Speeches

Welsh Conservative Debate: Veterans

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the recent D-Day Commemorations, the upcoming UK Armed Forces Day, and the centenary of the beginning of the First World War;
2. Values the contributions of Welsh servicemen and women and recognises the difficulties they may have upon returning to civilian life;
3. Calls upon the Welsh Government to establish a Veterans’ Card Scheme for Wales to enable:
a) an expansion of the existing concessionary fares scheme to include veterans
b) free entry for veterans to local authority swimming pools
c) free entry for veterans to Cadw sites
d) priority treatment for service related conditions/injuries on the NHS
e) priority delivery of Disabled Facilities Grants for veterans requiring home adaptations.
4. Further calls upon the Welsh Government to explore the potential to erect a Welsh memorial at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire, to remember and honour all the brave men and women from Wales who fought and lost their lives in service of the nation.

Question to the First Minister

4. Will the First Minister make a statement on Welsh Government action to tackle age discrimination in Wales?

Welsh Conservatives Debate: The Digital Economy

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises the importance of the digital economy, and the development of infrastructure to support it.
2. Regrets that there are still areas of Wales which experience poor or no broadband or 3G coverage and the adverse impact this has upon businesses and individuals.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to detail how the £12m additional funding from the UK Government for Superfast Cymru will be allocated.

Welsh Conservatives Debate: Regeneration

Calls on the Welsh Government to ensure that there is a joined-up approach to regeneration between local authorities, business improvement districts and development projects.

Council Proceedings

6. Will the Minister make a statement on the progress of the live streaming/webcasting initiative of council proceedings in Wales? OAQ(4)0419(LG)

The Council Tax System

Aled Roberts; Does the Welsh Government have any intention to revise the council tax system in Wales? OAQ(4)0423(LG)