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    03 February, 2005

    New Health Minister comes out on top!

    I'm glad to see that even our opponents recognise that new Health Minister Brian Gibbons trounced them at his first question session on Wednesday.


    Peter Black said...

    "The leader of Plaid Cymru meeting his match" hardly amounts to a trouncing Leighton nor does it equal an acknowledgement that his arguments were right.

    Perhaps one of the reasons that opposition politicians do not publicly recognise a good performance from Government Ministers more often is that Labour backbenchers tend to overdose on triumphalism and treat the whole thing like a big game.

    David said...

    Perhaps the public would like to see a grown-up presentation of facts and a reasoned argument rather than the trivial and childish waffle, point-scoring and name-calling that often passes for debate at the Assembly.

    But then, given that the Labour administration refused to release figures on MRSA infection in hospitals until obliged to by the Freedom of Information Act 'because of their complexity', I guess you might approve of treating voters like children.

    Leighton Andrews said...

    My understanding is that the decision to publish the information was taken irrespective of the FoI Act. Certainly, I was in favour of it.

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