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18 Dec 2019

‘Shortcoming’ over bus funds

There was a ‘shortcoming’ in official processes when a bus service in the Minister for Economy and Transport’s constituency received funding, an investigation has found.

The Welsh Government inquiry, however, found ‘no suggestion of impropriety’ by Clwyd South AM Ken Skates (b. 1976).

Ken Skates
Ken Skates AM
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The First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford (b. 1954), said rules were ‘not fully observed’ and there was not enough care taken to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.

Mr Drakeford added that the Welsh Government was strengthening guidance for ministers and civil servants.


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