'Ann Clwyd has produced no evidence and no facts'


"Ann Clwyd has produced no evidence and no facts" said the First Minister Carwyn Jones on 18 March 2014.

Mr Jones seriously criticised the Labour MP Ann Clwyd for the first time over her attacks on the state of the Welsh NHS while answering a question form the leader of the Conservatives Andrew R T Davies.

The first minister said "I have asked her, the minister for health has asked her, she has produced nothing but anonymous comments that are unattributable, we do not know where they are from, whether they are correct or not, they can't be investigated.

"I'm afraid we have asked her on more than one occasion to produce the evidence to back up her claims, I've done it, the minister for health has done it, I've done it to her in person and in writing, she has not done it."

Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood asked the first minister for his version of events and whether there was a formal agreement back in 2012 on the electrification of the valleys line.

There was "no agreement at any time" that the Welsh government should fund the electrification of the valleys line according to the First Minister.

Ms Wood said that there was a difference of opinion between the secretary of state for Wales and the first minster.

The first minister said that the response from the secretary of state was "bordering on hysterical".

He also added "why on earth would we as a government look to fund something that isn't even devolved?"

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