Wefan Gymraeg

Silk powers discussion with business sector must start now - Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, is calling on the Welsh Government to convene businesses in Wales to examine how the newly announced powers over stamp duty and borrowing could help increase the supply of affordable homes and upgrade Wales' infrastructure.

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Why is the First Minister running scared from leaders’ debate? – Kirsty Williams

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the First Minister of 'running scared' after it has been revealed that he has still not decided whether he is to take part in a leaders' debate on the Coalition Government's recent Silk Commission announcement, despite being asked Friday morning.

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Silk announcement is good news for Wales - Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has warmly welcomed the announcement made by both the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister that they will accept the key recommendations of the Silk Commission on tax and borrowing powers.

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‘Welsh Labour Government must stop sticking its head in the sand’ – Kirsty Williams

Following the publication of Ann Clwyd's review into the complaints system in the English NHS, Kirsty Williams AM has accused the Welsh Labour Government of continuing to stick its head in the sand.

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"Late, often contradictory and far from transparent" - William Powell comments on Committee letter

A damning letter from the Environment and Sustainability Committee expressing their "significant concerns about the financial management and planning within the Natural Resources and Food department" has been published today. Extracts of the letter are below.

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Jobs Growth Wales only delivering 40% employment

Figures released today show that only 1,362 young people out of the 3,349 who joined Jobs Growth Wales have gained a job in the last six months, with the remainder either unemployed or returning to training, despite being classed as 'Job Ready' by the government.

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Suffering patients don’t have the luxury of postponing their pain - Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, was today permitted to ask an urgent question in the National Assembly to the Health Minister about the postponement of non-urgent surgery at the hospitals of mid and west Wales this winter.

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‘We need to create an environment where NHS staff are encouraged to speak out’ - Kirsty Williams

Commenting on the British Medical Association's criticism of the new All Wales Whistleblowing Policy, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said:

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Welsh Labour Government fails to deliver cancer waiting time pledge

Despite claims by the Health Minister that cancer waiting time targets would be met in October, figures released today have shown that the targets have once again been missed.

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Time to deliver on Welsh Language Strategies – Aled Roberts

Commenting on the Annual report of the Welsh Language Commissioner, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales and Spokesperson on the Welsh Language said:

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