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Business Committee review of the committee timetable and committee remits

Purpose of the consultation

When it set the remits of committees and the committee timetable at the beginning of the Sixth Senedd, the Business Committee agreed that these should be reviewed following several months of operation.


In December 2021, the Business Committee agreed the following terms of reference following consultation with the Chairs’ Forum:


·         To review the current approach to the committee timetable, and committee remits, with a view to identifying any changes to the approach that could improve committee effectiveness, whilst maintaining an appropriate balance between the time committee members spend on committee work (in and outside committee meetings) and their wider responsibilities.


The review was conducted between January and March 2022 and incorporated a consultation with committees, a Member survey, staff engagement and data analysis.


Twelve committees provided written responses to the Llywydd’s invitation to contribute to the review, which can be viewed below.


The Business Committee agreed changes to the committee timetable on 8 March 2022, for implementation after Easter 2022.


The Committee published its report (PDF, 420KB) on 1 April 2022.



Supporting documents

Contact details

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

Chamber Sec.