Wefan Gymraeg

Welsh Government mustn’t allow Welsh pupils to fall behind following increase in Pupil Premium in England

Aled Roberts AM has called for increased investment in the Pupil Deprivation Grant after theDeputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced today the biggest ever rise in the Pupil Premium for primary schools in England to help ensure that more pupils are able to achieve higher standards.

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Kirsty Williams and Eluned Parrott respond to Chief Secretary announcement

Responding to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury's statement on early borrowing powers for the Welsh Government and the Stamp Duty Land Tax consultation, Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

 

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“Certainty and communication are key to education success” – Aled Roberts

Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for North Wales and the party's Spokesperson on Education, is today calling on the Welsh Government to provide certainty to schools in Wales by confirming how long it will continue to fund the Pupil Deprivation Grant.

 

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‘Clarity on sprinklers is welcome, but progress needed on mortgage scheme’- Peter Black

Responding to the Housing Minister's statement on Stimulating Home Building in Wales, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister, said:

 

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Employment figures encouraging– Eluned Parrott

Commenting on the news that employment has grown across both the UK and Wales, Eluned Parrott AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Economy Minister said:

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‘Three years wasted due to Labour incompetence’ – Kirsty Williams

The Welsh Labour Government's incompetence on delivering a food strategy has led to three years being wasted, according to Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

 

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Welsh Government must take urgent action to help first time buyers – Peter Black

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black, has called on the Welsh Labour Government to use the last week of the Assembly term to focus on tackling the growing gap between England and Wales in terms of help offered to first time buyers to get onto the housing ladder.

 

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‘Report highlights huge strain our NHS is under’- Aled Roberts

Commenting on today's publication of the Wales Audit Office report on 'Health Finances 2012-13 and Beyond', Aled Roberts, who is a member of the Public Accounts Committee, said:

 

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Coalition helping businesses to save money and the environment - Jenny Willott

Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed today's launch by the Government of proposals for an Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) for public consultation.

 

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Roger Williams backs plans for Royal Mail privitisation

Yesterday in the House of Commons Business Secretary Vince Cable announced plans to give the Royal Mail the commercial freedom and access to capital that other large businesses enjoy so that it can continue to innovate and invest in a changing postal market.

 

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