Aled Roberts, who's Chief Whip of the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly group, has explained how he handled the complaint against an AM accused of inappropriate conduct, using procedures brought in after similar cases in England. Mr Roberts was speaking on Sharp End on ITV Cymru Wales.
It emerged at the weekend that the Liberal Democrat AM for Mid and West Wales, William Powell, apologised last year for behaving inappropriately towards a young woman in 2011, although she had declined to make a formal complaint. He was interviewed by Mr Roberts and given a formal written warning.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats say a complaint into the behaviour of William Powell AM has been "treated seriously" and the Welsh Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales was "given a formal written warning."
The party received party received an anonymous complaint in May 2013, relating to an incident in June 2011.
The Welsh Liberal Democrat William Powell AM has offered an "unreserved apology" for his behaviour, after his party received an anonymous complaint in May 2013. The complaint related to an incident in June 2011.
The woman in question decided not to follow a formal grievance procedure and wished to remain anonymous.
"I am aware of an anonymous complaint having been made," said Mr Powell.
"The complaint was put to me by the the Chief Whip and I cooperated fully with him in this matter.
"I apologised to the Chief Whip and offered an unreserved apology, through him, to anyone else for any hurt or offence caused and I would certainly wish to do so again, in writing or in person.”
The Welsh Liberal Democrat Environment spokesman, William Powell, has added his voice to criticism of the Natural Resources minister and department. It follows a series of strongly-worded criticisms and concerns set out in a letter from the cross-party Environment committee.
William Powell said: