The Welsh Government has been accused of being "asleep at the wheel" in a row over the closure of the Bridgend Ford plant.
Economy Minister, Ken Skates confirmed the Ford taskforce did not meet for two months after rumours began circulating that the car giant would be axing its operations in South Wales after he was asked by Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price.
The taskforce, which included Ford Europe, Ford UK and other interested parties and was set up to explore possible opportunities to protect jobs at Bridgend, had not met for nine months prior to the announcement.
The Welsh Government says the taskforce was only one of the ways it engaged with the company over the issue in order to safeguard jobs.
Ford announced earlier this month the closure of the plant with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
The Welsh Government said it has had a range of discussions with Ford, unions and others about the site as well as raising the issue in meetings and discussions with UK Government Ministers.