July 2009

07 July 2009

Response To Report Into Welsh Language LCO

RESPONDING to today's publication by the Commons' Welsh Affairs select committee into the proposed Welsh language legislative competence order, Shadow Minister for the Welsh language Paul Davies AM said:

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03 July 2009

Urgent Action Needed To Boost Foreign Language Learning

COMMENTING on today's concerns by education watchdog Estyn about a drop in foreign language learning in schools in Wales, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"Despite numerous initiatives and ministerial pledges foreign language learning in schools in Wales has declined at a worrying rte over the last decade.

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02 July 2009

Graduates Falling Victim To The Recession

COMMENTING on today's publication of figures which show more students are failing to find a job after graduating from Welsh universities, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"These worrying figures show that young people are falling victim to the recession.

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01 July 2009

Neighbours Stage Public Meeting To Discuss Community Woodland

Residents concerned that a community woodland was bought with half a million pounds of public money are holding a public meeting next week (July 9) to discuss the issue.

The Ffynone and Cilgwyn woodlands near Boncath were bought by the Growing Heart Workers Co‐operative two years ago. The purchase was funded by a £500,000 grant given to them under the Cydcoed scheme managed by the Forestry Commission Wales (FCW).

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Scrapping Community Councils Will Disengage People From Politics

There are fears that plans to scrap eight community and town councils across Pembrokeshire will switch people off from local politics. Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has expressed his concern that local councils may be forced into merging.

He also says there's a danger that getting rid of grass roots politicians will make people even less inclined to get involved n community politics.

"By making community councils merge and turning them into much larger organisations, people can get disengaged from the local democratic process," he said.

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