35% of Jobs Growth Wales apprentices unemployed

Figures uncovered by the Welsh Conservatives reveal that over a third of apprentices who have taken part in the Welsh Government’s flagship scheme Jobs Growth Wales have returned to unemployment. The figures also show that of the 1,305 young people who have taken part in the scheme, 468 quit before completing their six month position and 72% of those young people are now unemployed.

Tourism focus at Llandudno Community Engagement Forum

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives today held the latest in a series of community engagement forums – in Llandudno. Aimed at connecting with communities and organisations the length and breadth of Wales, each forum focuses primarily on a key issue.

Cardiff needs a vote on Europe

Craig Williams, Cardiff North Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, has endorsed the Conservative Party’s draft bill to legislate for an In-Out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.

"Obesity battle still being lost"

Welsh Conservatives have today called for ‘swifter action’ on obesity from Welsh Ministers, as new statistics reveal the number of overweight or obese adults has increased. ‘Initial headline results’ from the 2012 Welsh Health Survey – published today – show 59 per cent of all adults aged 16 or over were classed as obese in 2012. That number stood at 57 per cent in 2011.

A Delivery Unit that doesn't 'Deliver'

Carwyn Jones’ Delivery Unit will come under greater scrutiny today in a debate led by the Welsh Conservatives. After 12 successive years of Labour Government, which failed to deliver promised improvements in prosperity and public services, Carwyn Jones set up a Delivery Unit to ‘ensure that what is promised is delivered.’

Latest fall in unemployment welcomed

The Shadow Minister for Business responds to the latest unemployment statistcs, showing a fall in Wales, as well as a rise in employment.

Energy Wales: More progress required

Commenting on the First Minister’s statement on ‘progress in the implementation of Energy Wales’, in which he attempts to outline the Welsh Government’s approach to ‘taking full advantage offered by the transition to a low carbon economy’, Shadow Minister for Environment Russell George AM, said:  “The main problem with the First Minister’s statement on progress is that there’s been very little of it."

Carwyn Jones 'failing construction industry'

Carwyn Jones’ Labour Government came under fire today for failing to support the Welsh construction industry. In First Minister’s Questions, the Leader of the Opposition Andrew RT Davies AM, challenged the Government over its record of inaction.