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Scrutinising public administration

Purpose of the consultation

The Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee is inviting contributions on how the Committee should approach the public administration part of its remit.


This is the first time that the Senedd has had a dedicated public administration committee. The Committee is now responsible for scrutinising matters relating to the machinery of government, including the quality and standards of administration provided by the Welsh Government civil service and Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies. Like its predecessor, it is also responsible for scrutiny of public accounts.


To help us consider how we should discharge this part of our remit and what our priorities should be, we would welcome your views on:


  • principles and best practice for scrutiny of public administration;
  • what information and evidence the committee will need in order to maintain effective oversight of public administration; and
  • priority issues we may wish to consider.


The consultation will close on 3 December 2021.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565