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ISHERWOOD: FLINTSHIRE SCHOOL PLANS MUST RESPECT WELSH MEDIUM EDUCATION PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 July 2011 12:21
 THE importance of immersion in the Welsh language must be respected when planning the future of Welsh medium schools in Flintshire, North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has said.  

Mr Isherwood raised the matter in the Assembly this week when questioning the Minister for Education.

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ISHERWOOD: ‘BIG SOCIETY’ SOLUTION TO RESPITE CARE CUTS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:30
 THE ‘Big Society’ approach could ensure that vulnerable groups are not denied vital support when nine local authorities in Wales go-ahead with planned cuts to respite care budgets, Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has said.

Mr Isherwood called for a Welsh Government statement on respite care following the figures that were obtained and published by the BBC  last week from 21 of the 22 local authorities—excluding Anglesey—which showed that nine of the Welsh local authorities had reduced how much they plan to spend.

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ISHERWOOD: FIRST MINISTER QUESTIONED OVER FUNDING FOR SOCIAL HOUSING GRANTS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:30
  THE FIRST Minister failed to give guarantees over funding for social housing grants when questioned on the matter by Shadow Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood, this week.

Given that the Welsh Government  has been given £12 million, related to the budget in England, under the Barnett consequential, for affordable housing for first-time buyers, Mr Isherwood asked whether that money will be put towards the social housing grant in Wales, which the Welsh Government are cutting by a further 49 per cent.

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ISHERWOOD: WORK OF NORTH WALES “CHAMPION” OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION COMMENDED IN THE ASSEMBLY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:27
 QUESTIONING the First Minister this week over Welsh Government action regarding financial education programmes, Assembly Member Mark Isherwood praised the work of a ‘great champion of financial inclusion and capability’ in North Wales. 

Speaking in the Chamber, Mr Isherwood, thanked Les Cooper, who recently stood down as Leader of the North Wales Financial Capability Forum, a role he had held for several years.

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ISHERWOOD: PROMOTE TOURISM IN NORTH EAST WALES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:26
 AN Assembly Member has spoken in the Chamber this afternoon of the tourism potential in Flintshire and other areas of North East Wales.Speaking in today’s debate on Tourism, Mark Isherwood, Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales, said tourism is worth some £166million per annum to Flintshire - sustaining jobs and supporting the rural economy, small and medium enterprises, and community improvements.

“North East Wales is within the reach of 15.5 million potential visitors, a bigger pot than even Cardiff can call upon. It needs to be marketing far more in the midlands and North West of England,” he said.

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