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Labour Minister backs our Veterans Card

The Labour Minister for Local Government & Communities has backed the Welsh Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to introduce a Veterans’ Card. The pledge, which was a key plank of the Party’s 2011 manifesto, was designed to recognise the contribution of ex-armed forces personnel and included:

Minister calls off the dogs on Cardiff Met

Responding to the statement from the Education Minister about the reconfiguration of Higher Education in South East Wales, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said: “This is a massive climb-down for the Education Minister, but a win for diplomacy over belligerence and aggression.

Minister calls off the dogs on Cardiff Met

Responding to the statement from the Education Minister about the reconfiguration of Higher Education in South East Wales, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:“This is a massive climb-down for the Education Minister, but a win for diplomacy over belligerence and aggression.

Joint approach welcomed on child abuse allegations

The Leader of the Opposition has welcomed the joint approach taken by the UK and Welsh Governments over allegations of child abuse in North Wales. Speaking during First Minister’s Questions, Andrew RT Davies praised the announcement of a new independent investigation into the Waterhouse inquiry, along with a new police inquiry announced today.

Kay Swinburne MEP highlighting Autism Awareness across Europe

Kay Swinburne, Welsh Conservative MEP, today hosted an event in Brussels today (6th November) to raise awareness of Autism across Europe. The event was in conjunction with Autism Cymru for MEPs sign up to “Supporting Autism Strategy in Europe”.This joint initiative led by Dr Kay Swinburne MEP, between Autism Europe, the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership & Autism Cymru, supported a number of workshops examining what is required to develop national and international Autism strategies, and exploring the opportunities with the Irish Presidency including ASD as a priority.

Happy 30th Birthday to S4C

Commenting on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of television channel S4C, Suzy Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Heritage, said:“This is a tremendous milestone for S4C, which continues to provide high quality Welsh-medium programming to TV audiences.

New figures show 18% cut in NHS beds under Labour

Figures published this morning reveal that under Labour the number of beds in the NHS has fallen by almost a fifth.In the past ten years 2,653 beds have been lost in the Welsh NHS, while the percentage occupancy rate has increased by 4.5%.  Last year alone, the number of beds in the Welsh NHS fell by 368.

Buck stops with Labour Health Minister

Commenting on reports that the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust does not know how much money it has to spend for the rest of this financial year, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:“It is very worrying that the Welsh ambulance service does not have any certainty in its budget for this year.

Prescriptions up by a fifth since freebie policy introduced

Commenting on new figures showing a rise of 22.5% in the number of prescription items dispensed by community pharmacies since Labour introduced universal free prescriptions in 2007, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:“It is no surprise that since the introduction of Labour’s freebies for all policy, the number of prescription items dispensed has increased at a faster rate.

Hitachi Wylfa commitment welcomed

Commenting on the announcement that Hitachi has committed to plans to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey, Russell George AM, Shadow Minister for the Environment, said:“This is a very welcome development for the entire Welsh economy.