Assembly News

Renewable energy needs a fresh approach

Welsh Conservatives will call for investment in a number of different renewable forms of energy during the group’s Opposition Debate on Wednesday January 12th. Labour-Plaid’s focus has been primarily on wind and the government recently missed its renewable energy target for 2010.

WAG misses ambulance response time target

Commenting on figures showing that the Assembly Government missed its target for ambulances responding to life-threatening calls within eight minutes in November 2010, Nick Ramsay AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services said:

Local Health Boards need to plan finances for the long-term

Welsh Conservatives today expressed concerns at rising costs of hiring specialist equipment to support extremely obese patients. Figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal that Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board is spending thousands of pounds repeatedly hiring equipment, when it would be far more cost-effective to purchase.

Small businesses key to raising prosperity

Commenting on figures showing considerable variation in the Gross Value Added (GVA) rates across the regions of Wales, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for the Economy, said

Wales needs change in 2011

Nick Bourne AM today gave an upbeat assessment of his party’s opportunities and challenges in 2011, building on the substantial gains made in this year’s General Election.

Ministers called to help in New Year resolutions

Welsh Conservatives today called on Welsh Ministers to consider ways to help people making New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking, lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle.