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External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

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Information about External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee


  • The Committee will next meet on Monday 23 September. The agenda has now been published.
  • On 9 July 2019 the Committee launched its consultation into changes to freedom of movement after Brexit – implications for Wales. The consultation closed on 10 September and 16 submissions were received.
  • The Chair wrote to Metro Mayors and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England, Westminster Select Committees, and counterparts in the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland on behalf of the Committee in May 2019, to seek their view of the proposals for a UK Shared Prosperity Fund in order to identify any potential areas of mutual interest. The responses (PDF, 4MB) received were published in August 2019.
  • The Committee published a report on UK-wide common policy frameworks - discussion paper (PDF, 223KB) in August 2019. The paper aims to provide an overview of what frameworks are and what Assembly committees might need to consider in terms of scrutiny.
  • On 17 July the Chair made a statement in Plenary on the Committee’s priorities for Brexit. His comments focussed on three areas of priority - Brexit preparedness, particularly in terms of the implications for our economy; the risk to devolution and the future of the union of the United Kingdom; and the impact of Brexit on EU and EEA nationals living in Wales.


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The Committee was established on 28 June 2016.  On 15 September 2016 its remit was agreed as:

(a) to examine the implications for Wales of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union and to ensure Welsh interests are safeguarded during the withdrawal process, in any new relationship with the European Union and in the intra-UK post-withdrawal arrangements for relevant policy, finance and legislation;

(b) to coordinate activity across Assembly committees in relation to point (a) above.

(c) to carry out the functions of the responsible committee under Standing Orders 21.8 to 21.11, with a consequential change to the remit of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee;

(d) to consider any other matter, including legislation, referred to it by the Business Committee.



David Rees AMAlun Davies AMHuw Irranca-Davies AMDelyth Jewell AMMandy Jones AMDavid Melding AM



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