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Huge profits insulting to millions

Commenting on the news today that Centrica has announced profits of around a £1billion, a day after raising gas prices by a record 35%, Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM said:
 “Centrica bosses need to stop and think long and

Talking shop culture dominates Government agenda

Welsh Conservatives today accused the Assembly Government of “talking to itself on a monumental scale” after revealing details of the more than 260 groups set up to advise ministers. Ninety so-called task and finish groups are currently opera

Post Office closures will devastate communities

Welsh Conservative AM Darren Millar today reacted angrily to proposals to close one in five post offices across North Wales, including 10 in his Clwyd West constituency. Post Office Limited has announced that it intends to close some 66 North Wales post

Farmers penalised by environmental scheme backlog

Hundreds of applications for a scheme paying farmers to protect the environment will not be assessed for up to two years, Welsh Conservatives have learned.
 
Figures obtained by the party reveal that 1,008 applications for the Tir Gofal scheme are

Government exposed over carbon emission reductions

The Welsh Assembly Government’s failure to cut its own carbon emissions are exposed today in damning new evidence obtained by the Welsh Conservatives.
Total carbon emissions from Assembly Government buildings and through business travel rose even b

Government complacency threatens services as energy prices soar

Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM today called on the Labour-Plaid Assembly Government to introduce a strategy to protect frontline public services from soaring energy prices.
On the day energy supplier EDF said it was raising gas and electric

Government undermines itself on plastic bag use

Commenting on today’s report that Assembly Government spending on plastic bags rose from under £800 to almost £6,900 in five years, Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM said:
 “This is a hugely embarrassing revelation

No more delays over Assembly Government Offices

Responding to today’s statement that the planned new Assembly Government offices in Llandudno Junction will not now be ready for occupation until summer 2010, Clwyd West AM Darren Millar said:
 
“The dithering over this project has been

Labour-Plaid wash hands over Post Office closures

Welsh Conservative AM Darren Millar today accused the Labour-Plaid Assembly Government of abdicating responsibility for post office closures. The Clwyd West AM hit out after it emerged that consultation on closures in North Wales will take place over the

Olympic trip costing nearly £15k

Welsh Conservatives can reveal it will cost the tax payer almost £15,000 to send one Assembly Government Official to the Beijing Olympic Games this summer.
Figures obtained by Clwyd West AM Darren Millar show that while no Government Ministers will