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."

Education IT merger cautiously welcomed

Commenting on the creation of a single education IT system for six North Wales councils, Shadow Minister for Local Government and North Wales AM Janet Finch-Saunders said: “Welsh Conservatives have long supported this kind of collaborative working and I wholeheartedly welcome the principles behind the merger."

Mental health targets but no proof of delivery

The Welsh Labour Government has set targets for mental health staffing but has no monitoring in place to establish whether they’re being met, Welsh Conservatives revealed today. Local Health Boards have been instructed to maintain a ratio of two Primary Mental Health Workers for every 100,000 people in their area.

S4C deal 'in the best interests of all'

Shadow Minister for Heritage Suzy Davies AM responds to today's news that the BBC and S4C have come to an agreement over the future and funding of S4C“This is an incredibly important deal that I welcome wholeheartedly."The agreement that’s been reached is in the best interests of all and I am both delighted and relieved that the future of S4C has been safeguarded."