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Equalities and Brexit: A committee session to identify key themes


The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee organised a meeting with expert witnesses to hear about the key issues for equalities in Wales in the context of Brexit.

The meeting helped the Committee understand some of the key equalities issues raised by Brexit with a view to mainstreaming these considerations into its future work.

Should the Committee decide to hold further session in the future it will communicate this on its homepage and through its Twitter account.


Evidence gathering

The Committee has considered some of these issues previously in its report Implications for Wales of leaving the European Union (PDF, 1MB).


The Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is conducting an inquiry into Human Rights in Wales that includes consideration of the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from European Union on human rights protection in Wales. Please follow the embedded links to learn more about this work.

On Monday 26 February the Committee held a series of panel sessions on the impact of Brexit on equalities.

In response to the key themes session, the Committee agreed to write a joint letter (PDF, 332KB) with the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the First Minister highlighting the key issues raised in both committees relating to Brexit.

The First Minister responded (PDF, 300KB) to the joint letter on 16 May 2018.


Keeping in touch

If you'd like to know more about the work of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, please view its homepage, follow its Twitter account or contact the team that supports the Committee at

The Committee sends a regular Brexit Update email. If you'd like to receive this in your inbox, please email to request this.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 20/02/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee




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