Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR Or try the cases search
Cases Banner
spacer
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Cases
Code Advice

Complainant Name:
Cllr Veronyca Bates Hughes

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: South Wales Evening Post

Complaint:

Cllr Veronyca Bates Hughes of Swansea Council complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which stated that she was paid 597 to chair a single 5 minute West Area Planning Committee meeting. She said that the article was inaccurate and misleading.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to remove the online article and publish the following clarification:

Further to our article of 22 June 'Taxpayers hit with bill for five-minute committee meeting', we would like to make clear that it is not the case that Cllr Bates Hughes was paid 597 for chairing a single five minute meeting. The role of Chair of the Local Planning Committee involves a wide range of duties, of which the actual chairing of formal meetings constitutes only a limited part. We are happy to make this clear.

Date Published: 13/10/2010



<< Go Back
spacer