Response to PAC report on NRW timber sales

Responding to the report published today by the Public Accounts Committee on the NRW timber scandal, Shadow Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs, Andrew RT Davies AM, said:

“The way this contract was handled from start to finish has raised serious questions, and we have little confidence in the ability of Natural Resources Wales to get to the ‘root’ of the problem.

“When a public body like NRW so flagrantly breaks the rules there must be consequences and as the Welsh Labour Government created this quango it must now take responsibility.

“Regrettably, Natural Resources Wales has been mired in scandal and today’s alarming report reinforces the view that the organisation has spiralled out of control.”