In the summer of 2017, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee agreed to establish an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to external affairs.
It has conducted some background work and is in the process of finalising its approach to this inquiry.
Further information will be made available on this page once the Committee’s work in the area starts in earnest. This is likely to be in May 2018.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in the area of work or would like to comment on the terms of reference (below) please email the Committee’s clerking team at SeneddEAAL@assembly.wales or follow the Committee’s Twitter account @SeneddEAAL for the latest updates.
Terms of reference
The Committee will assess whether there are any gaps in the Welsh Government’s approach to external affairs and how these can be filled. This will involve:
On Tuesday 8 May, Jane Hutt AM met with experts from Cardiff University, Dr Einion Dafydd and Dr Jo Hunt, in a private, informal session. The purpose of the meeting was to get an overview of the Welsh Government’s international approach and to explore potential examples of best practice from elsewhere in the World.
On Tuesday 5 June, an additional meeting was held. Jane Hutt met with Professor Michael Keating from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Elin Royles from Aberystwyth University.
On Monday 25 June, the Committee held an evidence session on Hub Cymru Africa and the approach of the Welsh Government to international development.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 08/02/2018
Decision due: Meeting Date by External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee