Traffic Commissioner still doesn’t have an office in Wales

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For the best part of two years, the Traffic Commissioner for Wales, Nick Jones, has had no office in the country.

Following a scrutiny session with the Senedd’s Economy & Infrastructure Committee, it’s now likely the Commissioner could be close to retirement before finding an office in what has to be one of the most bizarre stories of the Fifth Assembly.

The post of Traffic Commissioner for Wales was established in 2016, but the Commissioner has cited an inability to recruit Welsh-speaking staff, as well as office deals which have fallen through at the last minute, as the reason behind the delay.

He told the Committee that he expects to have an office in place in Caernarfon before he retires in September 2019.

The Traffic Commissioner is responsible for licensing and regulating HGV and bus operators.