Top Civil Servant tells staff to show her evidence to Carl Sargeant inquiry
As the independent QC-led inquiry into the events surrounding Carwyn jones' decision to sack Carl Sargeant gets underway, the Permanent Secretary at the Welsh Government has told civil servants to bring any evidence that they think might be relevant to the attention of her or another senior official.
The barrister in charge of the inquiry, Paul Bowen QC, has invited witnesses to contact his team directly and in confidence. But the Permanent Secretary, Dame Shan Morgan, says the civil service has a role in providing evidence to the inquiry.
The leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, says the independence of the whole process has been called into question.
Carl Sargeant was found dead last November. He had apparently taken his own life days after he was sacked as a cabinet minister by Carwyn Jones. The First Minister had passed allegations about Mr Sargeant's conduct to the Labour party for investigation.