Friday, 22 April 2011

Waste Watchers

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will expose an example of the waste and inefficiency of Labour and Plaid Cymru in government on each day of the Welsh general election campaign

It was revealed last October that Wales won just £570,000 worth of Tier One Olympic Contracts compared to £17 million for Northern Ireland and £22 million for Scotland. Freedom of Information requests placed by the Welsh Liberal Democrats revealed that there had been no written correspondence between the Welsh Ministers and the Olympic Delivery Authority in the last three years.

Welsh firms are missing out on multi million pound Olympic contracts as the Scottish and Northern Irish governments leave Wales trailing.

The Minister for Economy and Transport, Plaid Cymru's Ieuan Wyn Jones, wrote to his Northern Ireland counterpart bemoaning Wales' lack of success, stating 'The amount of Welsh companies who have successfully won business via the CompeteFor Portal is lower than we hoped'. However, Ieuan Wyn Jones had not written to the ODA himself.

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