1. Wales

AM calls auditor to probe Rhodri Morgan 'BBC deal' claim

Eluned Parrott AM has written to the Auditor General asking him to investigate Rhodri Morgan's claim that the Welsh Government spent £10m developing Cardiff Bay roads on the understanding that BBC Wales would move its headquarters there.

View all 2 updates ›

AM asks Auditor General to investigate Rhodri Morgan's claim of £10m road spend based on 'BBC agreement'

Liberal Democrat AM Eluned Parrott has written to the Auditor General asking him to investigate Rhodri Morgan's claim that the Welsh Government spent £10m developing Cardiff Bay roads on the understanding that BBC Wales would move its headquarters there.

The proposed new BBC Wales headquarters in the centre of Cardiff Credit: BBC Cymru Wales

"If what Rhodri Morgan says is true, then the Welsh Labour Government has spent £10 million on the basis of a verbal agreement that was not even adhered to" she said.

“I believe the Auditor General needs to be looking at this case as a matter of urgency which is why I have written to him today."

"The Welsh Labour Government needs to explain step by step how the decision to spend this large amount of money was taken."

More top news