Tensions have emerged at the heart of Welsh Government after the Culture Minister, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, refused to endorse the governmentâ€™s deal with Pinewood Studios.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Welsh Government issued a statement that it was â€œproudâ€� of its association with Pinewood, and of the studio, describing it as an â€œopportunity that Wales could not afford to miss out onâ€�.
However, the Culture Minister, Dafydd Elis-Thomas, has distanced himself from the comments this afternoon â€“ repeatedly refusing to echo that sentiment when challenged by journalists at a Policy Forum debate on the arts in Wales.
Instead, he repeatedly advised that delegates that â€œthis all happened before I was in postâ€�.
The row comes as the Wales Audit Office has published a critical report into the Welsh Governmentâ€™s management of the studio.
Speaking after First Ministerâ€™s Questions, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives â€“ Andrew RT Davies â€“ said:
â€œCollective responsibility now appears to be out of the window.
â€œItâ€™s rare that I find myself in agreement with the Culture minister, but itâ€™s hard to make a positive case for the Welsh Governmentâ€™s handling of the Pinewood project.
â€œThe Auditor Generalâ€™s report raises serious questions over the investment, and whether the government ever had the expertise needed to make it work.
â€œWe were promised thousands of jobs and Â£90 million in economic activity as a result of the investment.
â€œInstead, the Welsh Labour Government has turned the golden goose into a turkey.
â€œThe Minister is right to distance himself from this debacle because you simply cannot defend the indefensible. Itâ€™s just the latest in a long line of examples of the First Minister over-promising and under-delivering.â€�