March 2012

28 March 2012

Local AM Paul Davies Switches off for WWF Earth Hour

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured at the WWF Earth Hour event in the Senedd.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has publicly backed WWF's Earth Hour for the third year running and is also urging people, schools and businesses in Pembrokeshire to also sign up to the big switch off to show they care about climate change.

By switching off your lights for one hour on Saturday 31st March at 8.30pm, you will join millions of others across the globe in a graphic demonstration to decision makers that you support urgent action on climate change.

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Local AM Supports “Quality care. Everywhere” Prostate Cancer Campaign

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is pleased to publically support The Prostate Cancer Charity's "Quality Care. Everywhere" campaign which has drafted a set of standards that outline the best quality care that all men with prostate cancer need. In Wales, 2,500 men are diagnosed every year and 13,300 men are now living with the disease, meaning that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

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26 March 2012

Local AM Condemns Badger Cull U-Turn

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured with Angela and Helen Winsor at their farm in Moylegrove.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has condemned the Welsh Labour Government's decision to drop its plans to cull badgers as part of an attempt to wipe out bovine TB in cattle. Rural Wales has been waiting since June last year for a decision from the Environment Minister on this policy and have now been told that the Welsh Government will be looking to introduce a vaccination programme instead.

Mr Davies said: "I am extremely disappointed with the statement from the Environment Minister, especially given that he voted in favour of that policy less than a year ago. Once again, the Welsh Government has let down farmers across Pembrokeshire and sadly, they will have to pay the price of this damning decision."

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21 March 2012

Budget For Work And Business ‘Will Support Economy’

Commenting on today's budget announcement, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly Andrew RT Davies AM, said:

"This is a budget that rewards work, backs business and will support the economy, while benefiting tens of thousands of families the length and breadth of Wales.

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08 March 2012

Local AM Quizzes Minister on Renal Unit

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured outside Withybush hospital.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has asked the Health Minister for assurances that the planned renal unit at Withybush hospital will continue to go ahead, despite the Hywel Dda health board's decision to review the costings of their proposal.

Local AM Paul Davies said: "I am pleased that the Minister has provided assurances to local communities on this very important issue. This is a much-needed facility in my constituency, which would improve patient care substantially in Pembrokeshire."

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Strong Criticism On TB Should Prompt Action

Welsh Conservatives have renewed calls for an urgent decision from the Welsh Government on its Bovine TB strategy.

The call follows more strong criticism of the minister's on-going delays, this time including accusations of 'cowardice' from Pembrokeshire famers speaking to BBC Wales.

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01 March 2012

Local AM Attends Motor Neurone Disease Event

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has recently attended the launch of the MND in Wales report by the Motor Neurone Disease Association at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. The event also aimed to give Assembly Members a better understanding of the health and socio-economic impact of MND on patients and their families and raise awareness of the MND across Wales.

"I was delighted to attend the Motor Neurone Disease in Wales event," said Mr Davies.

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