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NHS delays and downgrading risk 'undermining prudent healthcare'

Commenting on the Welsh Government’s publication of further details relating to the delivery of ‘prudent healthcare in Wales’, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Darren Millar AM, said: “Much of the detail within Labour’s ‘prudent healthcare’ is common sense. But it will only work in the long-term if Labour gets the NHS it manages back on track."

Minister for Almost Everything risks losing trust

Labour’s First Minister must explain how his newly appointed Minister for Almost Everything intends to manage her bulging portfolio and how splitting agriculture and environment will benefit communities – or risk trust being lost in his government. That’s the call from Welsh Conservatives – who have raised questions over one of the largest and most varied ministerial portfolios in 15 years of the National Assembly."

Care claim deadline should be extended

Commenting on the warning from Age Cymru that thousands of families in Wales risk missing out on reclaiming wrongly paid care home fees because the Welsh Government failed to adequately promote the deadline for claims to the NHS, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:

Withybush fight goes on

Commenting on a High Court decision to dismiss a legal challenge made by Hywel Dda reorganisation campaigners – Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Paul Davies, said: “This is a disappointing decision which does not signal the end of our fight against Labour’s devastating plans."

Welsh Government surfing Facebook

On the day that the Welsh Government is on strike, it was revealed that Labour Ministers and staff spend more time on Facebook than almost any other website.

Agricultural Sector Bill: Statement on Supreme Court ruling

Commenting on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Agricultural Sector Bill – which has confirmed that the legislation is within competence - Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Russell George AM, said: “This legislation was rushed through by Labour - using an emergency procedure that prevented engagement and avoided scrutiny."

Ministerial scandal raises 'serious' wider questions

Commenting on the dismissal of the Natural Resources Minister from Labour’s Cabinet –following his attempts to gain private information about the financial interests of a number of Assembly Members – Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM, said:   “Efforts to gain this information – in what would appear to be attempts to smear Assembly Members – is reminiscent of Damien McBride’s era under Gordon Brown."

Labour to axe key five A*-C GCSE measure

The Welsh Labour Government has announced it will no longer publish the key five A* to C grade GCSE measure, the primary indicator of key stage 4 performance in Welsh schools.