the statement by the Welsh Health Minister, in which he has signalled an intention to scrap key NHS performance indicators, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Health Minister, said:   “Today's announcement is a clear admission of failure."

No let-up in cancer waiting time delays

A Welsh Government target for treating cancer patients referred via the urgent suspected route has been missed again - one month before the government has committed itself to meeting it.

M4: Time for a start-date on relief road

The Welsh Government should turn words into action and ‘ink in’ a start date for work on an improved M4. Today’s call, from the Welsh Conservatives, follows the UK Government’s response to the Silk Commission – and confirmation of borrowing powers.

Help to Buy: Welcome assistance 'at long last'

Welsh Conservative Shadow Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood AM, has welcomed the launch of a ‘Help to Buy’ scheme in Wales but reiterated his disappointment at the length of time its introduction has taken.