Len Duvall (AM): With Simon Milton, it is not a question of finance; it is a question of advice to a senior politician of another Authority and it is a Conservative Act and it is an Act that is often quoted by the Members opposite.
Your twin aims of the Patience Wheatcroft exercise looking for the future, looking at the LDA and the GLA I would take on board. We would want to participate in that in some form or another. It is really about the partisan way: if you have nothing to hide and you are not worried, why did you not ask other political groups here to put forward their nominees in the spirit of working together? The Liberal Democrats, Greens, Labour. I have to say previous members of this administration had a proud record of asking questions and did much work in terms of trying to hold the Mayor to account on the LDA issues, and that is unfinished business. You do not sweep away that work or the work that your colleagues have previously done. That is where you are wrong. So the question then is: if that is the spirit of this exercise, as you say - and we should point out that all these people on this exercise are all Conservative nominees except for the support officer that is working to them - why do you not offer the other political groupings here the opportunity to put forward an independent nominee outside this body to come and sit and work with them? If you have nothing to hide, why don't you do that to reassure us that it is not some political witch hunt and that we are moving forward and you genuinely want to take our input in some form or other?