Visit Wales gagged: Minister refuses to respond

The Business Minister has refused to answer questions in the Assembly on her decision to gag Visit Wales. Labour’s Edwina Hart was quizzed on the move by Welsh Conservatives during their opposition Senedd debate on the tourism industry today (Wednesday, July 2nd).

NHS complaints review is no substitute for Keogh-style review

Commenting on the publication of a Welsh Government commissioned review into NHS complaints, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Health – Darren Millar AM – said: “These are constructive – and often distressing – findings and each recommendation must be analysed; not just by health boards, but by the Welsh Labour Government, which is ultimately responsible for the NHS in Wales."

Labour Minister’s position is untenable

The position of the Welsh Labour Government’s Natural Resources & Food Minister is untenable, Welsh Conservatives claimed, after a report into his recent conduct concluded that he had broken the Ministerial Code.

Devastating TATA cuts leave Labour promises in tatters

Welsh Conservatives have labelled potential Tata job losses in Port Talbot‘devastating’ and called for an explanation of Labour’s previous claims that the future of steelmaking jobs there had been safeguarded.   The company has today announced the loss of 400 jobs in order to ‘remain competitive’.

Carwyn Jones stalling on racetrack inquiry

Welsh Conservatives today called on Labour’s First Minister to end his dithering over an inquiry into an alleged breach of the ministerial code by the Natural Resources Minister.

Welsh health board accounts qualified

Responding to the statement from the Auditor General for Wales that three Local Health Boards’ overspent their budgets in 2013-14 and a further two only avoided overspends due to multi-million pound bailouts, meaning LHB accounts were qualified for the first time in their existence, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Health Minister, said:

Debating further support for veterans

Our armed forces veterans deserve further support from the Welsh Government and more recognition for their sacrifices. That’s the call from Welsh Conservatives, who will tomorrow lead a debate on the issue in the Assembly. Ahead of Armed Forces Day this weekend, Assembly Members will reiterate calls for the implementation of a Veterans Card in Wales.