May 2010

28 May 2010

WAG Decision On School Reorganisation Sets Worrying Precedent

Welsh Conservatives have raised concerns about the Assembly Government's decision to reject plans to reorganise schools in west Cardiff.

Commenting on the matter, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"The Assembly Government's decision on the proposed reorganisation by Cardiff Council is deeply concerning.

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27 May 2010

Review Must Not Encroach On FE Autonomy

Commenting on the Education Minister's statement on the Review of Further Education Governance in Wales, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"We all know that Further Education plays a fundamental role in ensuring we have a skilled workforce that is able to support our country's economic development.

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25 May 2010

Excessive Bureaucracy Must Not Hinder Learning

Commenting on the Education Minister's statement on the Review of Higher Education Governance in Wales, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"I welcome the Minister's statement today. Given that we heard last week that over half of Higher Education spending is on administration, it is vital that this review is progressed.

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24 May 2010

92-year-old Faces Two-year Wait For Hearing Aid Test

A 92-year-old Pembrokeshire woman has been told she will have to wait two years to have her hearing aid tested, Paul Davies AM can reveal.

The pensioner is one of a number of concerned residents who have contacted the Preseli Pembrokeshire AM to complain about long waiting times for audiology appointments in the county.

Mr Davies has now raised the matter with the Welsh Health Minister Edwina Hart.

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Fears Raised Over Future Of Local Town Centres

Preseli Pembrokeshire's Assembly Member Paul Davies has spoken in the Welsh Assembly about his concerns about the future of the local town centres.

Mr Davies highlighted a report which revealed that Milford Haven was one of two towns in the UK with the highest number of empty shop units.

And he called on the Welsh Assembly Government to make specific funding available for the regeneration of such centres.

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Pressure Kept Up For Fishguard Rail Improvements To Be Considered

Paul Davies AM is continuing to keep pressure on the Welsh Assembly Government to consider improving rail services to Fishguard.

Mr Davies has been lobbying for years for an extra five trains a day to call at the important Irish ferry hub.

The Welsh Assembly's Enterprise and Learning Committee, regional transport consortium SWITTCH, local residents and the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum have also called for improvements to the service.

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18 May 2010

Funding Must Follow Learners After Education Review

RESPONDING to today's statement on the Assembly Government review into education funding, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"It is crucial phase one of this review, and indeed the second phase, highlights weaknesses in the system and that the Welsh Assembly Government acts swiftly and effectively to eradicate them.

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14 May 2010

Paul Davies AM Helps Launch KC Dog Access Guide

Paul_Davies_and_Andrew_RT_DaviesThis week local AM Paul Davies joined the Kennel Club to help launch the KC Dog Access Guide for Wales, called 'Walkies'. The launch of Walkies, which took place at the Senedd, is the Kennel Club's comprehensive new wallet-sized access guide.

The guide is designed for dog owners and walkers to carry with them when out and about in the Welsh countryside, as a way of ensuring that they know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to access.

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11 May 2010

New Child Poverty Strategy Is Admission Of Failure

COMMENTING on tomorrow's publication of the Assembly Government's Child Poverty Strategy and Delivery Plan, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"This consultation is a clear admission by the Labour-Plaid government that previous efforts to tackle child poverty have failed.

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10 May 2010

Local AM Raises Issue Of Communal Allotments

Local AM Paul Davies this week raised concerns with the Minister over the lack of support given by local authorities to people looking to set up communal allotments.

Paul Davies said, "These allotments bind the local community together and are a great way of teaching children the benefits of working with nature as well as giving them the opportunity to learn about healthy eating and local wildlife.

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