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13 entries for category Wales

FTA celebrates important Severn first step

Posted on: Wednesday, 7 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

Finally, there is something to cheer for the logistics industry in Wales, with the news that Ieuan Wyn Jones has agreed to set up a study into the effects of the Severn Crossing tolls on the local economy. ...

Now we are sitting comfortably, we can begin

Posted on: Thursday, 15 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Media and campaigns, Wales

After detailed negotiations, careful bargaining and a few favours called in, the House of Commons Select Committees have appointed their members and can start their important job of scrutinising the Government. ...

Meeting the new man at Gwydyr House

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 July 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

Following the successful securing of a Welsh Assembly Government study into the Severn tolls, a delegation of FTA staff and members have held initial discussions with the new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP. ...

FTA Meets German In Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 17 August 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

On Tuesday, FTA sat down with the newest member of the National Assembly for Wales, Liberal Democrat Veronica German AM. Mrs German has recently joined the Assembly, as a regional list member for South Wales East, when her predecessor was elevated to ...

Excellent talks with Labour’s new Shadow Transport Minister

Posted on: Wednesday, 17 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

On Monday we had a good meeting with John Woodcock, the new MP for Barrow and Furness, and Labour’s new Shadow Transport Minister in charge of roads, climate and freight. ...

Welsh Assembly Government Budget - big ideas, little detail

Posted on: Friday, 19 November 2010 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Wales

At the same time that people in Scotland were learning the fate of key projects of interest from the Scottish Government, their counterparts in Wales were discovering the short-term economic future in their own devolved areas, as the Welsh Assembly ...

Talking Fuel Duty In Llanelli

Posted on: Friday, 4 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA’s continuing tour of the country talking about fuel duty issues continued on Friday with a trip to Llanelli in South Wales, and a conversation with local MP Nia Griffith. ...

Putting The Party Into Party Of Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Plaid_Cymru, Wales

FTA would like to express thanks to Plaid Cymru for the kind invitation to attend the party’s annual St David’s Day reception. ...

FTA visits Cairns of old south Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

FTA was in Westminster today to discuss the issue of stowaways on lorries with Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns. Mr Cairns’ constituency plays host to a number of key logistics companies, and one in particular has been discussing with him the lack of ...

Mr Smith Goes To Westminster - And Meets With FTA

Posted on: Friday, 8 April 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Wales, Westminster

Today, FTA met with new Blaenau Gwent MP and Fair Fuel UK supporter Nick Smith to discuss the key logistics issues affecting companies in South Wales, alongside Owens Roads Services, who have a base in Mr Smith’s constituency. ...

FTA Talks To A Parrott

Posted on: Monday, 14 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Liberal Democrat

On Monday FTA met with the Lib Dem AM now in charge of her party’s transport portfolio in Wales, Eluned Parrott AM. Relatively new to the Senedd, and newer still to her wide-ranging portfolio (which includes business and environmental issues), Mrs ...

FTA's Own Welsh Assembly

Posted on: Thursday, 23 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Conservative, Labour, Plaid_Cymru

Yesterday, FTA held another one of its popular engagement days with a series of influential politicians in the National Assembly for Wales. ...

Future Funding For Wales

Posted on: Friday, 1 November 2013 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Road

This post has been written by FTA Head of Policy for Wales, Ian Gallagher Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the Welsh Government has been granted borrowing powers has left many of us who regularly use the road network in South Wales a ...