Welsh Labour accused of being reckless after U-turn on controversial ozone machines

Labour ministers have halted their controversial plans to roll-out ozone disinfection machines into schools after serious concerns were raised by the Welsh Conservatives, parents and medical professionals.


More than £3 million was going to be spent on the toxic chemical-spraying devices in a bid to combat coronavirus in classrooms.


But just days after the announcement from the Welsh Labour Government, and after the Welsh Conservatives flagged up concerns, ministers halted the decision so they could get expert advice.


Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Education, Laura Anne Jones MS, said:


“Whilst I welcome this apparent U-turn by Labour ministers, I find it absolutely staggering that they didn’t seek advice from scientists before making an announcement.


“Making a rash decision to introduce these toxic chemical-spraying machines, which could have a seriously damaging impact on our youngsters’ heath, without talking to experts is quite frankly a reckless move.


“Ministers need to publish the advice from experts, along with any risk assessments undertaken, for everyone to see before moving forward with this controversial project.”

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