Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has linked the Welsh Government's plans to buy Cardiff Airport to its decision to cut council tax benefit in line with a reduction in Treasury funding. He intervened during today's special debate in the Senedd on the new council tax benefit regulations.
The Labour AM Mike Hedges retorted that when the airport was in local authority ownership it was making a million pounds a year. He claimed that the then Welsh Secretary, John Redwood, had insisted that the airport was privatised 'because it was so profitable'.
On the council tax benefit itself, the Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders said the Welsh Government was isolated in its decision to pass on the cut. Labour's Mick Antoniw said the Conservatives had shown contempt for the poor. The new regulations were passed unanimously without a formal vote.
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