Funding Reform: 'A positive step'

Commenting on today’s joint UK Government/Welsh Government statement on funding reform, Shadow Minister for Finance Paul Davies AM, said: “Today’s announcement is a positive step forward for Wales. “While it is clear there is much more work to do, this puts Welsh funding on the right track."

Urgent cancer target missed again

One in seven cancer patients starting urgent treatment in August were not seen within the government’s target time. 72 people – out of a total of 489 – were not treated within 62 days.

'Tit-for-tat' minister in 'astonishing attack' on Cardiff Met

Welsh Conservatives have condemned the Education Minister for today’s ‘astonishing attack’ on Cardiff Metropolitan University.  In a written statement the minister has heavily criticised the university in a move described by Assembly Member Angela Burns as ‘unbecoming of a minister’.

AWEMA: Time to break the ministerial silence

Welsh Conservatives have today repeated calls for the ministerial silence on Awema to be broken ‘once and for all’. The group has joined other opposition parties in tabling an urgent question on the issue and Shadow Minister for Finance, Paul Davies AM, will later ask for guarantees that this kind of funding scandal can never happen again.

Regenerating our High Streets

Welsh Conservatives will today launch a plan to revitalise the Welsh high street. Footfall in town centres has fallen by a fifth in the last five years, while the shop vacancy rate in Wales is 4% above the UK average.  Wales also has one of the lowest enterprise birth rates of all the UK nations and regions. The plan is available here.

Call to examine evidence on Presumed Consent

Commenting on the statement from the Welsh Government on the consultation responses to its draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill, which proposes to introduce a soft opt-out scheme for organ donation, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health, said:"The debate surrounding the Welsh Government’s plans for organ donation is an emotive and sensitive one.

Just days for public to have their say on hospital services

Ten days before two consultations close, Welsh Conservatives have repeated calls for public engagement on proposals that could drastically change the future of NHS services. Besti Cadwaladr UHB consultation comes to an end on the 28th. Its plans could see radical changes to emergency surgery at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, minor injury units in the region, and neonatal care.

VIDEO: Andrew RT Davies on AWEMA report

The Wales Audit Office has published a report criticising the Welsh Government for weakness and failings when dealing with the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association.