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Coastal path project making slow progress

Less than four kilometres of new pathway was created for the all Wales Coastal Path last year, figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal today The 2.44 miles of new access was revealed following a series of requests for information from Shadow E

Taxpayers foot the bill for compensation claims

Councils have spent at least £13mn of taxpayers’ money settling damages claims from falls on pavements, Welsh Conservatives revealed today.
 
Requests for information from Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar reveal that 12 council

Phone boxes vital for vulnerable children

Welsh Conservatives are calling on BT to consider the vital role played by phone boxes when children try and contact ChildLine. The company announced it was planning on closing a quarter of phone boxes in Wales last month.   Figures obtained by th

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

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

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 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 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 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