Assembly News

COMMUNITIES FIRST PHASE OUT IGNORES NEED TO UNLOCK PEOPLE POWER

Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Communities, Mark Isherwood AM, has expressed concern that a Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children on ‘Resilient Communities – Next Steps’ ignores key report findings that programmes should not be directed top down.

 

AM WELCOMES FALL IN CRIME AND EXTRA POLICE OFFICERS FOR NORTH WALES

Speaking in today’s Assembly Debate on Wales’ Police Settlement for 2017/18, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood welcomed the fall in crime across Wales and England, and the announcement by North Wales Police of the recruitment of seventeen extra Police Officers in the region.

 

SCHOOL GIRLS WITH AUTISM BEING DENIED DIAGNOSIS

Chair of the Cross Party Autism Group, Mark Isherwood AM, has called on the Education Secretary to take action to address the fact that many girls with autism are being denied diagnosis because they cope so well in school, despite them struggling  at home.

 

CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY IN WALES

Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Communities, Mark Isherwood AM, has called for Welsh Government action to address the fact that, after 18 years of devolution Wales still has higher child poverty than Scotland, Northern Ireland and all but two of the nine English regions.,

 

WELSH GOVERNMENT’S  PLANNED FUEL POVERTY SCHEME WILL DENY HELP TO MANY

North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has called on the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs to respond to concerns that a future Welsh Government demand-led fuel poverty scheme could deny help to many households in fuel poverty that are currently eligible for help, and re

CALL TO INCREASE CERVICAL SCREENING COVERAGE IN WALES

With cervical screening in Wales at its lowest for 10 years, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has called on the Welsh Government to make screening more accessible to all women in Wales.