Welsh Labour Government dragging their heels on new funds for regeneration

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Finance Spokesperson, Peter Black has asked the Minister for Finance to consider allowing local authorities to replicate measures in England that enables councils to access additional capital funds for regeneration projects.

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Peter Black AM responds to Williams Commission report

Responding to the Williams Commission's report, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Local Government, said:

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Welsh Government should not rush into local government reorganisation

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Local Government Spokesperson, Peter Black has called on the Welsh Government to take its time over any reorganisation of local councils so as to ensure that they get it right.

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New Report shows Welsh Councils are failing to help disabled people with housing costs

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black has expressed his concern that many local councils are holding back the money they should be using to support tenants through the Welfare Benefit changes and are putting in place unreasonable barriers to special payments to help with rent.

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New statistics underline need for action on empty homes across Wales

New figures out today show that there are 19,764 empty and unfurnished homes across Wales which are currently exempt from council tax. In addition there are a further 5,604 dwellings which are exempt as a result of being vacant on the death of the occupant or owner.

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Assembly Member urges Health Minister to consider relatives’ needs as part of ABMU Mental Health review

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has asked the Minister for Health to consider the needs of patients' relatives, as part of the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board consultion over Adult Mental Health Acute Assessment facilities.

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Assembly Member welcomes Labour Government u-turn

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed the news that the Minister for Culture and Sport has abandoned plans to merge the heritage body, CADW with the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

There was extensive consultation on the merger but the feedback was inconclusive therefore the Labour Government have decided to maintain the status quo.

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Assembly Member welcomes deal to secure the future of elite swimming in Swansea

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed a deal that could secure the future of elite swimming at Swansea's National Pool.

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Peter Black AM welcomes £2.5m boost for Swansea University

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed the Coalition Government's announcement today that Swansea University will receive £2.5 million to create 40 new research posts.

The funding means that Swansea can establish a centre called COATED2. This centre will train researchers on how to develop functional coatings for products,such as steel and glass.

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Council must offer some certainty to St. John’s House residents

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has called on Swansea Council to reassure residents living in St. John's House, Manselton about their future ahead of Christmas.

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