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FMQs: Tram lines? What tram lines? More questions for the First Minister

First Minister Carwyn Jones cracking a joke Photo: ITV Wales News

As always when it comes to First Minister's Questions, there was a fair bit of banter between the FM and the Leader of the Opposition Andrew RT Davies. The topic of conversation for the nth week running centred on the reorganisation of the Health Service, given the fact that one man's reorganisation is another's hospital closures.

This week, though, the beady gaze fell on the Education Minister, Leighton Andrews who had been campaigning to safeguard the future of the Royal Glamorgan Hospital which is located in his constituency.

And while the direction of travel of the Health Service in Wales has been of great interest to RT, it was the details he was now after. What were the so-called tram lines that the Education Minister was working within? Only the FM seemed to know.

But while the FM and the Leader of the Opposition wound each other up with much encouragement from their parties , punctuated by staccato hammering from the Presiding Officer to bring some order, Plaid Cymru Leader Leanne Woods was less than amused at the bullish atmosphere that was developing.

She asked the FM what plans he had to train more Doctors in Wales and retain them here once they completed their training. She was none the wiser.

Kirsty Williams, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats also had Leighton Andrews in her sights. This time, the questions were about Education and the standards in Welsh schools.

Eluned Parrott got on her feet after questions from the Party Leaders to inquire what the FM was going to do about a direct bus service to Cardiff Wales Airport. After all the FM had promised to sort it out. Clearly expecting to be fobbed off, she asked with a mischievous gleam in her eye, when such a bus arrive ? His answer surprised her and it must be said most other people as well. His reply? August.