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14/05/2018

Responding in the Chamber to the Statement by the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM, on the Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS) Report into the care and treatment provided on the Tawel Fan Ward in the Ablett Unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital, which was closed in December 2013 after an i

14/05/2018

The Labour Welsh Government again rejected GP warnings when I challenged them over the GP crisis facing North Wales during First Minister’s Questions. In 2014, the Chair of the North Wales Local Medical Committee called for urgent action to tackle a growing crisis unfolding in General Practice.

07/05/2018

Responding to the Finance Secretary’s Statement on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, I thanked and congratulated him and David Lidington, Minister for the UK Cabinet Office, “for the measured, mature and pragmatic way you've conducted negotiations to secure agreement”, so that returning EU po

23.04.18

I joined Wrexham County Councillors Andrew Atkinson and Russell Gilmartin in Gresford for discussions about the threatened transfer of Alyn Family Doctors’ GP services from  Gresford Health Centre to Llay or Rossett.

02/04/18

It was an honour to deliver the opening address at the launch event, held in North Wales, of ‘Out of Sight’, an anthology of poetry about mental health by members of Disability Arts Cymru, with readings by the poets.

26/03/2018

Responding in the Chamber to the Statement on Local Government, which resurrected Welsh Government plans that could see Flintshire and Wrexham merge, and 22 councils merged to as few as 10, I said that “an alternative model might be the collaborative regional approach developed in North Wales by

12.03.2018

Calling for a Welsh Government Statement on ‘multiparametric’ MRI scans from NHS Wales for suspected prostate cancer patients, I highlighted concern over the postcode lottery which is denying men in North Wales access to the scans which are available free in South Wales and England.

05.03.1028

Responding in the Chamber to the Finance Secretary’s Statement on the 22nd February ‘Joint Ministerial Committee EU Negotiations Meeting’, I noted that David Lidington MP’s speech at Airbus Broughton said that we must protect the UK internal market whilst respecting devolution, and that eight out

26/01/2018

I visited Virgin Trains Talent Academy in Crewe with a brilliant young man with autism from Wrexham for him to provide them with autism awareness training. If service providers are to remove barriers to access for disabled people, it is essential that they see the world through their eyes.

12/02/2018

Responding in the Chamber to the First Minister’s Statement ‘Trade Policy - The Issues for Wales’, I stated that the UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, said that he wanted a free trade deal with the EU, but also the freedom to strike deals with other countries wher