The family of Carl Sargeant has threatened legal action after lawyers claimed they had been excluded from a probe into the late minister’s sacking by Carwyn Jones.
A solicitor for the family has said they remain “deeply concerned” about Welsh Government senior civil servant Permanent Secretary Dame Shan Morgan’s “decision-making” in relation to the family’s exclusion.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies said:
â€œThe conduct of key Welsh Government figures throughout this whole tragic episode has been nothing short of disgraceful.
â€œThe permanent secretaryâ€™s refusal to allow the family to have their own legal representation at the inquiry, meaning they will be unable to have a barrister cross-examine any of the witnesses is unacceptable, and once again calls into question her role in this process.
â€œAt the heart of this is a family that is seeking answers – a family which has lost both a husband and father.
â€œThis is the very least they deserve and any obstruction to that end is inexcusable, with the motives for doing such clear for all to see.â€�