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Jane Hutt, Finance Minister

Jane Hutt, Finance Minister

Wonderful news in today’s Western Mail regarding the Welsh Governments announcement that a feasibility study had been commissioned to examine the possibility of a new £200 million state of the art cancer centre in Cardiff.

As a past trustee  and supporter of cancer charity, Tenovus for over twenty years, as well as a beneficiary of the excellent cancer treatment and care given by the consultants and nurses at UHW and Llandough hospitals, I can fully support the need for such a centre. I do hope that Velindre NHS Trust can expand its wonderful world renowned work within a centre envisioned by Finance Minister, Jane Hutt and her colleagues at Welsh Government.

A major Welsh initiative to be welcomed by all cancer patients, their family and friends, as well as the excellent health professionals, doctors and nurses who perform such an amazing job, often under huge pressure and within limited financial resources.

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We really have had some wonderful news in Cardiff recently.

From our premiership division footballers making a flying start to their season at the top flight to real progress on the adoption of the Cardiff Council’s local development plan for the next 15 years, it does appear that public and private sector are really trying to ensure that our City and Region can grow in this most competitive world marketplace.

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Jane Hutt, Finance Minister, announced a £62 million funding package earlier today.

However, today’s announcement by Jane Hutt, Finance Minister for the Welsh Government who states that £62 million would be allocated to the South Wales Metro scheme over the next 3 years is the icing on the cake. With the Westminster Government backing the electrification of the Western Main Line and the plans to reduce M4 congestion around Newport, I feel at last we are putting together the essential building blocks for the future growth of Cardiff and the Region.

Without excellent transport links both to and within the region no successful inward investment project leaders would consider the area. So with programmes aimed at increasing our skill levels, and a blueprint for the growth of Cardiff, plus an improved transport system together with our innate Welsh hwyl, perhaps we can justifiably look to a really bright future for our capital and citizens.

Lets make sure we all embrace the opportunity presented and not let it drift by!