Timing is everything
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM WIRRAL COUNCIL
24 December 2012
Statement re: David Green
At 4pm today (24 December 2012), Graham Burgess, Wirral Council Chief Executive, issued the following press statement:
“At around 2.00pm today, Christmas Eve, I had delivered to David Green, the preliminary investigation into the Audit Commission’s report on the Colas Contract on Wirral Highways.
“On the advice of the Investigator, Richard Penn, to the-then Acting Chief Executive, Ian Coleman, David Green was suspended. “Mr Penn finds no case to answer and I have therefore told David Green to return to work on the week beginning 7 January 2013.
“Under the Council’s policy of transparency I would have wished to have published the report today. That is physically impossible with staff already having left for the Christmas break. I shall issue the report to the public on the first day the Council returns to work – namely 27 December 2012 – and it will be published on the Council’s Website.”
And a reminder as to who Richard Penn is