9 March 2018


Dear Sir/Madam

Inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding for Wales- Consultation

The Finance Committee is undertaking an inquiry into preparations for replacing EU funding streams in Wales, after the UK leaves the EU. The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

§    to assess the financial planning for replacing EU funding streams in Wales, and what  is being done to prepare for different potential scenarios around levels of funding and administrative responsibility.

§    to explore what approaches to administering replacements for current EU funding streams might deliver best for Wales, and to what extent these might replicate or differ from current arrangements.

Further details about the inquiry can be found on the Assembly’s website:


Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee welcomes evidence from those with an interest in this subject.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English. In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligations.

The Committee will consider responses to the inquiry and hold oral evidence sessions during the summer term.

If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to: seneddfinance@assembly.wales

Alternatively, you can write to:

Committee Clerk

Finance Committee

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.


Submissions should arrive by 11 May 2018. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date. Guidance for those providing evidence for committees is available.

We would be grateful if you could forward a copy of the letter to any individuals or organisations that might like to contribute to the inquiry. A copy of this letter has been placed on the Assembly’s website with an open invitation to submit views.

Disclosure of Information

The Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information is available, please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.  Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk (Leanne Hatcher 0300 200 6364).


Yours faithfully,

Simon Thomas AC / AM

Cadeirydd / Chair