Friday, 25 October 2013
Russell Goodway highly Secretive over Financial Risks of illegal State Aid
FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WRITTEN QUESTIONS: COUNCIL, 24 OCTOBER 2013
W18 WRITTEN QUESTION FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR McEVOY
Could you outline legal written advice given regarding Cardiff’s financial exposure with Prosiect Gwyrdd and allegations of the Welsh Government grant contravening state aid rules?
I am advised that any such advice would be covered by legal professional privilege and it would not be appropriate for this to be disclosed publicly.
Note - 'priviledge' is not absolute: "Legal Professional Privilege (“Privilege”) entitles a client to refuse to disclose certain confidential, legal communications... It protects confidential communications between a lawyer and his client provided that the communications are for the purpose of seeking and receiving legal advice in a relevant legal context."
Why the false answer from Goodway, if not to mislead?