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ISHERWOOD: BUDGET GOOD NEWS FOR NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:47

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has welcomed the benefits to North Wales announced in today’s budget.

 

Mr Isherwood said: “This is a good budget for North Wales. I particularly welcome the increased funding for Deeside Enterprise Zone. To support growth and investment, the Government has agreed to make 100 per cent capital allowances for plant or machinery investment available from 1 April 2012 at designated sites within enterprise areas in Wales. The agreed site is in North Wales at Deeside, North Wales.

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ISHERWOOD: FUNDING FOR WELSH UNIVERSITIES LIMITED BY STUDENT NUMBER CAP PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:46

 

 

 

EDUCATION MINISTER, Leighton Andrews, has been questioned over concerns that the student number cap applied to Universities in Wales also applies to students coming from England, thereby limiting the amount of revenue coming into Wales from the UK nations.

 

North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, told the Minister that the concerns were raised at a recent University’s Annual Open Meeting and asked “why does that cap apply or is their understanding wrong?”

The Minister replied: “What we want to ensure is that, in the provision of higher education places in Welsh universities, there are opportunities for young people from Wales and from other countries to study. What is being operated by HEFCW is being done in a very balanced way.”

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO SUPPORT VITAL DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES IN NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 March 2012 11:45

 

 

THE Welsh Government has been slammed for refusing to support vital services operating in North Wales for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence.

 

Without a small amount of Welsh Government funding, from April the Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) post for Conwy and Denbighshire will be reduced to just 14.8hrs per week, while the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) post for North Wales is being reduced to part-time.

The UK Home Office has provided Hafan Cymru with an annual £10,000 for the Conwy and Denbighshire IDVA and £100,000 over  five years for the North Wales ISVA.

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH LABOUR HOUSING MINISTER ALLAYS FEARS OVER HOUSING STOCK TRANSFER PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:27

 

 

LABOUR Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis, has allayed some of the fears regarding housing stock transfer in his answers to a series of questions put forward by North Wales Assembly Member and Shadow Communities and Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood.  

Questioning the Minister in the Chamber two weeks ago, Mr Isherwood asked the Minister to reassure council house tenants – such as those in Flintshire - balloting on housing stock transfer.

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ISHERWOOD: REABLEMENT REDUCES HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND READMISSIONS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:26

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has highlighted the benefits of reablement in the Assembly Chamber this week.

During Questions to the First Minister Mr Isherwood stressed that Reablement, namely maximising the ability of people to live as independently as possible, can generate significant savings by reducing hospital admissions and readmissions and referred to a recent North Wales visit when he met people who had benefitted from reablement.

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