Inquiry finds no evidence the First Minister misled Assembly over bullying allegations

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The allegations centred on claims that the late Carl Sargeant was undermined by a special adviser acting on behalf of the First Minister.

The potential breach of the Ministerial Code arose because Carwyn Jones had flatly denied in the Senedd that there had been any bullying. The code requires ministers to always give truthful answers. The First Minister has issued the following statement:

In his report, James Hamilton says he took evidence from Leighton Andrews, the former cabinet minister who made allegations that some ministers were undermined by a Welsh Government special adviser.

Mr Hamilton concluded that "there is no evidence that the matter complained of on that date was described as bullying and the allegation was strongly disputed by the adviser. I found that even if the allegation were substantiated, it is doubtful that it could properly be described as bullying".