Carwyn Jones has told AMs that he's 'surprised' the Prime Minister denies promising that the Assembly's consent would be needed to change its voting system. The First Minister was told by the former Presiding Officer, Lord Elis Thomas, that he shared his recollection of what David Cameron had said.
– Dafydd Elis Thomas AM
He told us there would be no change in the voting system for this place without the consent of this place.
– Carwyn Jones AM
That's what he told me ... I'm rather surprised that he doesn't recall that now.
During a debate on proposed changes the Assembly's electoral system, MPs were told that the Prime Minister did not tell the First Minister that any changes would be decided by Assembly members.
The difference of recollection emerged in this exchange between former Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy and Wales Office minister David Jones:
Mr Murphy responded by saying 'In that case, someone's telling untruths.'