At its meeting on 16 July 2018, the Committee agreed undertake further follow-up work on aspects of Wales’ preparedness for Brexit in the autumn term.
As part of this work, the Committee wrote to previous stakeholders in the areas of ports, medicines and healthcare, and food over the summer before deciding its next steps. The responses can be viewed below.
The Committee held a further evidence session with key sectors on their preparation for Brexit on Monday 8 October.
The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee agreed to look at how the public sector and businesses in Wales were preparing for Brexit. The resilience and preparedness of the public and private sectors in Wales was raised in a number of the Committee’s previous inquiries.
Terms of reference
The purpose of the inquiry was to examine:
On Monday 6 November, the Committee visited stakeholders in Swansea, Llanelli and Caerleon. This was in order to look at how the public sector and businesses in Wales are preparing for Brexit. Read the reports from the Swansea and Llanelli (PDF, 259KB) visit and the Caerleon (PDF, 64KB) visit.
The Committee published its report ‘How is the Welsh Government preparing for Brexit?’ (PDF, 744KB) on Monday 5 February.
On the day the report was published, David Rees AM, Chair of the Committee, said:
“Sectors and organisations are looking to the Welsh Government for leadership and it is imperative that they are able to start making their own plans for life outside the EU.
“We are calling on the Welsh Government to give a stronger steer to these sectors to ensure we are all set on the same path when we leave at the end of the negotiations.”
Response to the report
Keeping in touch
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Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 26/09/2017