Mark Drakeford

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Mark Drakeford said : "The fear is we will take a disproportionately higher number of job cuts here in Wales because faced with difficulties of their own making the UK Conservative Government reaches immediately, in a kneejerk way, for the sort of solutions they've tried elsewhere and failed and threatens some of those agencies full of very hardworking people who did so much during the pandemic to continue to provide a public service and threatens them with privatisation" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 20, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Ebbw Vale was once a place that exported steel across the globe. Now we’re working together as government, industry and universities, joining forces to export knowledge around the world,” “ResilientWorks will help establish Wales as a centre of excellence for cyber security technology for critical national infrastructure and industry. These are the jobs of the future in the industries of the future” External link

computerweekly Friday, May 20, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The fear is we will take a disproportionately higher number of job cuts here in Wales because faced with difficulties of their own making the UK Conservative Government reaches immediately, in a kneejerk way, for the sort of solutions they've tried elsewhere and failed and threatens some of those agencies full of very hardworking people who did so much during the pandemic to continue to provide a public service and threatens them with privatisation" External link

icWales Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied ( about Adam Price ) : "I regret the fact that the event to which Adam Price referred is going ahead but the decision is not one for the Welsh Government. " External link

christiantoday Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Learning an instrument was a formative part of my upbringing and a lack of money should not be a barrier to any young person who wants to learn to play music. "We are fortunate in Wales to have a strong tradition of school, county and national ensembles, and we want to make sure that our children and young people are able to play a full part in these. "This funding will support music services in schools and within the community to help nurture our young musical talent” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Learning an instrument was a formative part of my upbringing and a lack of money should not be a barrier to any young person who wants to learn to play music. "We are fortunate in Wales to have a strong tradition of school, county and national ensembles, and we want to make sure that our children and young people are able to play a full part in these. "This funding will support music services in schools and within the community to help nurture our young musical talent” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The coastal path is one of the crowning glories of Wales and one of the proudest achievements of devolution. "I would like to thank all those involved in the management of the path. "Particularly the staff and volunteers, who are out in all weathers, working hard to maintain the path to such high standards. "If I had to choose my favourite stretch of the path, the portion between Pendine and Amroth would be a candidate: starting in my own home county of Carmarthenshire and ending in Pembrokeshire. "It may not be the most well-known part of the path, but it offers huge variety: some challenging climbs, outstanding variety of flowers, secret coves and plenty of historical interest” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 13, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Adam Price ) : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. We now need to get on with the hard work to create a modern Senedd, which reflects the Wales we live in today. A Parliament that truly works for Wales. The joint position statement we are publishing today will help support the important work of the cross-party Special Purpose Committee to move Senedd reform forwards”. Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. " External link

westerntelegraph Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Adam Price ) : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. We now need to get on with the hard work to create a modern Senedd, which reflects the Wales we live in today. A Parliament that truly works for Wales. The joint position statement we are publishing today will help support the important work of the cross-party Special Purpose Committee to move Senedd reform forwards”. Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are decent people in the Conservative Party who don't themselves believe that the behaviour of the Prime Minister lived up to the standards that should be expected as somebody who holds that office. But in the end, I'm afraid, on doorstep after doorstep I was speaking to people who wanted to cast their vote in a way that passed that message" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Of all the things that have happened in the last 24 hours I regret most the loss of Philippa Marsden, who I thought was an outstanding woman leader of that council. She has led Labour in Caerphilly to win another election. Labour will be in control of that council, but she's done it at the expense of her own seat where she was he was up against a hyperlocal issue and that's what I think links the fact we failed to win as many seats as we would have wished to in Neath Port Talbot. The seats we lost our seats is where there are very very local issues and independent candidates who are able to focus exclusively on that issue and aren't able to say to people what they would do on the broader range of responsibilities that the council has to discharge. In some places we've lost good councillors as a result" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We don't know that's what the police will conclude in the Durham case, do we? They have looked at it once, and decided there wasn't anything for them to do, we must allow them to carry on with their further investigations before I think we come to any conclusions" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further," "This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings" External link

bbc Friday, May 6, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic isn’t over but we are seeing encouraging signs the recent high levels of infections across Wales are falling. There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further. This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 6, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic isn’t over but we are seeing encouraging signs the recent high levels of infections across Wales are falling. There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further. This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings. " External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

themirror Thursday, April 21, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Retaining face coverings in health and social care settings will help to control the spread of coronavirus in places where some of the most vulnerable people in our society are being treated and live, while also helping to protect staff. We’re keeping this specific requirement in place while we continue with our gradual and cautious approach towards moving beyond the emergency response and away from the legal protections, which have been in place for the last two years. You can get more Covid news and other story updates by Read more: Mark Drakeford said Boris Johnson 'clearly broke the law' " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 15, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Despite repeated promises, the UK Government's announcement today leaves Wales with less say over less money. We'll lose over £1bn that could have been used to grow the economy and support our most disadvantaged communities. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, April 15, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You can’t be a law-maker and a law-breaker. The Prime Minister has denied time and again that he did anything wrong. He has clearly broken the laws he made and asked people to follow. People are angry and upset. I don’t see how someone in this position can carry on" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You can’t be a law-maker and a law-breaker. The Prime Minister has denied time and again that he did anything wrong. He has clearly broken the laws he made and asked people to follow. People are angry and upset. I don’t see how someone in this position can carry on" External link

icWales Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've always said throughout the whole partygate business that you cannot be a lawmaker and a law breaker at the same time. "And if a prime minister has been fined, then I'm afraid all those things that he said time and time and time again on the floor of the House of Commons, that nothing had ever gone wrong inside Downing Street from which he is responsible - well, all of that can no longer be sustained. "And I don't see how he thinks he can carry on" External link

bbc Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You cannot be a lawmaker and a law breaker at the same time. I don't see how he thinks he can carry on" External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's a very particular day and was in the first half of April" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, April 11, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Places like this make a huge difference. We’ve seen that today. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, April 11, 2022 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Naturally, there are many issues which need to be discussed, but if there are possibilities to bring the Tour de France to Wales, then we’ll do all we can to make it happen,” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, April 1, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we have made a joint commitment that no child in Wales should go hungry and that every child in our primary schools will be able to have a free school meal. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we have made a joint commitment that no child in Wales should go hungry and that every child in our primary schools will be able to have a free school meal. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "According to the UK Government's own biometrics and forensics ethics group the lack of representation of ethnic minority faces in the training data on which the technology used by the police is based means it is more likely to identify innocent black people as criminals. This will exacerbate the racial disproportionality in rates of detention that you, yourself, have acknowledged. In Scotland the use of this technology is banned for this reason. We lack the power to do so currently in Wales but will you at least support the prohibition of its use on publicly-owned land like the Senedd steps where the rally was held on Sunday?" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "According to the UK Government's own biometrics and forensics ethics group the lack of representation of ethnic minority faces in the training data on which the technology used by the police is based means it is more likely to identify innocent black people as criminals. This will exacerbate the racial disproportionality in rates of detention that you, yourself, have acknowledged. In Scotland the use of this technology is banned for this reason. We lack the power to do so currently in Wales but will you at least support the prohibition of its use on publicly-owned land like the Senedd steps where the rally was held on Sunday?" External link

icWales Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Monday, March 28, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We had hoped to be able to take the next steps (in that plan) on Monday, (March 28) by removing the legal framework, which underpins the remaining protections we have in place, and replacing them with strengthened guidance to help keep people safe. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, March 28, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The last two years have shown just how many twists and turns there have been during this coronavirus journey, and that unpredictability continues to the present day. Three weeks ago when I was last here, at the last review, the public health situation had been improving steadily for many weeks. Cases were falling in all parts of Wales and we were hopeful that the worst of the pandemic was behind us. " External link

icWales Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, there are a number of reasons why we struck that difficult, but careful balance where we have struck it. We do have to find a way of living safely with coronavirus. It is going to be with us not just for the next few weeks, but through the whole of this calendar year. And we can't go on relying forever on the force of the law to keep us safe from it. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As community transmission has increased we have also seen a rise in pandemic pressures in the NHS. There are currently more than 1,400 Covid-19 related patients in hospital – the highest level since early March last year. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer, to help keep Wales safe,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 25, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the single most important protection that we have,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 25, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As community transmission has increased we have also seen a rise in pandemic pressures in the NHS. There are currently more than 1,400 Covid-19 related patients in hospital – the highest level since early March last year. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, there are a number of reasons why we struck that difficult, but careful balance where we have struck it. We do have to find a way of living safely with coronavirus. It is going to be with us not just for the next few weeks, but through the whole of this calendar year. And we can't go on relying forever on the force of the law to keep us safe from it. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK," "We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer, to help keep Wales safe" External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales and the rest of the UK, driven by the BA.2 sub-type of omicron. This means that we will continue to slowly relax the few protections that remain in place. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "firmly on the path towards leaving the emergency response to the pandemic behind us”. The requirement to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test will also move into guidance. And a £500 self-isolation payment to support people will continue to be available until June. Two key legal protections will remain in place, however, as coronavirus cases have risen sharply in recent weeks, driven by the BA.2 sub-type of the omicron variant. Face coverings will remain a legal requirement in health and social care settings. And coronavirus risk assessments must continue to be carried out by businesses, with reasonable measures put in place in light of those assessments. “We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK," External link

westerntelegraph Friday, March 25, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 1:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

mercopress Monday, March 21, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

themirror Monday, March 21, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

skynews Monday, March 21, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

icWales Monday, March 21, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

heart Monday, March 21, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

skynews Monday, March 21, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 21, 2022 4:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

icWales Monday, March 21, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Other than the crises we've talked about that is absolutely our main preoccupation as a government," External link

icWales Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic has touched all of our lives in different ways and I would encourage everyone to take part in this process and provide their feedback. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, March 11, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic has touched all of our lives in different ways and I would encourage everyone to take part in this process and provide their feedback. " External link

icWales Friday, March 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford acknowledged : "we’ve been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years" External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 11, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Wizz Air ) : "If we are able to play a part through the offer that Wizz Air has made, and Members here will know about it—Wizz Air offering to fly, at its own expense, 100,000 people to the United Kingdom, particularly from those countries that have already absorbed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people into their communities while we struggle to get a handful of people into the United Kingdom. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Wizz Air ) : "If we are able to play a part through the offer that Wizz Air has made, and Members here will know about it—Wizz Air offering to fly, at its own expense, 100,000 people to the United Kingdom, particularly from those countries that have already absorbed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people into their communities while we struggle to get a handful of people into the United Kingdom. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 9, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about The UK ) : "The accounts of what has happened in Calais have damaged the reputation of this country around the world. "When the Home Secretary said she was surging a team to Calais to help people it turned out to be three people with a box of KitKat and crisps. "This is absolutely not what people in this country expect their government to be doing" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford wrote : "Wales is ready to support refugees from Ukraine but more needs to be done to ensure safe and easy travel routes are available. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford wrote : "Wales is ready to support refugees from Ukraine but more needs to be done to ensure safe and easy travel routes are available. " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "This does not mean the pandemic is over but we need to be able to live safely with this virus – just as we live with other infectious illnesses," External link

icWales Monday, March 7, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It’s very important Wales doesn’t become an escape for people trying to get round the new tighter restrictions being introduced in England,” External link

newscientist Monday, March 7, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford criticised : "plan to live safely with coronavirus" External link

telegraph Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our service will continue to operate above and beyond what is available now in England, where the UK Government has, in a cliff-edge way, dismantled its testing capacity. " External link

telegraph Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “All of that has saved thousands of lives and has significantly weakened the link between catching coronavirus and (it) becoming a serious illness,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 4, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As we publish this longer-term plan, there is no doubt we have reached a significant moment in this pandemic and we can look to the future with growing confidence that the next year will be one in which we have a different relationship with the virus. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. It has touched all our lives – across Wales families and communities have made many sacrifices to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. People in Wales have followed the rules. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, March 4, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

themirror Friday, March 4, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Wales, as a Nation of Sanctuary, stands ready to welcome people fleeing Ukraine. Tomorrow we will be holding urgent discussions with local authority leaders to ensure preparations are in place to accept refugees” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We stand in support of the Ukrainian people who are bravely resisting this unprovoked and brutal act of war,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 2, 2022 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Thanks to everyone’s hard work and all their sacrifices, cases of coronavirus are falling across Wales,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The people of Wales are appalled at the invasion of Ukraine, and, as a nation of sanctuary, we will do everything we can to support the Ukrainian people," "Wales is open to provide a welcome and safety to those fleeing war and persecution" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "they have the support of the whole of our nation as they face those deeply troubling days ahead" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It’s been a difficult two years during which we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. " External link

icWales Tuesday, March 1, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 28, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

icWales Monday, February 28, 2022 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 28, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

icWales Monday, February 28, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well, it's all to be welcomed that is for sure. There's a slightly grudging spirit in the Home Office's announcement constantly talking about concessions being made to people who are already here. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "No, what I think I'm calling for is a continuation of the close engagement we have had with the UK Government in recent days, so that we can plan together for the moment when we will need to be able to welcome a greater number of people from the Ukraine into the United Kingdom. I think it's fair to allow the UK Government some time to see how events unfold, but planning and preparation needs to happen now. There was a good start of that last week, and I am very keen to see that continue" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well, it's all to be welcomed that is for sure. There's a slightly grudging spirit in the Home Office's announcement constantly talking about concessions being made to people who are already here. " External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "No, what I think I'm calling for is a continuation of the close engagement we have had with the UK Government in recent days, so that we can plan together for the moment when we will need to be able to welcome a greater number of people from the Ukraine into the United Kingdom. I think it's fair to allow the UK Government some time to see how events unfold, but planning and preparation needs to happen now. There was a good start of that last week, and I am very keen to see that continue" External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Many of you will have heard the Prime Minister this afternoon setting out the pattern of transmission in London and the South East of England, which has been linked to this new variant of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Any decision to change the existing National Testing Programme would be premature and reckless. Testing has played a pivotal role in breaking chains of transmission and as a surveillance tool helping us detect and respond to emerging variants. It's essential that this continues. " External link

icWales Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Testing has played a pivotal role in breaking chains of transmission and as a surveillance tool helping us detect and respond to emerging variants," "It's essential that this continues" External link

4-traders Monday, February 21, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country" External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, February 19, 2022 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 18, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Next month, we will publish a plan setting out how we will move beyond alert level zero and the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years. This will help us all to make some plans for the future,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 18, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. “We are expecting significant disruption to travel - all trains in Wales will be cancelled on Friday - so please think carefully and only travel tomorrow if absolutely necessary" External link

icWales Friday, February 18, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. “We are expecting significant disruption to travel - all trains in Wales will be cancelled on Friday - so please think carefully and only travel tomorrow if absolutely necessary" External link

icWales Friday, February 18, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 07.00 tomorrow, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "there's no extra money for Wales" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "there's no extra money for Wales" External link

icWales Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mr Roberts ) : "I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Aled Roberts today. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I was privileged to work with Aled as both an Assembly Member and during his time as Welsh Language Commissioner. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 14, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 11, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 11, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Next month, we will publish a plan setting out how we will move beyond alert level zero and the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years. This will help us all to make some plans for the future,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 11, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

heart Friday, February 11, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

piratefm Friday, February 11, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

skynews Friday, February 11, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years” External link

pressandjournal Friday, February 11, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years” External link

thecourier Friday, February 11, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If things continue to improve then there would be an active debate on whether the Covid Pass is still a proportionate part of the measure that we want to have in place," External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It has been almost two years since the coronavirus pandemic hit Wales. Too many people have been taken too soon by this awful virus. We will remember all of them and keep them in our hearts and our minds. " External link

icWales Monday, February 7, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are many downsides to that strategy. I don't have the evidence that the member refers to. I don't know what he means by 'many' people going private, and I certainly don't recognise the view that it is generally held by patients that GPs are not the right people to provide the help that they need. " External link

icWales Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe—unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet” “We are moving to alert level zero and we will retain some important protections, such as face coverings in most indoor public places and risk assessments,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the few remaining protections on February 10. Nobody wants anything left in place any longer than is proportionate to the risk from coronavirus. All the public opinion tests that we have carried out, through the whole of the pandemic, continues to show that for every person in Wales who thinks we have been too slow in lifting restrictions, there are two people who are anxious that we are going too quickly. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are moving the mandate in a whole range of areas today on exactly that basis. It will no longer be obligatory to work from home, for example. I think a lot of people have learnt that over the past 20 months that you can work from home successfully, and will continue to do that at least some days in the week. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the few remaining protections on February 10. Nobody wants anything left in place any longer than is proportionate to the risk from coronavirus. All the public opinion tests that we have carried out, through the whole of the pandemic, continues to show that for every person in Wales who thinks we have been too slow in lifting restrictions, there are two people who are anxious that we are going too quickly. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are moving the mandate in a whole range of areas today on exactly that basis. It will no longer be obligatory to work from home, for example. I think a lot of people have learnt that over the past 20 months that you can work from home successfully, and will continue to do that at least some days in the week. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have passed the peak of this omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise,” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, January 28, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Today on Holocaust Memorial Day, Wales stands together to remember the victims of the Holocaust and genocides around the world. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to raise our concerns with the UK Government about the speed at which it has removed public health protections in relation to international travel and the progressive erosion of such protections. " External link

hulldailymail Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Personally I believe wearing a mask should be a choice,” External link

stokesentinel Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : "Nous aussi au pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël" External link

francetvinfo Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "o vírus está a espalhar-se rapidamente por todo o País de Gales" External link

sabado Monday, October 19, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford explicou : “As únicas excepções serão dadas aos trabalhadores essenciais e empregos que não permitam um regime em teletrabalho” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, October 19, 2020 4:23:00 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



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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Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fiona Smith added ( about Mark Drakeford ) : “Absolutely not. I haven’t always agreed with his policies but as a Prime Minister he has had it bloody rough from day one. Let’s see if Mark Drakeford could handle these world situations. I and many people who I have spoken to would not felt [sic] on him at all” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 9, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Fiona Smith added ( about Mark Drakeford ) : “Absolutely not. I haven’t always agreed with his policies but as a Prime Minister he has had it bloody rough from day one. Let’s see if Mark Drakeford could handle these world situations. I and many people who I have spoken to would not felt [sic] on him at all” External link

icWales Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

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Mark Drakeford said : "The fear is we will take a disproportionately higher number of job cuts here in Wales because faced with difficulties of their own making the UK Conservative Government reaches immediately, in a kneejerk way, for the sort of solutions they've tried elsewhere and failed and threatens some of those agencies full of very hardworking people who did so much during the pandemic to continue to provide a public service and threatens them with privatisation" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 20, 2022 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Ebbw Vale was once a place that exported steel across the globe. Now we’re working together as government, industry and universities, joining forces to export knowledge around the world,” “ResilientWorks will help establish Wales as a centre of excellence for cyber security technology for critical national infrastructure and industry. These are the jobs of the future in the industries of the future” External link

computerweekly Friday, May 20, 2022 4:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The fear is we will take a disproportionately higher number of job cuts here in Wales because faced with difficulties of their own making the UK Conservative Government reaches immediately, in a kneejerk way, for the sort of solutions they've tried elsewhere and failed and threatens some of those agencies full of very hardworking people who did so much during the pandemic to continue to provide a public service and threatens them with privatisation" External link

icWales Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied ( about Adam Price ) : "I regret the fact that the event to which Adam Price referred is going ahead but the decision is not one for the Welsh Government. " External link

christiantoday Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:56:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Learning an instrument was a formative part of my upbringing and a lack of money should not be a barrier to any young person who wants to learn to play music. "We are fortunate in Wales to have a strong tradition of school, county and national ensembles, and we want to make sure that our children and young people are able to play a full part in these. "This funding will support music services in schools and within the community to help nurture our young musical talent” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Learning an instrument was a formative part of my upbringing and a lack of money should not be a barrier to any young person who wants to learn to play music. "We are fortunate in Wales to have a strong tradition of school, county and national ensembles, and we want to make sure that our children and young people are able to play a full part in these. "This funding will support music services in schools and within the community to help nurture our young musical talent” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The coastal path is one of the crowning glories of Wales and one of the proudest achievements of devolution. "I would like to thank all those involved in the management of the path. "Particularly the staff and volunteers, who are out in all weathers, working hard to maintain the path to such high standards. "If I had to choose my favourite stretch of the path, the portion between Pendine and Amroth would be a candidate: starting in my own home county of Carmarthenshire and ending in Pembrokeshire. "It may not be the most well-known part of the path, but it offers huge variety: some challenging climbs, outstanding variety of flowers, secret coves and plenty of historical interest” External link

southwalesargus Friday, May 13, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Adam Price ) : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. We now need to get on with the hard work to create a modern Senedd, which reflects the Wales we live in today. A Parliament that truly works for Wales. The joint position statement we are publishing today will help support the important work of the cross-party Special Purpose Committee to move Senedd reform forwards”. Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. " External link

westerntelegraph Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Adam Price ) : "The case for Senedd reform has been made. We now need to get on with the hard work to create a modern Senedd, which reflects the Wales we live in today. A Parliament that truly works for Wales. The joint position statement we are publishing today will help support the important work of the cross-party Special Purpose Committee to move Senedd reform forwards”. Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, said: " External link

icWales Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are decent people in the Conservative Party who don't themselves believe that the behaviour of the Prime Minister lived up to the standards that should be expected as somebody who holds that office. But in the end, I'm afraid, on doorstep after doorstep I was speaking to people who wanted to cast their vote in a way that passed that message" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Of all the things that have happened in the last 24 hours I regret most the loss of Philippa Marsden, who I thought was an outstanding woman leader of that council. She has led Labour in Caerphilly to win another election. Labour will be in control of that council, but she's done it at the expense of her own seat where she was he was up against a hyperlocal issue and that's what I think links the fact we failed to win as many seats as we would have wished to in Neath Port Talbot. The seats we lost our seats is where there are very very local issues and independent candidates who are able to focus exclusively on that issue and aren't able to say to people what they would do on the broader range of responsibilities that the council has to discharge. In some places we've lost good councillors as a result" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We don't know that's what the police will conclude in the Durham case, do we? They have looked at it once, and decided there wasn't anything for them to do, we must allow them to carry on with their further investigations before I think we come to any conclusions" External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further," "This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings" External link

bbc Friday, May 6, 2022 10:18:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic isn’t over but we are seeing encouraging signs the recent high levels of infections across Wales are falling. There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further. This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, May 6, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic isn’t over but we are seeing encouraging signs the recent high levels of infections across Wales are falling. There are steps we can all take to protect ourselves while coronavirus is still circulating and reduce the spread of the virus even further. This is particularly true in places where some of the most vulnerable people in society are being treated and live, which is why we will retain the legal requirement to wear face coverings in health and social care settings. " External link

icWales Friday, May 6, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

themirror Thursday, April 21, 2022 11:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Retaining face coverings in health and social care settings will help to control the spread of coronavirus in places where some of the most vulnerable people in our society are being treated and live, while also helping to protect staff. We’re keeping this specific requirement in place while we continue with our gradual and cautious approach towards moving beyond the emergency response and away from the legal protections, which have been in place for the last two years. You can get more Covid news and other story updates by Read more: Mark Drakeford said Boris Johnson 'clearly broke the law' " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, April 15, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Despite repeated promises, the UK Government's announcement today leaves Wales with less say over less money. We'll lose over £1bn that could have been used to grow the economy and support our most disadvantaged communities. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Friday, April 15, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You can’t be a law-maker and a law-breaker. The Prime Minister has denied time and again that he did anything wrong. He has clearly broken the laws he made and asked people to follow. People are angry and upset. I don’t see how someone in this position can carry on" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You can’t be a law-maker and a law-breaker. The Prime Minister has denied time and again that he did anything wrong. He has clearly broken the laws he made and asked people to follow. People are angry and upset. I don’t see how someone in this position can carry on" External link

icWales Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "I've always said throughout the whole partygate business that you cannot be a lawmaker and a law breaker at the same time. "And if a prime minister has been fined, then I'm afraid all those things that he said time and time and time again on the floor of the House of Commons, that nothing had ever gone wrong inside Downing Street from which he is responsible - well, all of that can no longer be sustained. "And I don't see how he thinks he can carry on" External link

bbc Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:33:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "You cannot be a lawmaker and a law breaker at the same time. I don't see how he thinks he can carry on" External link

dailypost-co-uk Tuesday, April 12, 2022 5:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It's a very particular day and was in the first half of April" External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, April 11, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Places like this make a huge difference. We’ve seen that today. " External link

southwalesargus Monday, April 11, 2022 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Naturally, there are many issues which need to be discussed, but if there are possibilities to bring the Tour de France to Wales, then we’ll do all we can to make it happen,” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, April 1, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we have made a joint commitment that no child in Wales should go hungry and that every child in our primary schools will be able to have a free school meal. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Together we have made a joint commitment that no child in Wales should go hungry and that every child in our primary schools will be able to have a free school meal. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "According to the UK Government's own biometrics and forensics ethics group the lack of representation of ethnic minority faces in the training data on which the technology used by the police is based means it is more likely to identify innocent black people as criminals. This will exacerbate the racial disproportionality in rates of detention that you, yourself, have acknowledged. In Scotland the use of this technology is banned for this reason. We lack the power to do so currently in Wales but will you at least support the prohibition of its use on publicly-owned land like the Senedd steps where the rally was held on Sunday?" External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 30, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "According to the UK Government's own biometrics and forensics ethics group the lack of representation of ethnic minority faces in the training data on which the technology used by the police is based means it is more likely to identify innocent black people as criminals. This will exacerbate the racial disproportionality in rates of detention that you, yourself, have acknowledged. In Scotland the use of this technology is banned for this reason. We lack the power to do so currently in Wales but will you at least support the prohibition of its use on publicly-owned land like the Senedd steps where the rally was held on Sunday?" External link

icWales Wednesday, March 30, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Monday, March 28, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We had hoped to be able to take the next steps (in that plan) on Monday, (March 28) by removing the legal framework, which underpins the remaining protections we have in place, and replacing them with strengthened guidance to help keep people safe. " External link

dailypost-co-uk Monday, March 28, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The last two years have shown just how many twists and turns there have been during this coronavirus journey, and that unpredictability continues to the present day. Three weeks ago when I was last here, at the last review, the public health situation had been improving steadily for many weeks. Cases were falling in all parts of Wales and we were hopeful that the worst of the pandemic was behind us. " External link

icWales Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:09:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, there are a number of reasons why we struck that difficult, but careful balance where we have struck it. We do have to find a way of living safely with coronavirus. It is going to be with us not just for the next few weeks, but through the whole of this calendar year. And we can't go on relying forever on the force of the law to keep us safe from it. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As community transmission has increased we have also seen a rise in pandemic pressures in the NHS. There are currently more than 1,400 Covid-19 related patients in hospital – the highest level since early March last year. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer, to help keep Wales safe,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 25, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the single most important protection that we have,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 25, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As community transmission has increased we have also seen a rise in pandemic pressures in the NHS. There are currently more than 1,400 Covid-19 related patients in hospital – the highest level since early March last year. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Well, there are a number of reasons why we struck that difficult, but careful balance where we have struck it. We do have to find a way of living safely with coronavirus. It is going to be with us not just for the next few weeks, but through the whole of this calendar year. And we can't go on relying forever on the force of the law to keep us safe from it. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK," "We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer, to help keep Wales safe" External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales and the rest of the UK, driven by the BA.2 sub-type of omicron. This means that we will continue to slowly relax the few protections that remain in place. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "firmly on the path towards leaving the emergency response to the pandemic behind us”. The requirement to self-isolate after a positive coronavirus test will also move into guidance. And a £500 self-isolation payment to support people will continue to be available until June. Two key legal protections will remain in place, however, as coronavirus cases have risen sharply in recent weeks, driven by the BA.2 sub-type of the omicron variant. Face coverings will remain a legal requirement in health and social care settings. And coronavirus risk assessments must continue to be carried out by businesses, with reasonable measures put in place in light of those assessments. “We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK," External link

westerntelegraph Friday, March 25, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have seen an unwelcome rise in coronavirus cases across Wales, mirroring the position in most of the UK. We have carefully considered the very latest scientific and medical evidence and we need to keep some legal protections in place for a little while longer to help keep Wales safe. " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 1:32:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

mercopress Monday, March 21, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

themirror Monday, March 21, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

skynews Monday, March 21, 2022 10:28:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

icWales Monday, March 21, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

heart Monday, March 21, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. " External link

skynews Monday, March 21, 2022 5:47:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, March 21, 2022 4:43:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child makes it clear that children have the right to be protected from harm and from being hurt and this includes physical punishment. That right is now enshrined in Welsh law. No more grey areas. No more ‘defence of reasonable punishment’. That is all in the past. There is no place for physical punishment in a modern Wales” External link

icWales Monday, March 21, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Other than the crises we've talked about that is absolutely our main preoccupation as a government," External link

icWales Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic has touched all of our lives in different ways and I would encourage everyone to take part in this process and provide their feedback. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, March 11, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The pandemic has touched all of our lives in different ways and I would encourage everyone to take part in this process and provide their feedback. " External link

icWales Friday, March 11, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford acknowledged : "we’ve been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years" External link

southwalesargus Friday, March 11, 2022 10:20:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Wizz Air ) : "If we are able to play a part through the offer that Wizz Air has made, and Members here will know about it—Wizz Air offering to fly, at its own expense, 100,000 people to the United Kingdom, particularly from those countries that have already absorbed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people into their communities while we struggle to get a handful of people into the United Kingdom. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6:10:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Wizz Air ) : "If we are able to play a part through the offer that Wizz Air has made, and Members here will know about it—Wizz Air offering to fly, at its own expense, 100,000 people to the United Kingdom, particularly from those countries that have already absorbed hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people into their communities while we struggle to get a handful of people into the United Kingdom. " External link

icWales Wednesday, March 9, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about The UK ) : "The accounts of what has happened in Calais have damaged the reputation of this country around the world. "When the Home Secretary said she was surging a team to Calais to help people it turned out to be three people with a box of KitKat and crisps. "This is absolutely not what people in this country expect their government to be doing" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford wrote : "Wales is ready to support refugees from Ukraine but more needs to be done to ensure safe and easy travel routes are available. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford wrote : "Wales is ready to support refugees from Ukraine but more needs to be done to ensure safe and easy travel routes are available. " External link

coventrytelegraph Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "This does not mean the pandemic is over but we need to be able to live safely with this virus – just as we live with other infectious illnesses," External link

icWales Monday, March 7, 2022 5:35:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “It’s very important Wales doesn’t become an escape for people trying to get round the new tighter restrictions being introduced in England,” External link

newscientist Monday, March 7, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford criticised : "plan to live safely with coronavirus" External link

telegraph Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Our service will continue to operate above and beyond what is available now in England, where the UK Government has, in a cliff-edge way, dismantled its testing capacity. " External link

telegraph Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:44:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “All of that has saved thousands of lives and has significantly weakened the link between catching coronavirus and (it) becoming a serious illness,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 4, 2022 5:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "As we publish this longer-term plan, there is no doubt we have reached a significant moment in this pandemic and we can look to the future with growing confidence that the next year will be one in which we have a different relationship with the virus. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 11:10:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford says : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

icWales Friday, March 4, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. It has touched all our lives – across Wales families and communities have made many sacrifices to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. People in Wales have followed the rules. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, March 4, 2022 4:29:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We've been living in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic for two long years. " External link

themirror Friday, March 4, 2022 2:08:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Wales, as a Nation of Sanctuary, stands ready to welcome people fleeing Ukraine. Tomorrow we will be holding urgent discussions with local authority leaders to ensure preparations are in place to accept refugees” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We stand in support of the Ukrainian people who are bravely resisting this unprovoked and brutal act of war,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 2, 2022 2:37:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Thanks to everyone’s hard work and all their sacrifices, cases of coronavirus are falling across Wales,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "The people of Wales are appalled at the invasion of Ukraine, and, as a nation of sanctuary, we will do everything we can to support the Ukrainian people," "Wales is open to provide a welcome and safety to those fleeing war and persecution" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "they have the support of the whole of our nation as they face those deeply troubling days ahead" External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 2, 2022 1:07:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It’s been a difficult two years during which we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. " External link

icWales Tuesday, March 1, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 28, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

icWales Monday, February 28, 2022 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 28, 2022 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have worked hard to make sure the protections we have in place are proportionate to the public health situation and the risk of coronavirus. " External link

icWales Monday, February 28, 2022 3:56:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well, it's all to be welcomed that is for sure. There's a slightly grudging spirit in the Home Office's announcement constantly talking about concessions being made to people who are already here. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "No, what I think I'm calling for is a continuation of the close engagement we have had with the UK Government in recent days, so that we can plan together for the moment when we will need to be able to welcome a greater number of people from the Ukraine into the United Kingdom. I think it's fair to allow the UK Government some time to see how events unfold, but planning and preparation needs to happen now. There was a good start of that last week, and I am very keen to see that continue" External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford replied : "Well, it's all to be welcomed that is for sure. There's a slightly grudging spirit in the Home Office's announcement constantly talking about concessions being made to people who are already here. " External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford responded : "No, what I think I'm calling for is a continuation of the close engagement we have had with the UK Government in recent days, so that we can plan together for the moment when we will need to be able to welcome a greater number of people from the Ukraine into the United Kingdom. I think it's fair to allow the UK Government some time to see how events unfold, but planning and preparation needs to happen now. There was a good start of that last week, and I am very keen to see that continue" External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Many of you will have heard the Prime Minister this afternoon setting out the pattern of transmission in London and the South East of England, which has been linked to this new variant of coronavirus. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Any decision to change the existing National Testing Programme would be premature and reckless. Testing has played a pivotal role in breaking chains of transmission and as a surveillance tool helping us detect and respond to emerging variants. It's essential that this continues. " External link

icWales Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Testing has played a pivotal role in breaking chains of transmission and as a surveillance tool helping us detect and respond to emerging variants," "It's essential that this continues" External link

4-traders Monday, February 21, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country" External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, February 19, 2022 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 18, 2022 5:24:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Next month, we will publish a plan setting out how we will move beyond alert level zero and the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years. This will help us all to make some plans for the future,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 18, 2022 4:55:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying ( about Traffic Wales ) : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. “We are expecting significant disruption to travel - all trains in Wales will be cancelled on Friday - so please think carefully and only travel tomorrow if absolutely necessary" External link

icWales Friday, February 18, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford saying : "We are working very closely with national agencies, local authorities and the emergency services to prepare for the incoming storm Eunice. “A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 7am on Friday, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. “We are expecting significant disruption to travel - all trains in Wales will be cancelled on Friday - so please think carefully and only travel tomorrow if absolutely necessary" External link

icWales Friday, February 18, 2022 8:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "A red warning has been issued for much of south Wales from 07.00 tomorrow, which means there is a danger to life. Amber warnings will be in place from early Friday morning for the rest of the country. " External link

icWales Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "there's no extra money for Wales" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "there's no extra money for Wales" External link

icWales Tuesday, February 15, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mr Roberts ) : "I am shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Aled Roberts today. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I was privileged to work with Aled as both an Assembly Member and during his time as Welsh Language Commissioner. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, February 14, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 11, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, February 11, 2022 3:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford added : "the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years" External link

icWales Friday, February 11, 2022 10:52:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Next month, we will publish a plan setting out how we will move beyond alert level zero and the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years. This will help us all to make some plans for the future,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, February 11, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

heart Friday, February 11, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

piratefm Friday, February 11, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and boosted and thanks to the hard work and efforts of everyone across Wales, we are confident that coronavirus rates are falling and we can look forward to brighter times ahead. " External link

skynews Friday, February 11, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years” External link

pressandjournal Friday, February 11, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “the emergency footing on which we have been operating for nearly two years” External link

thecourier Friday, February 11, 2022 2:09:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "If things continue to improve then there would be an active debate on whether the Covid Pass is still a proportionate part of the measure that we want to have in place," External link

westerntelegraph Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:29:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "It has been almost two years since the coronavirus pandemic hit Wales. Too many people have been taken too soon by this awful virus. We will remember all of them and keep them in our hearts and our minds. " External link

icWales Monday, February 7, 2022 10:59:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "There are many downsides to that strategy. I don't have the evidence that the member refers to. I don't know what he means by 'many' people going private, and I certainly don't recognise the view that it is generally held by patients that GPs are not the right people to provide the help that they need. " External link

icWales Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe—unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet” “We are moving to alert level zero and we will retain some important protections, such as face coverings in most indoor public places and risk assessments,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, January 28, 2022 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the few remaining protections on February 10. Nobody wants anything left in place any longer than is proportionate to the risk from coronavirus. All the public opinion tests that we have carried out, through the whole of the pandemic, continues to show that for every person in Wales who thinks we have been too slow in lifting restrictions, there are two people who are anxious that we are going too quickly. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are moving the mandate in a whole range of areas today on exactly that basis. It will no longer be obligatory to work from home, for example. I think a lot of people have learnt that over the past 20 months that you can work from home successfully, and will continue to do that at least some days in the week. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We will review the few remaining protections on February 10. Nobody wants anything left in place any longer than is proportionate to the risk from coronavirus. All the public opinion tests that we have carried out, through the whole of the pandemic, continues to show that for every person in Wales who thinks we have been too slow in lifting restrictions, there are two people who are anxious that we are going too quickly. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We are moving the mandate in a whole range of areas today on exactly that basis. It will no longer be obligatory to work from home, for example. I think a lot of people have learnt that over the past 20 months that you can work from home successfully, and will continue to do that at least some days in the week. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 11:45:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 10:40:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Friday, January 28, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “We have passed the peak of this omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise,” External link

westerntelegraph Friday, January 28, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We have passed the peak of this Omicron wave and there are encouraging signs that cases of coronavirus may be starting to stabilise. But we all need to continue taking steps to stay safe – unfortunately the pandemic is not over yet. " External link

icWales Friday, January 28, 2022 1:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "Today on Holocaust Memorial Day, Wales stands together to remember the victims of the Holocaust and genocides around the world. " External link

southwalesargus Thursday, January 27, 2022 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : "We continue to raise our concerns with the UK Government about the speed at which it has removed public health protections in relation to international travel and the progressive erosion of such protections. " External link

hulldailymail Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said : “Personally I believe wearing a mask should be a choice,” External link

stokesentinel Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : "Nous aussi au pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël" External link

francetvinfo Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford déclaré : «Nous aussi au Pays de Galles devons utiliser les semaines à venir pour réduire la propagation du virus et créer plus de marge pour la période de Noël» External link

24heures Friday, November 27, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford disse : "o vírus está a espalhar-se rapidamente por todo o País de Gales" External link

sabado Monday, October 19, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford explicou : “As únicas excepções serão dadas aos trabalhadores essenciais e empregos que não permitam um regime em teletrabalho” External link

diarioeconomico Monday, October 19, 2020 4:23:00 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



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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Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "I think it is unlikely that we will need to return to the level of protections that we have seen in previous winters, largely because as I've said, we now have the protection, that vaccination offers. The JCVI was meeting again yesterday to plan ahead for the way in which vaccination will continue to be part of our defence against the virus, there are new treatments becoming available, antivirals and so on that will change the way in which we can deal with this virus. Read more: Full updates of the Mark Drakeford press conference " External link

icWales Friday, March 25, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Fiona Smith added ( about Mark Drakeford ) : “Absolutely not. I haven’t always agreed with his policies but as a Prime Minister he has had it bloody rough from day one. Let’s see if Mark Drakeford could handle these world situations. I and many people who I have spoken to would not felt [sic] on him at all” External link

southwales-eveningpost Wednesday, March 9, 2022 2:23:00 AM EAT

Fiona Smith added ( about Mark Drakeford ) : “Absolutely not. I haven’t always agreed with his policies but as a Prime Minister he has had it bloody rough from day one. Let’s see if Mark Drakeford could handle these world situations. I and many people who I have spoken to would not felt [sic] on him at all” External link

icWales Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mark Drakeford said ( about Mark Drakeford ) : "In practical terms, it means doing everything we can to provide those practical things, accommodation, education, health care, to people who come to resettle and remake their lives in Wales. But it's more than just services, it's also about an attitude of mind. He shared a story about a Syrian refugee recently approaching him in a Cardiff car park and said it showed Wales could be a welcoming home to refugees. Mr Drakeford, who represents Cardiff West in the Senedd, said: " External link

icWales Sunday, February 27, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT