Carwyn Jonesâ€™ final statement on the Welsh Governmentâ€™s law-making priorities for the year ahead have been branded â€œunambitious, last-minute scribblings of a tired administrationâ€� by the Welsh Conservatives.
One of the proposals to be brought forward is a ban on wild animals from performing in travelling circuses, something Welsh Conservatives have been calling for in recent years.
Legislation to merge councils is likely to face much contention following fierce opposition from the Welsh Local Government Association over the past few months after being told they will have to merge voluntarily, or have t imposed upon them.
Interim leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Paul Davies AM, said:
â€œAfter nearly 20 years at the helm, the Welsh Labour Government have been proven to be unimaginative and tired.
“The headline bills to be announced today is typical Welsh Labour: tinker at the edges, but do nothing to resolve the fundamental challenges to Welsh society and its economy.
â€œWe have an underperforming health service, a health board in special measures for three years, and an education system that ranks bottom of the UK nations.
â€œIt is time to be more radical with public services – not only to deliver better value for money for taxpayers, but also better outcomes for everyone in all parts of Wales in health, education, and beyond.
â€œIf Welsh Labour canâ€™t provide that, then they should make way for a new party, with fresh ideas and drive to genuinely change Wales for the better â€“ the Welsh Conservatives.â€�