Ken Skates AM 
 Minister for Economy and Transport
10 July 2019

Dear Ken,


Common UK Policy Frameworks


Assembly Committee Chairs met last week and discussed the development of UK-wide common policy frameworks emerging from the Brexit process. Chairs agreed to write to the relevant ministers to seek further information to assist with important scrutiny of steps being taken.


I would therefore be grateful if you could provide the Committee with details of:


·         what steps have been taken to develop frameworks within your portfolio areas, and at what stage of development those frameworks are;

·         the evidence base to support decisions on frameworks;

·         intergovernmental structures that have been or are being established, e.g. Ministerial forums etc;

·         what end output(s) are anticipated from the frameworks, both legislative and non-legislative;

·         how the frameworks link with existing or proposed Welsh Government action, both legislative and non-legislative (including where frameworks cross-over with other portfolios); and

·         how each framework area will be managed in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.






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In order to assist the Committee with planning its scrutiny work early in the autumn term it would be helpful to receive your response by 1 September.


Kind regards,


Russell George AM


Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee