June 2007

28 June 2007

Wales Could Get Language Commissioner Thanks to Preseli Pembrokeshire AM

Wales could be getting its own Welsh Language Commissioner thanks to Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

Mr Davies led a debate in the National Assembly calling for new legislation that would see Welsh get official language status alongside English and a commissioner to protect the rights of Welsh and English speakers.


MP Awed by Scale of LNG Plant

SCrabb-LNG-PaulThe Albert Hall would fit into the largest of the LNG tanks being built at Milford Haven. This amazing fact was pointed out to Richard Ottaway MP for Croydon South on a visit to the plant.

"The sheer scale of the place is amazing," said Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies who showed Mr Ottaway around. "Thirty per cent of the energy needs for the whole of the UK will come through the plant when it comes on line."


21 June 2007

Importance of Welsh Language Outlined to Assembly

The importance of the Welsh language is being outlined to the National Assembly today (Weds 27th).
Paul Davies, AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire, is leading a debate at The Senedd which will reaffirm the Conservative's support of the language. "In Preseli Pembrokeshire 26.7 per cent of the population speak Welsh compared to 20.5 per cent nationally so this is an important issue for me," said Paul.


Extra Charges For Rural Posting “Grossly Unfair”

Charging rural businesses extra for postage is grossly unfair, say Pembrokeshire's Assembly Members.

Royal Mail has applied to the industry regulator for permission to introduce zonal pricing in the county. This would mean that companies would be charged more for delivery in rural areas.
"I think this is absolutely outrageous," said Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies. "Once again rural areas are being used as a cashpoint for Royal Mail."


15 June 2007

Minister Admits More Help Needed To Get Pembrokeshire Produce Onto Supermarket Shelves

Preseli Pembrokeshire's new Assembly Member has gained an admission from the Welsh Rural Affairs Minister that more needs to be done to get Welsh produce on to supermarket shelves.

Paul Davies asked Minister Jane Davidson whether she wanted to see a statutory code of conduct between farmers and supermarkets to ensure fairer prices.

"We have seen a 30 per cent reduction in the number of dairy farmers in Wales in the last decade, and the number of people employed in agricultural holdings has fallen by 13 per cent since 1996," Mr Davies told the Senedd.


Concerns Over Drink-Fuelled Violence To Be Raised With Police

Violent drunken attacks in Fishguard that have left two men with serious injuries are to be discussed by politicians and police. Twenty-eight-year-old Dan Morgan had to have 52 staples and five metal plates in his head after he was attacked in Fishguard Square in April. And Clive Saunders had seven stitches in his face after an alleged assault on Fishguard High Street last weekend.

"I am very concerned that these two men have suffered horrific attacks after leaving pubs in the town," says Preseli
Pembrokeshire's Conservative AM Paul Davies.


08 June 2007

New Jobs for Pembrokeshire’s Assembly Members

Pembrokeshire's two new Conservative Assembly Members have been given additional responsibility in the Senedd.

As well as getting to grips with their new jobs as Assembly Members, Paul Davies and Angela Burns have also been given specialist portfolios.
Paul will be taking on the role of Conservative spokesman on Welsh Language, Culture, Media and Sport. The former business manager for Lloyds TSB lives near Crymych and is a keen rugby fan and fluent Welsh speaker.


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