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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF PLACING TOO MUCH EMPHASIS ON WIND ENERGY PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:11
 A NORTH Wales Assembly Member has criticised the Welsh Government's approach to renewable energy, claiming it places too much emphasis on wind energy.Speaking in this week's Welsh Conservative Assembly debate on the subject, Mark Isherwood, stressed that renewable energy is essential because of increasing levels of fuel poverty and the increasing threat to energy security - and expressed concern that the Welsh Government has failed to meet its renewable energy target.

He said: "The UK must end its reliance on foreign energy imports, and Wales, with an abundance of natural resources, is well placed to become a renewable energy hub.

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT TO BLAME FOR WALES’S DRAMATIC EDUCATIONAL DECLINE PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:07
 THE Welsh Government’s  “overly centralised and bureaucratic management of schools is letting down a generation of pupils, parents and teachers”, claimed a North Wales Assembly Member yesterday.

Speaking in an Assembly debate on the Programme for International Student Assessment Results, Welsh Conservative, Mark Isherwood , stressed that  in 2006, Wales had an average score in science and a below average score in mathematics and reading, but that the latest tests show Wales is now below average on all three measures and has scored worse than before in every category.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CHALLENGES FIRST MINISTER AFTER WALES BOTTOM AGAIN IN LATEST WEALTH FIGURES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:06
AN Assembly Member challenged the First Minister this week over official figures released in December which show that despite the billions of pounds of European funding received by Wales, it still has the lowest level of economic activity and wealth creation of all UK devolved nations and English regions.Welsh Conservative Mark Isherwood, AM for North Wales spoke in the Assembly Chamber of the low Gross Value Added (GVA) figures (released by the Office for National Statistics) in the region he represents and asked Carwyn Jones whether he welcomes the possibility that Wales might qualify for a third round of the highest level of European funding, when this was the consequence of the fact that Wales still has the lowest level of economic activity and wealth creation of all UK devolved nations and English regions.

The figures show that Wales has the lowest GVA per head of all the devolved countries and English regions. It has been th

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ISHERWOOD: AM BACKS NEW CAMPAIGN URGING PEOPLE TO MAKE KEEPING WALES TIDY THEIR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 January 2011 13:05
  WELSH Conservative AM for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, is supporting the latest Keep Wales Tidy campaign which was launched on Friday. ‘I Will for Wales’ is making a plea to the people of Wales to look after the environment and keep their local area clean and tidy in 2011.

“I am very pleased to give my support to this campaign,” said Mr Isherwood. “It is encouraging individuals and organisations, to make small lifestyle changes that collectively will have a huge impact on the environment and people’s pockets; small changes that will dramatically improve the areas where we work, live and for visitors.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CONCERNED BY BELOW ALL-WALES TARGET AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES IN THREE NORTH WALES AUTHORITIES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 January 2011 10:44
  WHILE praising the fact that new figures show Denbighshire to be the top performing county when it comes to ambulance response times, an Assembly Member is concerned that in three North Wales counties the all-Wales target was not met.

Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, was disappointed to hear that although the Local Health Board 60% target for ambulances responding to life-threatening calls within eight minutes in November 2010  was met across most of North Wales, the Welsh Government has not met the 65%  all-Wales target in Flintshire, Gwynedd and Anglesey

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