The Welsh Conservatives have joined opposition criticism of the Welsh Government's refusal to make a statement to the Assembly on a critical report into its handling of the failed charity Awema.
An opposition bid for an urgent question has been allowed but the Welsh Government insists it would be 'inappropriate' to make a statement before the Public Accounts Committee considers the Wales Audit Office report, a defence dismissed as 'flannel' by the Tory Assembly leader Andrew RT Davies.
This lazy Labour cabinet holes itself up on issues of national importance far too often.
While the pantomime ministers are happy to dismiss responsibility and shriek with horror at difficult UK government decisions, they repeatedly lock their doors and shun the spotlight on issues that call their leadership into question.
The First Minister should say sorry for this shambles and give a guarantee that it won’t happen again
Finance Minister Jane Hutt comes under fire over a critical report into the Welsh Government's supervision of the failed charity AWEMA
The former CEO of the now-defunct charity AWEMA defends himself against allegations of financial and managerial impropriety.
There were ‘weaknesses’ in the way the Welsh Government managed the funding of now-defunct Welsh charity AWEMA, says the Wales Audit Office.