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AM MEETS UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY TO DISCUSS NORTH WALES RAIL IMPROVEMENTS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:45

 

North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood AM has met with the UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP to support proposals for better North Wales rail connectivity.

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At the meeting Mr Isherwood also discussed the business case for North Wales rail electrification and welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of £10.4 million for the Halton Curve rail line to improve links between North Wales and Liverpool, Cheshire and Warrington.

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WELSH LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER IN VACUUM OVER PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:45

North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has accused the Welsh Government of being in a vacuum as it pushes ahead with its plans for Public Service reform.

Speaking in the Assembly Chamber, Mr Isherwood questioned Local Government Minister, Lesley Griffiths AM, over the details of public service collaboration in North Wales and of co-production of public services.

He said: "When I asked you last week what would happen if local authoritie

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WELSH GOVERNMENT URGED TO ENGAGE WITH WREXHAM REMPLOY ? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:44

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has called on the Welsh Government to engage positively with the programmes being delivered in North Wales by Wrexham Remploy, supporting disabled individuals towards work.

 

Mr Isherwood, who recently met Remploy’s Chief Executive, Beth Carruthers, to discuss Remploy’s work in Wales, raised the matter when responding to the Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty’s Statement on the Welsh Government’s ‘Tackling Poverty Action Plan’.

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SAVINGS FROM COUNCIL MERGERS WOULD TAKE YEARS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:41

 

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NORTH Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has warned the Welsh Government that if it is to go ahead with its planned council mergers it will take years before any savings are made.

 

Speaking in the Assembly Chamber this week, Mr Isherwood said Ministers should take note of the lessons learnt from the planned police mergers, which were suspended after it was revealed they would have generated massive deficits by 2012 of up to £120 million in Wales alone.

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FINANCE MINISTER QUESTIONED OVER PAYMENTS FOR SOCIAL CARE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:26

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has asked the Finance Minister what discussions she has had with the UK Treasury regarding payment for social care.

At present, people with assets of more than £23,250 pay for care in England and Wales, which can force older people to sell their homes to fund their care needs. The UK Government announced in February that it would increase the means-tested threshold to £123,000 for people in England and cap the amount people spend on care during their lifetimes to £75,000, but the Welsh Government is yet to announce its proposals for people in Wales.

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