October 2013

21 October 2013

Hywel Dda ‘winter plans’ condemned

Commenting on Hywel Dda Health Board's 'winter pressures plan' – which reportedly includes the potential for the cancellation of all non-urgent orthopaedic surgery at four general hospitals in mid and west Wales this winter - Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM said:

"This decision has been forced upon the health board by Labour's inability to recruit permanent staff and properly invest in the health service.

"Carwyn Jones's legacy of health budget cuts continues to heap untold pressures on frontline staff and – yet again – it is patients who will suffer.

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18 October 2013

Paul Davies joins the fight against Breast Cancer

Paul is pictured taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day.Paul Davies, AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire is backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day – and he wants the people of Pembrokeshire to join him!

Over the last 10 years wear it pink has raised a staggering £23 million and on Friday 25 October 2013 people will come together in schools, colleges and businesses across Wales to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Campaign's lifesaving research.

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Local AM Leads Debate on Autism in Pembrokeshire

Autism and the need for a timely diagnosis was the topic of a short debate at the National Assembly recently thanks to local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies was selected for a short debate and decided to focus the debate around the delays in diagnosing autism in children, given that some children in Pembrokeshire wait up to seven years for a diagnosis.

Paul Davies said, "I was delighted to use my short debate to highlight that a timely diagnosis is absolutely essential for people with autism. This follows on from the work of the National Autistic Society's Pembrokeshire branch which launched a petition on this issue at the Assembly earlier this year. Sadly for some children in Pembrokeshire, they can start their education at four and be approaching eleven years of age and beginning secondary school before receiving an appropriate diagnosis – and that is unacceptable."

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17 October 2013

Local AM backs the Money for Life Challenge

Paul Davies, AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire is encouraging education and training organisations to back the Lloyds Banking Group's Money for Life Challenge, a national competition for 16–24 year olds in further education, work-based learning, adult community learning or training organisations. The Money for Life Challenge is away for teams to learn vital money management skills, whilst also helping to provide financial education to their communities.

The Challenge is supported by Lloyds Banking Group and seeks to find the most successful and innovative projects that young people can use to improve their money management skills, and those of their friends, families and communities.

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16 October 2013

Local AM Encourages Schools to Take Part in Anti-litter Competition

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is calling on all schools in Pembrokeshire to take part in an anti-litter competition , by creating a radio advert encouraging the local area to responsibly dispose of gum litter. Radio Pembrokeshire has teamed up with The Wrigley Company Limited and Keep Wales Tidy to offer this exciting opportunity, which will see two groups spend time with the Radio Pembrokeshire team and make their own radio advert.

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10 October 2013

Local AM Welcomes Minister’s Response to the A40 in Pembrokeshire

Paul is pictured next to the A40.Dualling the A40 in Pembrokeshire was back on the political agenda at the National Assembly recently thanks to local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies questioned the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart AM to seriously consider the case for dualling the A40. The Minister indicated in her response that she was interested in the prospect of dualling the A40 in Pembrokeshire.

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09 October 2013

Only Welsh Conservatives will protect NHS budget

Commenting on the announcement that Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Liberal Democrats have struck a deal with Labour over the Welsh Government's budget plans, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Finance, said:

"Once again, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats are propping up a tired and lazy Labour government.

"It is sad to see Plaid Cymru and the Lib Dems throwing in the towel at this early stage and endorsing Labour's record-breaking cuts to the Welsh NHS, which has already seen its budget slashed by 8.6% by Labour Ministers since 2010.

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08 October 2013

Carwyn Jones must reverse Labour’s NHS cuts

Speaking ahead of the publication of the Welsh Government's Draft Budget, Paul Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Finance, said:

"Under Labour, the Welsh NHS is facing the deepest cuts of any UK health service, with cuts, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, of 8.6% since 2010.

"Labour in Wales has cut the Welsh NHS by over £800million in real terms over five years and frontline services and waiting lists are getting worse as a result.

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02 October 2013

Paul Davies Supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

L-R: Elaine Lunt, Paul Davies AM, Nicola Wilcox, Jacquie WilkinsonLocal Assembly Member, Paul Davies has taken part in this year's Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning by attending a local coffee morning at Uzmaston Community Hall. In 2012, 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million and it is hoped that this year, the charity can raise even more money to help support people with cancer.

The AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire said: "In Wales more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. I know that a considerable number of constituents have personal experience of cancer, and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need."

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