New Statistics show Welsh Councils are failing elderly and disabled people

The amount spent by local councils on disabled facility grants has fallen by 10% since 2008 despite growing demand and unacceptable waiting times, according to government figures unearthed by the Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black.

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One fifth of funds earmarked for frontline Credit Union support goes on consultancy

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Social Justice, Peter Black, has questioned the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty as to why one fifth of the monies set aside by the Welsh Government to assist Credit Unions in their work with financially excluded individuals is being spent on administration and consultancy work.

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Ambulance delays outside Swansea and Bridgend hospitals are unacceptable says Assembly Member

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black, has called ambulance delays outside Morriston and Princess of Wales hospitals unacceptable as new figures revealed major problems in the last month of 2013.

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AM calls on public to Support our More Nurses Campaign

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have launched their 'More Nurses' campaign in a bid to make Wales the first country in the UK to establish a legal duty for safe nurse staffing levels.

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Allocating £50m to bail out LHBs sends the wrong message

In response to the publication of the Supplementary Budget Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Finance Spokesperson, has accused the Welsh Labour government of sending a clear message to health boards that it is willing to continue to bail them out. The Welsh government has allocated £50m in "the event that some Local Health Boards are unable to achieve a breakeven position".

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Assembly Member stages debate on how Welsh Councils are failing to help disabled people with housing costs

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black is to hold a debate on Wednesday 12 February 2014 where he will express his concern that many local councils are holding back the money they should be using to support tenants with Welfare Benefit changes and are putting in place unreasonable barriers to special payments to help with rent.

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Lagoon has potential for massive economic boost for Swansea’

Commenting on today's announcement that the planning application for Swansea's lagoon power plant has been submitted, Peter Black, Assembly Member for South Wales West, said:

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Assembly Member asks Minister to act on rebalancing communities with large numbers of Houses in Multiple Occupation

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has asked the Minister for Housing and Regeneration to give local councils the power to better control the spread of houses in multiple occupation in residential areas.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member backs families and relatives call for a public inquiry into hospitals in ABMU health board

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has raised with the First Minister the concerns of families and relatives about the treatment of patients in hospitals within the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area, supporting their call for a public inquiry into the alleged neglect.

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New rules on Council Chief Executive’s pay welcomed

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson, Peter Black has welcomed today's announcement by the Local Government Minister that she will be updating statutory guidance on how local councils must publish decisions on senior officer pay and commencing the provision in the Local Government (Democracy) Wales Act 2013 from April this year, that will give the Remuneration Panel for Wales oversight of pay rises for Chief Executives.

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