Watch out for payday lender wolves in sheep’s clothing warns AM

The Welsh Liberal Democrat spokesperson on social justice, Peter Black has warned people to beware of payday lenders seeking to pass themselves off as credit unions after Somerset Savings and Loans credit union accused them of doing just that in their own area.

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Drop in affordable housing starts worrying says Assembly Member

New figures released today show that new affordable houses completed by Registered Social Landlord (housing associations) in the last quarter of 2013 was down 16% on the previous year, despite the fact that there are nearly 90,000 households on social housing waiting lists.

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Welsh Government lacks leadership on local government reorganisation

Peter Black AM has accused the Welsh Labour Government of demonstrating a 'complete lack of leadership' with regards to plans for reorganisation of local government in Wales.

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Assembly Member calls for investment in treatment for sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Swansea

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called on ABMU Health Board to invest in better care facilities for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis in Swansea, after meeting sufferers in the Welsh Assembly.

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Call for health minister to account for £18m compensation payments

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called for the health minister to make a statement to the Assembly Plenary accounting for huge sums of money paid to patients and their relatives by ABMU Health Board in compensation for poor care over the last three years

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Assembly Member calls on First Minister take the lead and galvanise UK nations for back-up bid if Qatar lose host status for 2022 World cup

The Welsh Liberal Democrats spokesperson on sport, Peter Black has called on the First Minister to show some leadership and work with other nations within the UK to put together a stop-gap bid to host the 2022 World Cup, if Qatar loses its status as host because of corruption allegations and recent revelations that it may be vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

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Assembly Member demands rethink on Gowerton rents scandal

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has written to Swansea Council's Chief Executive demanding that the authority think again about the huge rent increases they are imposing on leaseholders living on the former Elba works site in Gowerton.

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Local Mental Health provision is failing our young people

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called on the Welsh Government to do more to address the standards of care given to young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Barriers must be broken down

Responding to research released today: 'Barriers faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in accessing domestic abuse, stalking and harassment, and sexual violence services', the Welsh Liberal Democrats Equalities spokesperson, Peter Black has welcomed the recommendations but has expressed concern at the findings.

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We can’t leave struggling families in the lurch again

Welcoming the news that council tax support will continue for another two years, Peter Black AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, said:

"I'm glad that the most vulnerable tenants and homeowners in our society will continue to receive support for the foreseeable future. However, we shouldn't forget that the Welsh Labour Government acted appallingly when the whole council tax benefit fiasco unfolded last year.

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