News
ISHERWOOD: NORTH WALES CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES CALL FOR COHERENT PROCUREMENT STRATEGY PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 July 2012 10:53

 

ASSEMBLY Member Mark Isherwood has highlighted the calls of North Wales construction companies for a less complicated procurement strategy in Wales.

In March the North Wales Construction Group, comprising seven of the larger construction companies in the region, wrote to the Minister for Business stating that  'the general view is that the total absence of a coherent procurement strategy here in North Wales results in costs amounting to millions of pounds annually to both the construction industry and public sector.’

Speaking in the debate on the Enterprise and Business Committee’s Report: Influencing the Modernisation of EU Procurement Policy, Mr Isherwood said the North Wales Construction Group letter states that: ‘Costs to our companies completing pre-qualification exercises have risen on average by 43% over the past four years; this is an economic downturn where we should be operating more efficiently.’

Read more...
 
ISHERWOOD: AM PROMOTES ARMED FORCES 'COMMUNITY COVENANTS' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 July 2012 08:16

 

 

AN ASSEMBLY Member has highlighted the benefits of covenants which cement a bond between the armed forces and communities, such as those sealed on Anglesey and in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Calling for a Welsh Government Statement in respect of  'Community Covenants', North Wales AM, Mark Isherwood, stressed that the signed agreements are a positive way for local communities to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community and to make a real difference to that community, helping to raise awareness of its needs and encouraging activities that allow for integration into local life.

 

Read more...
 
ISHERWOOD: LET US GIVE HOPE TO REMPLOY WORKERS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 July 2012 08:15

 

REMPLOY employees affected by the closure of factories in Wales  must be given hope, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood  has said this week.

 

Responding to Tuesday’s Statement on Remploy by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Isherwood, stressed that unlike the last round of Remploy factory closures, under a UK Labour Government, an £8 million comprehensive package has been provided to support every individual disabled member of staff affected for up to 18 months to help their transition from sheltered to mainstream employment.

 

He also spoke of the fact that the £320 million budget for specialist disability employment services has been fully protected and that an additional £15 million has been added to the Access to Work programme, which, even before that additional funding, had helped 1,500 disabled people in Wales into work.

 

Read more...
 
ISHERWOOD: CALL FOR SCREENING PROGRAMME TO PREVENT RISING INFANT DEATHS AND DISABILITIES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 July 2012 08:15

 

THE number of infant deaths and disabilities from Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection will double in the next three decades if current trends continue, a North Wales politician has warned this week.

 

Mark Isherwood AM would like to see a screening programme introduced in Wales.

 

Speaking in this week’s Business Statement he stressed that in countries where they test for GBS in late pregnancy, the number of infant deaths and disabilities among newborn babies has fallen substantially.

 

Read more...
 
ISHERWOOD: £15m SCHEME TO SUPPORT SEPARATED PARENTS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 July 2012 08:15

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member  Mark Isherwood has called on the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government in its efforts to help separated parents.

 

The UK Government has recently launched a consultation on shared parenting and a £15 million scheme to support separated parents so that they can work together more effectively.

 

Questioning the First Minister in the Chamber, Mr Isherwood asked what dialogue the Welsh Government has had with the Welsh Government regarding these initiatives.

 

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 Next > End >>

Page 178 of 376

Promoted by Mark Isherwood AM at National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA

Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Login

Neither The National Assembly For Wales, nor Mark Isherwood AM are responsible for the content of external links or websites.