Wefan Gymraeg

‘Silk report should be blueprint for devolution process' - Kirsty Williams AM

The recommendations featured in today's Silk Report should be a blueprint for further powers coming to Wales, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has argued today.

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Specific Moorland ANC Support needed in RDP – William Powell AM

William Powell AM has reiterated his call for the Welsh Government to use the Rural Development Plan (RDP) to deliver a dedicated Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) support scheme which will target those farming in the Moorlands (Upland areas above 400m).

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“Co-operative working is the best way forward for education” says Aled Roberts

Commenting on today's announcement on the Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales (the Diamond Review) Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Education in the National Assembly, said:

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Welsh Lib Dems call for better access to affordable childcare

Following research highlighting that almost one in three families spend 30% or more of their available earnings on childcare, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling on the Welsh Labour government to do more to improve access to affordable, quality childcare.

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Mark Williams MP asks Welsh Business Minister to extend Business Rate Relief to flood affected areas in Wales

Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has asked the Business Minister in the National Assembly whether she will also be implementing the measures announced by the Prime Minister yesterday to assist small business in flood affected areas.

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Kirsty Williams responds to South Wales health re-organisation plans

Responding to the recommendations made by the South Wales Programme Board, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

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‘Allocating £50m to bail out LHBs sends the wrong message’- Peter Black AM

In response to the publication of the Supplementary Budget Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Finance Spokesperson, has accused the Welsh Labour government of sending a clear message to health boards that it is willing to continue to bail them out. The Welsh government has allocated £50m in "the event that some Local Health Boards are unable to achieve a breakeven position".

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Kirsty Williams and RCN Wales call for Wales to establish minimum nursing levels

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Tina Donnelly, Director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, have joined forces in a press conference today calling for Wales to become the first country in the UK to establish a legal duty for safe nurse staffing levels in hospital wards.

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We can’t go on like this says Aled Roberts AM

Commenting on the announcement by the Welsh Government that it is to provide £20 million a year for a Schools Challenge Cymru support programme to under-performing schools, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Education in the National Assembly, said:

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“Connectivity key to unlocking untapped economic potential of rural areas” – Eluned Parrott

In a National Assembly debate on connectivity in rural Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have highlighted the importance of digital and transport connectivity to unlocking the economic potential of rural areas.

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