No further action will be taken against a Conservative AM accused of being drunk druing a Senedd debate. Assembly chiefs say there were 'not grounds' to have prevented Nick Ramsay from taking part in that debate.
The inquiry began after a member of the public complained about Monmouthshire AM Nick Ramsay made contributions that were 'slurred, incoherent and insolent.' For further details click here.
But a spokesperson for the Presiding Officer has issued this statement:
The person who complained to the Presiding Officer about Nick Ramsay's conduct in the Senedd yesterday says he has no faith that anything will come of it. He's identified himself as Jonathan G Williams, of Whitchurch in Cardiff.
Conservative Assembly Member Nick Ramsay won't make any comment following the announcement that the Presiding Officer will investigate a complaint that he was drunk when he spoke during a debate in the Senedd chamber.
But a Welsh Conservatives spokesperson said the complaint is being treated seriously and the AM for Monmouth will co-operate with the Presiding Officer's inquiry.
A spokesperson for the Assembly Commission has confirmed that the Presiding Officer will look into a complaint about the conduct of Conservative Assembly Member Nick Ramsay.
This is the exchange in the Senedd yesterday, when Nick Ramsay is alleged to have been drinking before speaking.
The intervention by the Monmouth AM in the Assembly debate on mental health was heard in near silence in the Senedd. Health Minister Mark Drakeford, expressed disappointment at what the Tory AM was saying.
The Presiding Officer has been asked to investigate claims that a Conservative Assembly Member had been drinking before he spoke in the Senedd chamber yesterday. A member of the public has accused Monmouthshire AM Nick Ramsay of making contributions that 'were slurred, incoherent and insolent.'
The Welsh Conservatives have not yet commented nor has Mr Ramsay. It's understood that it was his birthday yesterday but he's told colleagues that he had not been drinking. The Presiding Officer is due to make a response imminently.
Nick Ramsay who's been sacked as the Welsh Conservative's Shadow Finance Minister says he won't launch a leadership challenge. Speaking in Brussels where he's chairing a meeting of the Business and Enterprise Committee he said he would support the leader Andrew RT Davies in 'whatever way I can.'
The Monmouth AM narrowly lost the leadership to Mr Davies in 2011, but he says he's focussing on the needs of his constituents.
Responding to the Economy Minister's statement on the support offered to steel firm Rowecord, Shadow Business Minister Nick Ramsay said: