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Enriching Welsh Heritage

Welsh Conservatives today pledged to enrich the heritage of Wales by prioritising culture, sport and tourism.Key policies launched include a commitment to campaign for St David's Day to become a bank holiday and for Wales to bid for both the Commonwealth Games and a UEFA Champions League final.

Welsh Conservatives “leading political agenda”

Wales desperately needs a fresh approach after 14 wasted years under Labour, Welsh Conservatives said today. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Spring Forum at the Welsh Conservative Conference, the Secretary of State for Wales and the party’s Leader in the Assembly reaffirmed their commitment to ‘change Wales for the better’.

Publication of Economic Commission Report

The Welsh Conservatives' Economic Commission has published its report on the future of the Welsh economy.Its' recommendations will now be analysed by the Party.

Labour's jobs fund is "pie-in-the-sky"

Commenting on Labour’s launch of a ‘jobs fund for young people’, Shadow Minister for Economy Darren Millar AM, said: “I'm glad that Labour have finally recognised the need to take action to address their failure on youth unemployment in Wales. Their previous polices weren't working and thousands of young people across Wales have been let down and are paying the price as a result."

Response to social services ‘action plan’

Commenting on the launch of WAG’s social services ‘action plan’, Shadow Minister for Health Nick Ramsay AM, said: “Welsh Conservatives have long been arguing for a simpler and more effective service, with greater focus on accountability and delivery.

Call to support Welsh Veterans

Welsh Conservatives today expressed regret at Labour-Plaid’s decision not to back plans for a Veterans Card recognising the commitment of Welsh members of the armed forces. In a debate on the Welsh Conservatives’ proposals, Jonathan Morgan AM, Shadow Minister for Local Government, spoke of the 20 separate conflicts in which members of the Welsh armed forces have been involved since the Second World War.

No money for business after 7 months of flagship WAG scheme

Since its launch last July, no financial support has been offered to small businesses under WAG’s Economic Renewal Programme (ERP). That’s according to figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. The scheme was launched by the Deputy First Minister on July 5th 2010.

Cancer Drugs Fund unveiled

Welsh Conservatives today announced plans to tackle inequalities in access to lifesaving cancer medicines and pledged to make new medicines available to Welsh patients. The Party today committed to establishing a £10million Cancer Drugs Fund to make available medicines, which have not been approved by NICE, often due to costs.