The National Assembly for Wales have once again managed to find the most expensive building contractors in Wales to undertake their latest project.
A Ã‚Â£6,000 smoking shelter? Plus VAT?
I managed to have my old kitchen extension levelled, rebuilt and a brand new kitchen fitted for less than this. What type of shelter are they planning to build exactly? Even a bus shelter does not cost this kind of money and that type of design is what is frequently used in the private sector to accommodate their employees who desire to smoke.
Surely with the Assembly set to ban smoking in public places by next year, a high profile government building like this should be setting an example and giving limited to no smoking facilities?
As an ex-smoker I can sympathise with workers who require somewhere to go for their cigarette breaks, but surely at the same time they also need to be seen to be leading the way to a smoke-free Wales.