Alun Hugh Cairns MP is a Welsh Conservative politician, who became Secretary of State for Wales on 19 March 2016.
The Welsh Tories have said they are "deeply sorry" for the circumstances around a collapsed rape trial involving a former aide to Alun Cairns .
Ross England caused the case's collapse when he gave evidence a judge had ruled inadmissible.
Eight months later he was selected to stand for the Conservatives in the 2021 Welsh Assembly elections.
A row over what Mr Cairns knew about the collapse of the Court case.
The defendant James Hackett , a friend of Mr England's, was subsequently convicted of rape at a retrial.
On Thursday morning Lord Davies of Gower, who has been The Chairman of The Party in Wales since 2017, said he "deeply regrets" The Situation has arisen but added: "There will be an apology if I find out that one should be forthcoming. "
Following The Interview a statement was sent to BBC Wales in which a party spokeswoman said: "We are deeply sorry for the circumstances surrounding the collapse of The Trial and The Deep distress this must have caused The Victim , her family and friends.
"Mr England has been suspended from The Party and a full investigation is under way.
"We are proud to support the many women who work for or engage with our party and employ a strict ethical code for staff and volunteers as part of our Human Resource strategy. "
In evidence to the April 2018 trial Mr England made claims of a casual sexual relationship with The Victim , which she has denied.Ross England has been suspended as a candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan at The Assembly election
Mr Cairns, the Conservative general election candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan, had claimed he did not know about Mr England's involvement in the collapse of The Trial until last week.
He resigned from the cabinet after BBC Wales obtained that had been sent to him discussing the case.
In his resignation letter Mr Cairns said: "I will co-operate in full with The Investigation under the ministerial code which will now take place and I Am confident I will be cleared of any breach or wrong doing. "
David TC Davies, The Party 's candidate for Monmouth, said he did not believe Mr England should be eligible to stand as a candidate for the Welsh assembly elections.
The close of nominations is 14 November .