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Heads of the Valleys road Wales Audit Office report – Statement from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

20/02/2020

The Chair of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, Nick Ramsay AM, has issued the following statement in response to the Wales Audit Office report on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road between Abergavenny and Hirwaun.

Mr Ramsay said:

“I welcome this interim findings report by the Auditor General. It is no secret that the A465 Section 2 project is substantially over budget and behind schedule and it is clear that the construction work has had a significant impact on the local community. 

“The report provides a useful summary of issues that have affected project delivery and that have been at the heart of the contractual dispute about the liability for certain costs. 

“While the end of the project is now in closer sight, the final cost to the public purse remains uncertain. 

“The Public Accounts Committee will be considering the Auditor General’s findings shortly.”

The Public Accounts Committee is the National Assembly committee responsible for looking at how the Welsh Government spends its budget to ensure the Welsh public gets the best possible value for money.

The full report is available from the Wales Audit Office.

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