February 2019

21 February 2019

‘Pembrokeshire is the loser again in next phase of fibre roll-out’ says Paul Davies AM

PEMROKESHIRE has been snubbed again by the Welsh Government and Openreach.

Figures released showing the number of households in Wales that will benefit from phase 2 of the Superfast Cymru scheme indicate that only a meagre 375 properties in Pembrokeshire will benefit from the second part of the roll-out.

This means Pembrokeshire is at the bottom of the list again for the number of houses to benefit from Phase 2, at twentieth out of 22 counties.

The disappointing announcement comes against a backdrop of Pembrokeshire being eighteenth out of 22 counties in Wales on a list of houses already benefiting from superfast speeds.

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Underfunded health care inspectorate is being stifled, says Welsh Conservative leader

No lessons have been learned after years of Welsh health care failings, as Paul Davies AM urges the First Minister to give inspectorate more power.

First Minister Mark Drakeford AM was asked today to defend the way the Welsh Government’s health care monitoring body, Health Inspectorate Wales, is run.

The poorly-funded body receives less funding than any other Welsh inspectorate, with a meagre £3.5million backing compared with £13m for Care Inspectorate Wales, and £11.3m for schools inspectorate ESTYN.

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20 February 2019

Paul Davies AM welcomes Cleddau Reach Primary School to the Assembly

Paul is pictured with pupils from Cleddau Reach Primary School.Paul Davies AM is used to being quizzed by politicians in the Welsh Assembly, but last week he met his match in the form of a group of schoolchildren from Preseli Pembrokeshire.

The class of pupils, teachers and helpers travelled to Cardiff, and they were taken on a tour around the Welsh Assembly building before Paul hosted a question and answer session with them.

The Assembly offers a wonderful opportunity for children from across Wales to visit and to see the institution in operation and receive a lesson from a qualified teacher based in the on site learning classroom.

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12 February 2019

‘You have pushed schools to crisis point’: Welsh Conservative Leader backs teachers pleading for better management of education budget

Paul Davies AM confronted the First Minister earlier today as he stood up for the exasperated Association of School and College Leaders, who have been driven to publish an open letter to Minister for Education Kirsty Williams, pleading for a better deal for schools across the country.

The First Minister faced questions from Mr Davies in the chamber about the damning letter, which today described a ‘severe funding crisis’ in Welsh schools. Mr Davies demanded answers on why schools aren’t being equipped with the resources needed to support the next generation of learners.

Schools across Wales have struggled for decades under Labour-led Governments, with the situation reaching a crisis-point in the eyes of education experts.

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06 February 2019

Paul Davies AM meets the Local Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Autistic Society

Paul is pictured with Branch Officers from the Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Autistic Society.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently met the local Pembrokeshire Branch of the National Autistic Society.

Branch Officers from Pembrokeshire travelled to Cardiff last month to listen to the debate on the Autism (Wales) Bill. They were very frustrated and angry that the Bill was defeated by the Welsh Labour Led Government and felt that their representations and concerns were ignored by the ruling party.

Paul Davies stated, ‘I was pleased to meet with the local NAS branch and I took the opportunity to thank them for the brilliant work they do on behalf of people living with autism and their families in Pembrokeshire.

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05 February 2019

‘The people of Wales have waited long enough’: Paul Davies quizzes First Minister for relief road answers

Welsh Conservative leader Paul Davies AM has urged the First Minister to stop ‘dithering’ over the M4 relief road, as the Welsh Labour leader admits he is yet to read inquiry findings.

Mr Davies has shone a light over the Welsh Government’s inability to make a decision over the future of the M4 relief road, despite having access to the findings of a £44million inquiry for months.

His question to the First Minister today (5th February), came in the week after 90 Welsh businesses wrote to Mark Drakeford AM, seeking urgent clarification on the issue of the relief road.

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