February 2011

18 February 2011

Report Shows 51,000 Welsh Jobs Depend On Brewery And Pub Sector

A new report commissioned by the British Beer & Pub Association has shown that 51,000 jobs depend on the brewing and pub trade in Wales. The report also showed that the beer and pub trade adds £1 billion to the Welsh economy every year.

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies said "This report has highlighted the importance of the brewing and pub industry to the Welsh economy."

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14 February 2011

BT Chief Applauds Village Result

Following Moylegrove's 82% vote in BT's Broadband "Race to Infinity", campaigners invited BT Director for Wales, Ann Beynon, to speak at an open meeting last Monday in Moylegrove about how the village can benefit from their result.

David Burns, who chaired the meeting, said: "We had a first-rate turnout; the hall was packed with folk from Moylegrove who wanted to find out from Ann Beynon when we are going to see this superfast broadband."

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11 February 2011

WAG Urged To Keep HE Money In Wales To Tackle Funding Gap

Commenting on reports that the Welsh Assembly Government is set to subsidise universities in England to the tune of £50million every year through its new policy on tuition fees, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

"These figures raise further concerns about whether the Assembly Government's tuition fees policy is financially sustainable and raise doubts about whether it is in the best interests of a well-funded Higher Education sector in Wales.

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09 February 2011

Assembly Member Visits Local Pharmacy

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is pictured with pharmacists Phil Parry and Richard Evans.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has visited a local pharmacy in Crymych to learn more about the role of a pharmacist in the community and to discuss current pharmaceutical issues facing the industry. The pharmacy, run by Phil Parry is a community pharmacy which offers a broad range of services from dispensing drugs to administering cholesterol tests and advice on home health care services.

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07 February 2011

Local AM Voices Concerns over Coastguard Closure

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has voiced concerns over the potential closure of Milford Haven Coastguard Station. Mr Davies responded to a debate on this issue in the Assembly last week on the new proposals which would see 23 jobs lost in Pembrokeshire.

Paul Davies said "I am very concerned about these proposals, under which Milford Haven could potentially lose 23 highly-skilled jobs. Closing the Milford Haven coastguard station could also result in a lack of local knowledge to deal with some of the incidents in Pembrokeshire and west Wales."

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04 February 2011

Local AM Awards Team Pursuit Winners

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is pictured presenting awards to this year’s winners at the Annual Team Pursuit event in Crymych.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has presented the 2011 Team Pursuit event awards in Crymych. The popular annual event, held at Crymych Leisure Centre has now been running for an impressive eighteen years.

Paul Davies said, "I was very privileged to have been asked to award this year's athletes at the Annual Team Pursuit event. Approximately 100 people took part in the race, which was a great turn out. The event was a fantastic way of highlighting the importance of keeping fit and healthy, whilst having fun and bringing the local community together."

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02 February 2011

Labour Can't Even Convince Coalition Partners On School Reform

Commenting on this afternoon's remarks by Plaid Cymru's Education Spokesperson that Labour's coalition partners are only "happy with some elements" of Leighton Andrews' proposals for schools, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

"What chance has the Labour Education Minister got of pushing through his reforms if he can't even convince his coalition partners?

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Labour Can't Distance Itself From Its Education Record

Commenting on the speech from the Education Minister on Labour's future schools policies, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

"People will be forgiven for being a little cynical of a relaunch of Labour's education policies weeks before an election when Labour politicians have been running the education system in Wales for 12 years.

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