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Conservatives debate

The first minister's delivery unit is "more than ineffective" according to Conservative AM Angela Burns.

"If you're struggling to get the unit in order, what hope is there for the government?" she asked whilst leading her party's debate on 5 December 2012.

The South Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthen AM argued that the "government has failed to improve the lives of the people of Wales".

Speaking on behalf of Plaid Cymru, Rhodri Glyn Thomas called on the first minister to publish an annual report outlining the delivery unit's progress in improving public services.

Kristy Williams AM criticised the government's records on health, education and the economy.

She argued that patient waiting times are longer, fewer students gain 5A*-C GCSEs in Wales compared to England and that long-term youth unemployment has risen by 400%, all since the delivery unit was established.

Defending his record, First Minister Carwyn Jones outlined a few of his government's successes.

He noted that mortality rates for stroke and cancer are on the decline, that the Jobs Growth Wales programme has created 4,000 job opportunities and that a new national programme to tackle empty homes has been launched.

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