Budget: Lib Dems disappointed by schools spending

Welsh Liberal Democrats say they'll vote against the Welsh Government's spending plans because there's not enough money earmarked to help poorer pupils. The party's stance comes despite a government commitment to continue with the pupil deprivation grant, agreed as part of last year's budget deal.

The Welsh Government is also pledging to look at another Lib Dem proposal - a fund for new medical treatments. Lib Dem finance spokesman Peter Black says that's welcome, but not enough to win his party's votes.

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Welsh Govt budget deal

The Welsh Government has agreed a deal with Plaid Cymru which would allow Labour to get its spending plans through the Assembly.