Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has welcomed the recent consultation on compulsory microchipping of all dogs, Wales will be making regulations to ensure that all dogs are microchipped by March 2015, creating a proper link between a dog and its owner and helping to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Men aged 65 in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and through-out Wales will be invited to take part in a new screening programme launched today (May 1, 2013) by Public Health Wales.
The Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme will offer men a quick, painless, one-off test to check for a condition that can be life-threatening if left undetected.
Copy of the speech delivered to the Conservative Conference in Swansea on Saturday 27th April 2013 by Angela Burns AM.
Why be a Welsh Conservative?
There are a great many positive and compelling reasons but for me the overriding reason is a philosophical one.
I believe in people.
Afghanistan may not be in the news so much nowadays but our servicemen and women are still out there doing their duty and the woundings and the deaths still go on. The military wards in Queen Elizabeth hospital are still full of our wounded. Families are still being devastated by their losses and soldiers are still having to face lives altered forever by their conditions. Please don’t let us forget them or any our veterans from previous conflicts.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns will be supporting Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s campaign to reduce flooding and pollution which starts on April 15th. The consequences of flooding we have witnessed in our local towns and villages can be devastating and the frequency of these occurrences seems to be increasing.
Carmarthenshire Assembly member Angela Burns has chased the Welsh Government for an update on plans to help protect justified whistle-blowers. During the business statement Mrs Burns reminded the Business Minister of the commitment she made. Mrs Burns said “Minister, just over a year ago, I held a short debate on the need to better protect whistle blowers in Wales. You were the Minister who responded to that debate.
The extreme floods experienced by residents of Llanddowror continue to blight lives as insurance companies start to turn their backs on people. This has always been a major concern for South Pembrokeshire Assembly member Angela Burns who raised the issue with the First Minister during question time.
In a wide ranging debate tabled by the Welsh Conservatives on Health Board reconfiguration proposals for West and North Wales, Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns raised serious concerns over the way responses to Hywel Dda’s proposals have been considered. The Health Board via their appointed agency sent out 5,000 targeted or closed questionnaires which received a total of 697 responses and a further 4,500 additional open questionnaires and detailed submissions were also received from the public in response to urgings by the LHB to engage and make their views known.
Pembrokeshire Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns have written to Hywel Dda Community Health Council, urging them to oppose the local health board’s reconfiguration plans. They have called on the Community Health Council to refer the matter to the Health Minister, Lesley Griffiths AM, following the overwhelming opposition to the health board’s plans from the people of Pembrokeshire.
Commenting on the Welsh Government’s response to the Review of Qualifications for 14 to 19 year olds, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:
“The primary objective of devolution is to develop Wales-specific solutions to Welsh problems.