Rural economy overlooked by Labour

Welsh Conservatives will today call on the Welsh Labour Government to support the rural economy and do more to increase its competitiveness.  In an opposition debate, the group will criticise the progress of infrastructure developments and call for a review of all regulations and red tape affecting the rural economy.

Labour AMs must put patients before politics

Commenting on reports of Labour backbench opposition to the Health Minister’s plans for the NHS, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “Those Labour Members who may be questioning their Minister’s woeful NHS plans must ask themselves what’s more important to them: representing those who elected them by fighting hospital closures and supporting local health services - or supporting a Welsh Labour Government that's lost its way on the NHS?

Flood Strategy cautiously welcomed

Commenting on the Environment Minister’s statement on the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, Shadow Minister for Environment Russell George AM, said: “I welcome the introduction of this strategy and I am pleased that the Welsh Labour Government has taken the relevant recommendations on board".

First Minister ‘turns his back’ on nurses’ pleas

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has accused the First Minister of ‘turning his back on nurses’ pleas’ and ‘dismissing’ concerns raised in a report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). When questioned in the Chamber this afternoon, Carwyn Jones refused to discuss what actions his government will take following the publication of the RCN’s annual employment survey last week.

Welsh Government must listen to views on organ donation

Commenting on today’s publication of a White Paper setting out the details of a proposed system of presumed consent for organ donation, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “This remains an incredibly sensitive issue and it is only right that as many people as possible have a say".

Public procurement unfit for purpose

The Welsh Labour Government’s public procurement processes are unfit for purpose and failing to offer opportunities to small business, Welsh Conservatives claimed today.

NHS Vision lacks guarantees

Commenting on the Welsh Government’s ‘Five Year Vision for the NHS in Wales’, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “This document reads more like a five year daydream than a vision. It is blurred, vague and indistinct. There are no guarantees and clarity remains sadly lacking."