September 2018

18 September 2018

Paul Davies Challenges First Minister Over Sargeant Inquiry

In his inaugural First Minister’s Questions as Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, sought answers from Carwyn Jones on why he vetoed recent changes recommended by Paul Bowen for the QC inquiry into the events surrounding Carl Sargeant’s death.

Following non-answers from Mr Jones, Mr Davies, the new Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly for Wales, gave the First Minister an opportunity to explain which proposals he did not agree with and why he rejected them.

The out-going First Minister denied vetoing any proposals despite saying in his official statement that “agreed to the majority of Mr Bowen’s requests”, the implication being he was unhappy with some.

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Welsh Conservatives Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle

The new Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, has reshuffled the Shadow Cabinet in the National Assembly for Wales today, calling the changes “the first move in positioning the Welsh Conservatives as the next government of Wales”.

The details are as follows:

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07 September 2018

Welsh Conservatives React to National Procurement’s Service Scrapping

Welsh Conservatives have called the Welsh Labour Government’s approach to public procurement in Wales “shambolic” as it decides to end the body in its “current form”.

Welsh Labour leadership contender and Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM made the announcement five years after the organisation’s creation having failed in its goal to save the Welsh public sector cash by handling contracts worth £1bn a year.

Commenting, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Paul Davies AM, said:

“The decision by the Welsh Government to scrap their own National Procurement Service (NPS) highlights Welsh Labour’s shambolic approach to public procurement in Wales.

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