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ISHERWOOD: AM COMMENDS FINANCIAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES AT NORTH WALES SCHOOLS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:27
 A NORTH  Wales politician spoke in the Assembly yesterday of the good work being  carried out to educate youngsters about finances at two North Wales schools

Speaking in the debate on the Communities and Culture Committee's report ‘Financial Inclusion and the Impact of Financial Education,’ Welsh Conservative, Mark Isherwood, referred to his visit to Bryn Gwalia School in Mold to discuss the School’s Junior Credit Union with the Headteacher, the All Flintshire Credit Union and pupils, and his visit to Ysgol y Berwyn in Bala to discuss the school’s provision of Institute of Financial Services School of Finance qualifications.

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ISHERWOOD: INDEPENDENT COMPLAINTS PROCESS FOR PATIENTS IN WALES THREATENED PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:26
  A NORTH Wales Assembly Member has expressed his concern that the patient’s voice in Wales will be weakened further if proposed changes to the health service complaints process go ahead.Mark Isherwood spoke of his fears as he called for a Welsh Government statement on the proposals regarding independent lay reviewers for health service complaints in Wales.

He stressed that proposals for the health service complaints process in England will ensure patients there have an independent body to turn to and asked for an update on proposals in Wales. The Health Minister had written to Mr Isherwood advising him that the system proposed in Wales was similar to that elsewhere in the UK.

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ISHERWOOD: AM REGRETS REMPLOY JOB LOSSES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:26
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, who in the past has spoken of his support for Wrexham’s Remploy, which provides opportunities for disabled people, is disappointed  that job losses are expected at the factory. 

The Government owned company, which employs 52 people at its Wrexham factory, has suffered with falling orders during the difficult economic climate and bosses announced this week that they will be cutting staff numbers by offering severance packages to workers wanting to take voluntary redundancy.

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ISHERWOOD: DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER DISMISSES STERENGTH OF FEELING IN MID AND EAST NORTH WALES OVER RAIL LINK PROPOSALS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:25
WELSH Conservative Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has condemned Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport, Ieuan Wyn Jones, following his dismissal in the Chamber this afternoon of the strength of feeling in mid and east North Wales regarding £3.5m plans to double the number of fast train services from Holyhead to Cardiff.

Council Leaders in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham have issued a joint statement outlining their concerns regarding the proposals and demanding Welsh Assembly Government chiefs scrap plans for a second north/south express train until they provide a service which includes them.

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ISHERWOOD: SHADOW HOUSING MINISTER SLAMS WELSH GOVERNMENT DRAFT BUDGET FOR FAILING TO ADDRESS HOUSING CRISIS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:21
 The Shadow Housing Minister has this afternoon slammed the Welsh Government for failing to address the housing crisis in its draft budget.

Speaking in the debate on the draft budget, Mark Isherwood, Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales, said that housing is key to economic and social regeneration, but highlighted that for every 10 new affordable homes delivered in Wales by Conservative Government, devolved Labour led Welsh Government has only delivered four.

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