PLAID Cymru Deputy Leader, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS has criticised the Welsh Government’s decision to schedule its press conference at the same time as a Senedd debate on an independent public inquiry into its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plaid Cymru Deputy Leader, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS said,
“It is staggering that Welsh Government is to hold a press conference during a Senedd debate specifically designed to ensure maximum transparency on the Welsh Government’s handling of the pandemic.
“The First Minister and his Ministers were not elected to the Welsh Government briefing room, they were elected to the Senedd.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen announcement after announcement made by press release, rather than in our Parliament where proper scrutiny can take place. Sadly, here’s another example of a Government snub.”