Llyr Gruffydd calls for action to safeguard Wales’s reputation as a top destination for international students and academics.
Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education, Llyr Gruffydd, has called for immediate measures to bolster the recruitment of international students and academics by Welsh universities.
The call follows the publication of UCAS’s first statistical release on the 2017 undergraduate cycle, which reveal a big drop in the number of overseas applicants to Welsh universities by the early October deadline.Read more
Plaid Cymru calls for release of any Welsh Orgreave in formation
Voters in the Valleys should be under no illusions about the nature of UKIP, according to Plaid Cymru.
UKIP Assembly Member Gareth Bennett, elected to represent the South Wales Central region, spoke against calls in the National Assembly for an inquiry into the behaviour of the UK state during the ‘battle of Orgreave’ in 1984.Read more
Everyone in Wales will benefit from Plaid Cymru’s £119 million budget deal with the Welsh Government Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance and Economy Adam Price has said.Read more
Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams has today come under fire from Plaid Cymru's Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education, Llyr Gruffydd AM for voting with the Labour Welsh Government against the Autism Bill in the Assembly last night.Read more
Rhun ap Iorwerth outlines action for improving services
More talking therapies and extra funding for child and adolescent mental health services are needed if we are to give people with mental health problems the support they need, Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Rhun ap Iorwerth has said.Read more
Plaid calls on government to set a good example
The Welsh Government failed to employ a single apprentice last year, despite a manifesto pledge calling for 100,000 apprenticeships in Wales.Read more
Plaid Cymru resists centralisation of key surgery
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has challenged the First Minister on his government’s proposals to remove vascular surgery from Ysbyty Gwynedd. Leanne Wood said that the service at Ysbyty Gwynedd was recognised as one of the best in the world, and warned of the knock-on effects of removing the service from Ysbyty Gwynedd and forcing patients to travel to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd for treatment.Read more
Plaid Cymru secures review of the unfair patient funding request system
Plaid Cymru has secured a review of the unfair system of Individual Patient Funding Requests. The party’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Rhun ap Iorwerth welcomed the announcement of the review panel members, and in particular welcomed the inclusion of Irfon Williams, founder of the Hawl i Fyw campaign, which will ensure that the patient voice is represented.Read more
Need to incentivise students to return to Wales after graduation also recognised
The Diamond Review’s recommendations should be accepted by the Welsh Government as a solid basis on which to develop skills and grow the Welsh economy, Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Education Minister Llyr Gruffydd has said.Read more
The First Minister has agreed to act on improving waiting times within child and adolescent mental health services, following pressure from Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Wood.
She told him during First Minister’s Questions in the Senedd that his government had to get to grips with the “crisis” in mental health support for young people.
As the Official Opposition in the Assembly, Plaid Cymru will now hold the Labour government to account on this promise.Read more