Tribute to Cliff Morgan

Commenting on the sad death of former Wales rugby international and broadcaster Cliff Morgan, Shadow Minister for Sport Mohammad Asghar AM, said: “This is extremely sad news and, on behalf of Welsh Conservatives, I send my sincere condolences to his family and friends."

Carwyn Jones’ broken promise to cancer patients

Earlier this year, Labour’s First Minister Carwyn Jones promised that cancer waiting time targets would be met by the end of March 2013.  Figures published this morning show that this promise has been broken again. In June 2013, only 81.3% of patients with urgent suspected cancer began their treatment within 62 days.

14th month of missed ambulance response targets

Commenting on today’s publication of ambulance response time figures - showing the ‘Category A’ target of ambulance arrival within eight minutes has been missed for the 14th consecutive month – Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said:

Welsh Government fails to share best practice with itself

Commenting on the publication of a report by the Assembly’s Finance Committee, which concludes that the Welsh Government wastes money through poor asset management, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Finance, said: "The Welsh Government should practice what it preaches to local authorities and other public bodies in Wales.

Labour failing to lead on North Wales infrastructure

Commenting on the publication of a report from the Assembly’s Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister, which calls on the Welsh Government to provide ‘leadership’ on infrastructure projects in North Wales, Mark Isherwood AM, Shadow Minister for North Wales, said:

Minister must keep pledge for accessible SEN pupil tests

Commenting on the publication of National Reading and Literacy test scores for May 2013, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:"While I welcome the publication of these results, there is scope to introduce narrower bands to reflect a greater breadth of pupil performance to highlight where our education system can improve.

Labour’s silence on VIP hospitality suite

Commenting on reports of the Welsh Government’s purchase of a hospitality box at the Millennium Stadium, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Business, said:"The Welsh Government has a duty to do everything possible to showcase Welsh businesses and sell Wales to the world.

Welcome drop in road casualties

Commenting on figures published today showing a 9% drop in road casualties last year, including a 23% drop in deaths and a 16% drop in serious injuries, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said:

Cardiff Airport £1million consultancy fees

Welsh Conservatives today revealed that the Welsh Labour Government’s purchase of Cardiff Airport earlier this year for £52million, cost over £1million in consultancy fees.The consultancy work surrounding the nationalisation of the airport, including valuation, but excluding VAT totalled £912,824.  Including VAT takes the figure to almost £1,100,000.  The figure was uncovered from a Freedom of Information request.