Mark Drakeford

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Mark Drakeford warned : "We will make them mandatory in other places if coronavirus starts to spread in Wales again" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Now if people don't behave in a sensible way, we'll all end up in trouble so that's my message always is people in Wales put an enormous effort into keeping us safe and we've got to keep that going" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not something we've been attracted to in Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not something we've been attracted to in Wales. " External link

icWales Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Now if people don't behave in a sensible way, we'll all end up in trouble so that's my message always is people in Wales put an enormous effort into keeping us safe and we've got to keep that going" External link

icWales Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As more and more premises are allowed to open, specific rules that apply to those premises, and to all workplaces, are particularly important because they are designed to keep us safe. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, August 10, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning – these children have been deprived of their learning for months” External link

standard Monday, August 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning - these children have been deprived of their learning for months" External link

independent-UK Monday, August 10, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As more and more premises are allowed to open, specific rules that apply to those premises, and to all workplaces, are particularly important because they are designed to keep us safe. " External link

icWales Monday, August 10, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning – these children have been deprived of their learning for months” External link

standard Monday, August 10, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

icWales Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "It is thanks to the hard efforts of everyone in Wales that we have been able to control the spread of coronavirus and relax the restrictions. We can only continue to do this if everyone carries on this hard work. " External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. "Local authorities are being given enhanced powers to intervene, and to respond more effectively to complaints including those reported to the Wales TUC and its affiliated unions" External link

bbc Friday, August 7, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "the rules we have in place are not optional. They are there to protect us all" External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to take a step-by-step approach to easing the lockdown, closely monitoring the impact of each change we make. As more parts of our society and economy reopen, it is vital we all keep in mind our personal responsibility to do the right thing and make sure we continue to protect ourselves and others from the virus. " External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. "Local authorities are being given enhanced powers to intervene, and to respond more effectively to complaints including those reported to the Wales TUC and its affiliated unions" External link

bbc Friday, August 7, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to take a step-by-step approach to easing the lockdown, closely monitoring the impact of each change we make. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, August 7, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won’t hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, August 7, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned there that easing the lockdown may already have reached its limits," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "While the considerable majority of individuals and businesses are working hard keep us all safe, that is not true of all. Individuals who act as though the crisis was over run the direct risk of creating harm to others," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I don't want to use the word worried. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do understand why people would be concerned because our border is so permeable - people are travelling in both directions all the time. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have only been able to lift the restrictions because of everything you have done to reduce the spread of coronavirus - you have stayed at home, you have stayed local, and you have kept Wales safe. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The summer weeks are going through our fingers" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our approach throughout coronavirus has been to plan first and announce second" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have only been able to lift the restrictions because of everything you have done to reduce the spread of coronavirus - you have stayed at home, you have stayed local, and you have kept Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The summer weeks are going through our fingers" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our approach throughout coronavirus has been to plan first and announce second" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to be willing, where the facts to justify it, to think about local lockdowns where there are flare ups with considerable community transmission" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I don't want to use the word worried. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do understand why people would be concerned because our border is so permeable - people are travelling in both directions all the time. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, you’re bound to worry aren’t you, because the reason people are shielding is because they’ve got vulnerabilities in their health and of course you’re bound to feel anxious for them which is why we made the decision early on to try and reduce the risk in the way that we have. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, you’re bound to worry aren’t you, because the reason people are shielding is because they’ve got vulnerabilities in their health and of course you’re bound to feel anxious for them which is why we made the decision early on to try and reduce the risk in the way that we have. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

icWales Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "We said a couple of weeks ago that, provided everything went according to plan, we would be able to reopen indoor hospitality - cafes, restaurants, bars and so on, on 3 August," External link

bbc Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "I understand, for lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "I understand, for lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," External link

icWales Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," "We are very keen to be able to allow that sector to reopen" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a major package," External link

bbc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Indoor gyms are a different matter [compared to outdoor gyms]. " External link

icWales Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I had no idea what was going on or what to expect. I was feeling poorly but wasn't really bad at all. The journey to London took about four hours and I got admitted just before midnight," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford maintained : "any exercise should start and end at home and not involve going a significant distance from home" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can choose a path in which we regain our freedoms gradually, carefully and safely, using the headroom we have made together - but never taking steps which would knowingly undermine everything we have achieved," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I had no idea what was going on or what to expect. I was feeling poorly but wasn't really bad at all. The journey to London took about four hours and I got admitted just before midnight," External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford maintained : "any exercise should start and end at home and not involve going a significant distance from home" External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can choose a path in which we regain our freedoms gradually, carefully and safely, using the headroom we have made together - but never taking steps which would knowingly undermine everything we have achieved," External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

heart Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

skynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A tiny proportion of people tested in Wales are turning out to have coronavirus. "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. "With rates of the virus in Wales continuing to fall, we are able to carry on with our gradual, step-by-step lifting of the restrictions" External link

bbc Monday, July 20, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There is room to do more testing where that is required. We remain in conversations with the BMA and others about making the best possible use of that testing. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. " External link

icWales Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Welsh Labour ) : "My plan hasn't changed from when I said it originally. "My plan is, if I'm able to do it, I will lead the Labour Party in Wales into May's election next year. "If we're successful I will form a government, I will serve as head of that government well in to the next Senedd term and then my plan will be to hand it on to somebody else in advance of an election. "It will be time for somebody else to do this difficult and demanding job. As well as a job, it is a privilege to have had the opportunity to fill" External link

bbc Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, that's what they would have done with Rhodri Morgan who stood in 2007 and then passed it on to Carwyn during that term. "It's what they would have done with Carwyn in 2016 who led us in to that election and then passed it on to me. "So, this is the normal pattern of things here in Wales" External link

bbc Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The advice of the Welsh Government is that if places are crowded then face coverings are advisory. Where places are not crowded it is a matter for the individual citizen to make that decision” External link

icWales Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not the stadium itself or the organisation inside the stadium that may be the issue," External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not the stadium itself or the organisation inside the stadium that may be the issue," External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, July 17, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, July 17, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

msn-uk Friday, July 17, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

yorkpress Friday, July 17, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our advice is that you should stay at home and work at home if you are able to do so. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We were worried, genuinely worried, that supermarkets might have run out of food, that the NHS might have been overwhelmed” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "If the pilots demonstrate that it's safe to bring people back as spectators in stadiums it is something we will look at very carefully," External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 17, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We were worried, genuinely worried, that supermarkets might have run out of food, that the NHS might have been overwhelmed” External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our advice is that you should stay at home and work at home if you are able to do so. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A tiny proportion of people tested in Wales are turning out to have coronavirus" External link

bbc Friday, July 17, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus. It is thanks to the efforts we have made together that we are able to lift the restrictions and re-open more parts of our society and economy. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The advice of the Welsh Government is that if places are crowded then face coverings are advisory. Where places are not crowded it is a matter for the individual citizen to make that decision" External link

bbc Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A couple of weeks to get those things right and get them in place and to do that with the operators is not, I think, unreasonable," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 13, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "not sustainable in the long term" "Our decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport is a combination of the fact that we know as the economy gets back into operation more people will need to use public transport to go to work and for other purposes, and when more people need to use confined spaces then additional protections need to be introduced in order to overcome the fact that two-metre social distancing will not always be possible," External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two-metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling. This includes taxis" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “Public transport moves across our porous border with England. There, the use of face coverings is mandatory on public transport,” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “At this point in time when the prevalence of coronavirus is low, we are not mandating the use of face coverings in other public places,” “But many people of course choose to wear them and there is nothing to stop that happening in Wales. Our advice may change if cases of coronavirus begin to increase again” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "not sustainable in the long term" "Our decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport is a combination of the fact that we know as the economy gets back into operation more people will need to use public transport to go to work and for other purposes, and when more people need to use confined spaces then additional protections need to be introduced in order to overcome the fact that two-metre social distancing will not always be possible," External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “Public transport moves across our porous border with England. There, the use of face coverings is mandatory on public transport,” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two-metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling. This includes taxis" External link

icWales Monday, July 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis. " External link

icWales Monday, July 13, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “If you are minister for the union [the title Johnson used when he became prime minister], speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

guardian Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “If you are minister for the union [the title Johnson used when he became prime minister], speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “provided the re-opening of outdoor hospitality goes well and the state of the virus allows, indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants will resume from August 3” External link

icWales Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “provided the re-opening of outdoor hospitality goes well and the state of the virus allows, indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants will resume from August 3” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I spend my time with other people, so I'm quite a danger to people who oughtn't to be doing that," External link

bbc Friday, July 10, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I think there is evidence in other parts of the world that indoor gyms are places where the virus can flare up” External link

guardian Friday, July 10, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The threat from coronavirus has not gone away and only by all of us acting responsibly will we be able to keep Wales safe. This means maintaining social distancing, thinking carefully about where we go and why” External link

guardian Friday, July 10, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 10, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 10, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I’ve made my decision and it is an entirely devolved decision. The Prime Minister has no say in the M4 Relief Road whatsoever. It is not the way the system works”. For news tailored to your local area, powered by If forced upon the Welsh Government he said: “Then you’re talking about very big changes indeed and a prime minister that would launch an assault on devolution... the way devolution works is the money comes to the Welsh Government and it is then for the National Assembly of Wales to decide how the money is spent, not for a Prime Minister in London”. Mr Hart later acknowledged it was a devolved matter, but the Treasury stood ready to support the project with a specific borrowing facility. He said: " External link

bristolpost Friday, July 10, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to open outdoors for the first time since lockdown, marking a major step forward for our hospitality industry" External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Campsites can open from July 25 if we make a success of the reopening of self contained accommodation which will begin as of tomorrow. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, July 10, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus. It is thanks to the efforts we have made together that we are able to lift the restrictions and re-open more parts of our society and economy. " External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are harmonizing this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. ” External link

mercopress Friday, July 10, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are harmonising this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are harmonising this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We do check on people for public health purposes. That is why we contact by letter, email or phone call" External link

icWales Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Lives Matter ) : "The Black Lives Matter movement has brought to the fore a number of important issues we need to address as a country. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If you are minister for the union, speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If you are minister for the union, speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "I do not want to offer anyone false hope, or the false security of far off dates in the future which may be snatched away at the last moment by a virus which could suddenly change course as we have seen it do elsewhere in the world. " External link

icWales Monday, July 6, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. " External link

icWales Monday, July 6, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots" External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 6, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. " External link

heart Monday, July 6, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. © Getty Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned against 'selfish behaviour' " External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. © Getty Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned against 'selfish behaviour' " External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. Ogmore-by-Sea, where there were violent clashes last month. “People throughout Wales have done so much over the last few months to follow the rules and help reduce the spread of coronavirus - I thank them for their patience and understanding. I ask them to continue in this spirit. “Unfortunately, over the recent weeks we’ve seen the results of people not treating parts of Wales with respect, with crowds leaving piles of litter in their wake. This selfish behaviour is a blight on our beauty spots and puts people at risk" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "often accepting a greater degree of risk" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

thenews-pk Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve. " External link

independent-UK Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve,” External link

thesun Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve,” External link

thesun Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” External link

standard Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

msn-uk Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

yorkpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

thecourier Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I'm afraid gyms are not in the current list of places that can re-open and are not likely to be for a while yet," "Right across the world, gyms are emerging as a source of coronavirus infection" External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 3, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Dealing with the UK government over the last few days has been an utterly shambolic experience. If ever there was an example of making an announcement first and then trying to work out what you meant by it, that is what we have seen since this announcement was first trailed. " External link

haberler-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "This will allow many friends and close families to be reunited once again," External link

msn-uk Friday, July 3, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are entering the closing stages of our considerations of measures we might be able to lift as part of this three-week review. This time next week I'll be here making public the conclusions of that. " External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 3, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 3, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I have said from the outset on this business of border quarantine that these are essentially matters for the UK Government" External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "This will allow many friends and close families to be reunited once again," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’ve seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales,” External link

thejournal Friday, July 3, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’ve seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales,” External link

standard Friday, July 3, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There is no hold up at all as far as this devolved country is concerned," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "At the margins of a huge effort like this, there will be some things that don't happen in the way that the vast majority of things will happen" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have a form of local lockdown in Anglesey and Wrexham" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a factor of course. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know people are missing seeing their families. We have some headroom to make a further change to the rules next week and we will introduce this new concept, which will enable people living in two separate households to form one extended household – they may be part of the same family or they may be close friends. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about who needs support – some households may need more help than others; they may have greater needs" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about the consequences – if anyone in the extended household becomes ill, everyone will have to isolate for 14 days. For some people this will have a greater impact than for others, and needs to be thought about carefully" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "At the margins of a huge effort like this, there will be some things that don't happen in the way that the vast majority of things will happen" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have a form of local lockdown in Anglesey and Wrexham" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a factor of course. " External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about who needs support – some households may need more help than others; they may have greater needs" External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about the consequences – if anyone in the extended household becomes ill, everyone will have to isolate for 14 days. For some people this will have a greater impact than for others, and needs to be thought about carefully" External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts everyone has made over the last few months, we have seen the number of new cases of coronavirus decline – but it has not gone away. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know people are missing seeing their families. We have some headroom to make a further change to the rules next week and we will introduce this new concept, which will enable people living in two separate households to form one extended household – they may be part of the same family or they may be close friends. " External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The more we are able to automate the system, the more checks can be put in to try to make sure that mobile numbers are not wrongly transcribed as they're passed through the system, and that is why we are moving very rapidly to the full electronic system here in Wales. "There are examples; they are exceptions rather than the rule, but you can see how easily it is done," External link

bbc Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

icWales Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I dont see us been able to open mass gatherings. I don't think we will be in a position to allow people to come together in very large numbers in conditions hat promote the transmission of the virus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I dont see us been able to open mass gatherings. I don't think we will be in a position to allow people to come together in very large numbers in conditions hat promote the transmission of the virus. " External link

icWales Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There's a huge amount of sport that is now possible in Wales in the outdoors. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Read More ) : "The latest information I have is that there are 204 confirmed cases at the 2 Sisters plant at Llangefni. This plant remains closed. More than 500 people have been tested to date. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Read More ) : "The latest information I have is that there are 204 confirmed cases at the 2 Sisters plant at Llangefni. This plant remains closed. More than 500 people have been tested to date. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There's a huge amount of sport that is now possible in Wales in the outdoors. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The package goes above and beyond that available elsewhere in the UK and helps ensure viable businesses will continue operating after coronavirus," External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "These outbreaks are a sobering reminder that coronavirus has not gone away. It is still here with us in Wales," External link

themirror Friday, June 26, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, June 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are urging the UK Government and the HMRC to make an exception in these truly exceptional circumstances” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are urging the UK Government and the HMRC to make an exception in these truly exceptional circumstances” External link

icWales Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “Our approach will be proportionate, it will draw on the evidence, it will draw on local intelligence and information,” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "none of us know how this disease will progress as we move through the summer and into autumn" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have always, right through this process of coronavirus, had more tests available than we have used. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It was always the case that the fourth week moved into non contractual territory" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Education Minister set out the position of the Welsh Government that where it is possible to do so, we believe it is in the interest of children in Wales for schools to open for four weeks..." External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Education Minister set out the position of the Welsh Government that where it is possible to do so, we believe it is in the interest of children in Wales for schools to open for four weeks..." External link

icWales Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have always, right through this process of coronavirus, had more tests available than we have used. " External link

icWales Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : "Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis" External link

msn-fr Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : "Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis" External link

tv5 Friday, May 8, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : «Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis» External link

la-croix Friday, May 8, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

uol Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT



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minister8.63%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
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advisor0.17%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
secretary for finance0.68%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
finance minister2.88%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
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finance and local government secretary1.02%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
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local government minister0.68%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
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secretary for local government0.17%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
member0.17%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
former health minister0.68%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
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labour cabinet minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
new local government secretary0.17%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
new cabinet secretary0.17%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
ministre1.52%FR04/02/201402/04/2014
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Mark Drakeford warned : "We will make them mandatory in other places if coronavirus starts to spread in Wales again" External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Now if people don't behave in a sensible way, we'll all end up in trouble so that's my message always is people in Wales put an enormous effort into keeping us safe and we've got to keep that going" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not something we've been attracted to in Wales. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not something we've been attracted to in Wales. " External link

icWales Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Now if people don't behave in a sensible way, we'll all end up in trouble so that's my message always is people in Wales put an enormous effort into keeping us safe and we've got to keep that going" External link

icWales Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As more and more premises are allowed to open, specific rules that apply to those premises, and to all workplaces, are particularly important because they are designed to keep us safe. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, August 10, 2020 3:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning – these children have been deprived of their learning for months” External link

standard Monday, August 10, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning - these children have been deprived of their learning for months" External link

independent-UK Monday, August 10, 2020 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As more and more premises are allowed to open, specific rules that apply to those premises, and to all workplaces, are particularly important because they are designed to keep us safe. " External link

icWales Monday, August 10, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “There are a series of options that we could draw on if we needed to. Our top plan is to get every child back in school in September so that they are learning – these children have been deprived of their learning for months” External link

standard Monday, August 10, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

icWales Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "It is thanks to the hard efforts of everyone in Wales that we have been able to control the spread of coronavirus and relax the restrictions. We can only continue to do this if everyone carries on this hard work. " External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. "Local authorities are being given enhanced powers to intervene, and to respond more effectively to complaints including those reported to the Wales TUC and its affiliated unions" External link

bbc Friday, August 7, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford warned : "the rules we have in place are not optional. They are there to protect us all" External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to take a step-by-step approach to easing the lockdown, closely monitoring the impact of each change we make. As more parts of our society and economy reopen, it is vital we all keep in mind our personal responsibility to do the right thing and make sure we continue to protect ourselves and others from the virus. " External link

icWales Friday, August 7, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won't hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. "Local authorities are being given enhanced powers to intervene, and to respond more effectively to complaints including those reported to the Wales TUC and its affiliated unions" External link

bbc Friday, August 7, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to take a step-by-step approach to easing the lockdown, closely monitoring the impact of each change we make. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, August 7, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "For the small minority of individuals and businesses who are not complying with the law, I want to make it clear that we will take action and we won’t hesitate to close individual premises if that is necessary. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, August 7, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has warned there that easing the lockdown may already have reached its limits," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "While the considerable majority of individuals and businesses are working hard keep us all safe, that is not true of all. Individuals who act as though the crisis was over run the direct risk of creating harm to others," External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I don't want to use the word worried. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do understand why people would be concerned because our border is so permeable - people are travelling in both directions all the time. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have only been able to lift the restrictions because of everything you have done to reduce the spread of coronavirus - you have stayed at home, you have stayed local, and you have kept Wales safe. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The summer weeks are going through our fingers" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our approach throughout coronavirus has been to plan first and announce second" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 31, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have only been able to lift the restrictions because of everything you have done to reduce the spread of coronavirus - you have stayed at home, you have stayed local, and you have kept Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The summer weeks are going through our fingers" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our approach throughout coronavirus has been to plan first and announce second" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to be willing, where the facts to justify it, to think about local lockdowns where there are flare ups with considerable community transmission" External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I don't want to use the word worried. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I do understand why people would be concerned because our border is so permeable - people are travelling in both directions all the time. " External link

icWales Friday, July 31, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, you’re bound to worry aren’t you, because the reason people are shielding is because they’ve got vulnerabilities in their health and of course you’re bound to feel anxious for them which is why we made the decision early on to try and reduce the risk in the way that we have. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, you’re bound to worry aren’t you, because the reason people are shielding is because they’ve got vulnerabilities in their health and of course you’re bound to feel anxious for them which is why we made the decision early on to try and reduce the risk in the way that we have. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well what do you say, E’d be dammed if he did and E’d be dammed if he didn’t" External link

icWales Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "We said a couple of weeks ago that, provided everything went according to plan, we would be able to reopen indoor hospitality - cafes, restaurants, bars and so on, on 3 August," External link

bbc Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "I understand, for lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," External link

southwales-eveningpost Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : "I understand, for lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," External link

icWales Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For lots of people going to the gym, having that bit of fitness is a really important part of their lives," "We are very keen to be able to allow that sector to reopen" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a major package," External link

bbc Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Indoor gyms are a different matter [compared to outdoor gyms]. " External link

icWales Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I had no idea what was going on or what to expect. I was feeling poorly but wasn't really bad at all. The journey to London took about four hours and I got admitted just before midnight," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford maintained : "any exercise should start and end at home and not involve going a significant distance from home" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can choose a path in which we regain our freedoms gradually, carefully and safely, using the headroom we have made together - but never taking steps which would knowingly undermine everything we have achieved," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I had no idea what was going on or what to expect. I was feeling poorly but wasn't really bad at all. The journey to London took about four hours and I got admitted just before midnight," External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford maintained : "any exercise should start and end at home and not involve going a significant distance from home" External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We can choose a path in which we regain our freedoms gradually, carefully and safely, using the headroom we have made together - but never taking steps which would knowingly undermine everything we have achieved," External link

icWales Sunday, July 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

msn-uk Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

heart Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts we have all made to reduce the spread of the virus, we are taking further steps to reopen more of Wales. " External link

skynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A tiny proportion of people tested in Wales are turning out to have coronavirus. "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. "With rates of the virus in Wales continuing to fall, we are able to carry on with our gradual, step-by-step lifting of the restrictions" External link

bbc Monday, July 20, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There is room to do more testing where that is required. We remain in conversations with the BMA and others about making the best possible use of that testing. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to look carefully at the latest medical and scientific evidence and the current state of the virus as we make decisions to unlock our society and economy. " External link

icWales Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Welsh Labour ) : "My plan hasn't changed from when I said it originally. "My plan is, if I'm able to do it, I will lead the Labour Party in Wales into May's election next year. "If we're successful I will form a government, I will serve as head of that government well in to the next Senedd term and then my plan will be to hand it on to somebody else in advance of an election. "It will be time for somebody else to do this difficult and demanding job. As well as a job, it is a privilege to have had the opportunity to fill" External link

bbc Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, that's what they would have done with Rhodri Morgan who stood in 2007 and then passed it on to Carwyn during that term. "It's what they would have done with Carwyn in 2016 who led us in to that election and then passed it on to me. "So, this is the normal pattern of things here in Wales" External link

bbc Sunday, July 19, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The advice of the Welsh Government is that if places are crowded then face coverings are advisory. Where places are not crowded it is a matter for the individual citizen to make that decision” External link

icWales Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not the stadium itself or the organisation inside the stadium that may be the issue," External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's not the stadium itself or the organisation inside the stadium that may be the issue," External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown," External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, July 17, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, July 17, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

msn-uk Friday, July 17, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

yorkpress Friday, July 17, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our advice is that you should stay at home and work at home if you are able to do so. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We were worried, genuinely worried, that supermarkets might have run out of food, that the NHS might have been overwhelmed” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "If the pilots demonstrate that it's safe to bring people back as spectators in stadiums it is something we will look at very carefully," External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 17, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Within weeks we saw the virus rapidly accelerate in Wales and a decision to introduce the UK-wide lockdown,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 17, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We were worried, genuinely worried, that supermarkets might have run out of food, that the NHS might have been overwhelmed” External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "We [Welsh Government] haven’t had discussions yet about bringing large crowds of people back together. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our advice is that you should stay at home and work at home if you are able to do so. " External link

icWales Friday, July 17, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A tiny proportion of people tested in Wales are turning out to have coronavirus" External link

bbc Friday, July 17, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus. It is thanks to the efforts we have made together that we are able to lift the restrictions and re-open more parts of our society and economy. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The advice of the Welsh Government is that if places are crowded then face coverings are advisory. Where places are not crowded it is a matter for the individual citizen to make that decision" External link

bbc Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A couple of weeks to get those things right and get them in place and to do that with the operators is not, I think, unreasonable," External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 13, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "not sustainable in the long term" "Our decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport is a combination of the fact that we know as the economy gets back into operation more people will need to use public transport to go to work and for other purposes, and when more people need to use confined spaces then additional protections need to be introduced in order to overcome the fact that two-metre social distancing will not always be possible," External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two-metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling. This includes taxis" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, July 13, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “Public transport moves across our porous border with England. There, the use of face coverings is mandatory on public transport,” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “At this point in time when the prevalence of coronavirus is low, we are not mandating the use of face coverings in other public places,” “But many people of course choose to wear them and there is nothing to stop that happening in Wales. Our advice may change if cases of coronavirus begin to increase again” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "not sustainable in the long term" "Our decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport is a combination of the fact that we know as the economy gets back into operation more people will need to use public transport to go to work and for other purposes, and when more people need to use confined spaces then additional protections need to be introduced in order to overcome the fact that two-metre social distancing will not always be possible," External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford told : “Public transport moves across our porous border with England. There, the use of face coverings is mandatory on public transport,” External link

independent-UK Monday, July 13, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two-metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling. This includes taxis" External link

icWales Monday, July 13, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a 2m physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling – this includes taxis. " External link

icWales Monday, July 13, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "For the sake of simplicity and consistency, as well as being part of our plan to help reduce the risk of transmission while on public transport where it is not always possible to maintain a two metre physical distance, it will become mandatory for people to wear a three-layer face covering while travelling - this includes taxis" External link

bbc Monday, July 13, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “If you are minister for the union [the title Johnson used when he became prime minister], speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

guardian Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “If you are minister for the union [the title Johnson used when he became prime minister], speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

msn-uk Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “provided the re-opening of outdoor hospitality goes well and the state of the virus allows, indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants will resume from August 3” External link

icWales Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “provided the re-opening of outdoor hospitality goes well and the state of the virus allows, indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes, and restaurants will resume from August 3” External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Saturday, July 11, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I spend my time with other people, so I'm quite a danger to people who oughtn't to be doing that," External link

bbc Friday, July 10, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I think there is evidence in other parts of the world that indoor gyms are places where the virus can flare up” External link

guardian Friday, July 10, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The threat from coronavirus has not gone away and only by all of us acting responsibly will we be able to keep Wales safe. This means maintaining social distancing, thinking carefully about where we go and why” External link

guardian Friday, July 10, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 10, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, July 10, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I’ve made my decision and it is an entirely devolved decision. The Prime Minister has no say in the M4 Relief Road whatsoever. It is not the way the system works”. For news tailored to your local area, powered by If forced upon the Welsh Government he said: “Then you’re talking about very big changes indeed and a prime minister that would launch an assault on devolution... the way devolution works is the money comes to the Welsh Government and it is then for the National Assembly of Wales to decide how the money is spent, not for a Prime Minister in London”. Mr Hart later acknowledged it was a devolved matter, but the Treasury stood ready to support the project with a specific borrowing facility. He said: " External link

bristolpost Friday, July 10, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to open outdoors for the first time since lockdown, marking a major step forward for our hospitality industry" External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Campsites can open from July 25 if we make a success of the reopening of self contained accommodation which will begin as of tomorrow. " External link

gloucestercitizen Friday, July 10, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we are making good progress to tackle the spread of this virus. It is thanks to the efforts we have made together that we are able to lift the restrictions and re-open more parts of our society and economy. " External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I want to send a clear signal that, provided the reopening of outdoor hospitality goes well, and the state of the virus allows indoor opening for pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will resume from August 3" External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are harmonizing this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. ” External link

mercopress Friday, July 10, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

icWales Friday, July 10, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Hairdressers should make preparations to resume services by appointment only with all the necessary safeguarding in place. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are harmonising this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. " External link

icWales Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are harmonising this statement with that given on behalf of the other UK countries. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We do check on people for public health purposes. That is why we contact by letter, email or phone call" External link

icWales Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Lives Matter ) : "The Black Lives Matter movement has brought to the fore a number of important issues we need to address as a country. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If you are minister for the union, speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “If you are minister for the union, speaking to the component parts of the union seems to me a sensible way of discharging those responsibilities” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "I do not want to offer anyone false hope, or the false security of far off dates in the future which may be snatched away at the last moment by a virus which could suddenly change course as we have seen it do elsewhere in the world. " External link

icWales Monday, July 6, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. " External link

icWales Monday, July 6, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots" External link

southwalesargus Monday, July 6, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. " External link

heart Monday, July 6, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. © Getty Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned against 'selfish behaviour' " External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. © Getty Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned against 'selfish behaviour' " External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We live in such a beautiful part of the world and I know many of us are looking forward to visiting beaches, the countryside and our many beauty spots. Ogmore-by-Sea, where there were violent clashes last month. “People throughout Wales have done so much over the last few months to follow the rules and help reduce the spread of coronavirus - I thank them for their patience and understanding. I ask them to continue in this spirit. “Unfortunately, over the recent weeks we’ve seen the results of people not treating parts of Wales with respect, with crowds leaving piles of litter in their wake. This selfish behaviour is a blight on our beauty spots and puts people at risk" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "often accepting a greater degree of risk" External link

bbc Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

thenews-pk Sunday, July 5, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve. " External link

independent-UK Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve,” External link

thesun Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Please, wherever you are in Wales, this weekend is not a reason or an excuse to abandon all the things that you have worked so hard to achieve,” External link

thesun Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” External link

standard Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

msn-uk Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

yorkpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I certainly do say to people who are thinking of going across the border that the five-mile advice, the stay local regulations, remain in place in Wales this weekend,” “So while there are populations very close to the border who may choose to travel, for most of us that will not be a possibility” External link

thecourier Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I'm afraid gyms are not in the current list of places that can re-open and are not likely to be for a while yet," "Right across the world, gyms are emerging as a source of coronavirus infection" External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 3, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Dealing with the UK government over the last few days has been an utterly shambolic experience. If ever there was an example of making an announcement first and then trying to work out what you meant by it, that is what we have seen since this announcement was first trailed. " External link

haberler-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "This will allow many friends and close families to be reunited once again," External link

msn-uk Friday, July 3, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are entering the closing stages of our considerations of measures we might be able to lift as part of this three-week review. This time next week I'll be here making public the conclusions of that. " External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

independent-UK Friday, July 3, 2020 4:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

southwalesargus Friday, July 3, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I have said from the outset on this business of border quarantine that these are essentially matters for the UK Government" External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "This will allow many friends and close families to be reunited once again," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’ve seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales,” External link

thejournal Friday, July 3, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “I’ve seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales,” External link

standard Friday, July 3, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've seen it as our responsibility to put onto the statute book here in Wales the regulations that allow that UK scheme to operate here in Wales," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There is no hold up at all as far as this devolved country is concerned," External link

icWales Friday, July 3, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "At the margins of a huge effort like this, there will be some things that don't happen in the way that the vast majority of things will happen" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have a form of local lockdown in Anglesey and Wrexham" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a factor of course. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know people are missing seeing their families. We have some headroom to make a further change to the rules next week and we will introduce this new concept, which will enable people living in two separate households to form one extended household – they may be part of the same family or they may be close friends. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about who needs support – some households may need more help than others; they may have greater needs" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about the consequences – if anyone in the extended household becomes ill, everyone will have to isolate for 14 days. For some people this will have a greater impact than for others, and needs to be thought about carefully" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "At the margins of a huge effort like this, there will be some things that don't happen in the way that the vast majority of things will happen" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have a form of local lockdown in Anglesey and Wrexham" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It will be a factor of course. " External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about who needs support – some households may need more help than others; they may have greater needs" External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Think about the consequences – if anyone in the extended household becomes ill, everyone will have to isolate for 14 days. For some people this will have a greater impact than for others, and needs to be thought about carefully" External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Thanks to the efforts everyone has made over the last few months, we have seen the number of new cases of coronavirus decline – but it has not gone away. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, June 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I know people are missing seeing their families. We have some headroom to make a further change to the rules next week and we will introduce this new concept, which will enable people living in two separate households to form one extended household – they may be part of the same family or they may be close friends. " External link

icWales Monday, June 29, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The more we are able to automate the system, the more checks can be put in to try to make sure that mobile numbers are not wrongly transcribed as they're passed through the system, and that is why we are moving very rapidly to the full electronic system here in Wales. "There are examples; they are exceptions rather than the rule, but you can see how easily it is done," External link

bbc Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

icWales Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I dont see us been able to open mass gatherings. I don't think we will be in a position to allow people to come together in very large numbers in conditions hat promote the transmission of the virus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, June 27, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I dont see us been able to open mass gatherings. I don't think we will be in a position to allow people to come together in very large numbers in conditions hat promote the transmission of the virus. " External link

icWales Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There's a huge amount of sport that is now possible in Wales in the outdoors. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Read More ) : "The latest information I have is that there are 204 confirmed cases at the 2 Sisters plant at Llangefni. This plant remains closed. More than 500 people have been tested to date. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Read More ) : "The latest information I have is that there are 204 confirmed cases at the 2 Sisters plant at Llangefni. This plant remains closed. More than 500 people have been tested to date. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There's a huge amount of sport that is now possible in Wales in the outdoors. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The package goes above and beyond that available elsewhere in the UK and helps ensure viable businesses will continue operating after coronavirus," External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "These outbreaks are a sobering reminder that coronavirus has not gone away. It is still here with us in Wales," External link

themirror Friday, June 26, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

tamworthherald Friday, June 26, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen. " External link

icWales Friday, June 26, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are urging the UK Government and the HMRC to make an exception in these truly exceptional circumstances” External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, June 26, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We are urging the UK Government and the HMRC to make an exception in these truly exceptional circumstances” External link

icWales Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : “Our approach will be proportionate, it will draw on the evidence, it will draw on local intelligence and information,” External link

dailypost-co-uk Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "none of us know how this disease will progress as we move through the summer and into autumn" External link

bbc Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have always, right through this process of coronavirus, had more tests available than we have used. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It was always the case that the fourth week moved into non contractual territory" External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Education Minister set out the position of the Welsh Government that where it is possible to do so, we believe it is in the interest of children in Wales for schools to open for four weeks..." External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 22, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The Education Minister set out the position of the Welsh Government that where it is possible to do so, we believe it is in the interest of children in Wales for schools to open for four weeks..." External link

icWales Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "We have always, right through this process of coronavirus, had more tests available than we have used. " External link

icWales Monday, June 22, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : "Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis" External link

msn-fr Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : "Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis" External link

tv5 Friday, May 8, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford insisté : «Nous ne devons pas gâcher les progrès accomplis» External link

la-croix Friday, May 8, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

bbc-portuguese-brasil Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

uol Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "Vou pedir para (o ministro) ver o que pode ser feito, provavelmente não diretamente, mas através das organizações que mantemos nessas áreas, para garantir que nenhum dano seja causado a essa nova peça que podemos apreciar" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:01:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary23.69%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
finance secretary9.48%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
health minister43.99%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister8.63%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
special advisor0.17%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
advisor0.17%EN12/04/201704/12/2017
secretary for finance0.68%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
finance minister2.88%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
cabinet secretary2.20%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
local government secretary2.54%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
finance and local government secretary1.02%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
secretary for finance and local government0.17%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
local government minister0.68%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
swansea council leader0.17%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
finance and local government minister0.34%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
secretary for local government0.17%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
member0.17%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
former health minister0.68%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
welsh government minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
labour cabinet minister0.17%EN06/20/201620/06/2016
new local government secretary0.17%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
new cabinet secretary0.17%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
ministre1.52%FR04/02/201402/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Mark DrakefordEN99.54%
Mark DrakefordSA0.46%


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