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Wales' future relationship with Europe
- This consultation has completed. It ran from Thursday, 4 January 2018 to Friday, 9 February 2018
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Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
- Wales’ future relationship with the European Union Consultation Responses - March 2018 PDF 2 MB
- FRL01 Institution of Civil Engineers PDF 53 KB View as HTML (2) 16 KB
- FRL02 Education Workforce Council PDF 54 KB View as HTML (3) 9 KB
- FRL03 Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry PDF 78 KB View as HTML (4) 25 KB
- FRL04 Welsh NHS Confederation PDF 134 KB View as HTML (5) 110 KB
- FRL05 National Sheep Association Wales PDF 106 KB View as HTML (6) 16 KB
- FRL06 NFU Cymru PDF 63 KB View as HTML (7) 23 KB
- FRL07 National Education Union Cymru PDF 70 KB View as HTML (8) 15 KB
- FRL08 Wales Council for Voluntary Action PDF 50 KB View as HTML (9) 13 KB
- FRL09 Meat Promotion Wales PDF 200 KB View as HTML (10) 24 KB
- FRL10 Royal College of Nursing Wales PDF 63 KB View as HTML (11) 21 KB
- FRL11 Universities Wales PDF 99 KB View as HTML (12) 39 KB
- FRL12 Unite Wales PDF 118 KB View as HTML (13) 35 KB
- FRL13 National Union of Students Wales PDF 61 KB View as HTML (14) 20 KB
- FRL14 Dr Ludivine Petetin and Dr Annegret Engel PDF 86 KB View as HTML (15) 19 KB
- FRL15 Wales Arts International PDF 190 KB View as HTML (16) 58 KB
- FRL16 Wales for Europe PDF 85 KB View as HTML (17) 21 KB
- FRL17 Welsh Local Government Association PDF 140 KB View as HTML (18) 27 KB
- FRL18 Wales Environment Link PDF 80 KB View as HTML (19) 22 KB
- FRL19 Federation of Small Businesses Wales PDF 93 KB View as HTML (20) 15 KB
- FRL20 Dr Victoria Jenkins PDF 89 KB View as HTML (21) 13 KB
- FRL21 Dr Rachel Minto and Dr Jo Hunt PDF 64 KB View as HTML (22) 23 KB
- FRL22 Food and Drink Federation and the British Soft Drinks Association PDF 124 KB View as HTML (23) 27 KB
- FRL23 Institute of Welsh Affairs PDF 54 KB View as HTML (24) 16 KB
- FRL24 Stonewall Cymru PDF 115 KB View as HTML (25) 13 KB
- FRL25 Country Landowners Association Wales PDF 64 KB View as HTML (26) 23 KB
- FRL26 Dr Elin Royles PDF 154 KB View as HTML (27) 25 KB
- FRL27 British Veterinary Association PDF 100 KB View as HTML (28) 28 KB
- FRL28 Mudiad Meithrin PDF 132 KB View as HTML (29) 17 KB
- FRL29 Cardiff Airport PDF 153 KB View as HTML (30) 26 KB
- FRL30 RSPCA Cymru PDF 222 KB View as HTML (31) 52 KB
- FRL31 Cardiff University PDF 68 KB View as HTML (32) 26 KB
- FRL32 Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International PDF 133 KB View as HTML (33) 40 KB
- FRL33 Unison Wales PDF 105 KB View as HTML (34) 23 KB
- Additional Evidence - Wales Environment Link PDF 127 KB View as HTML (35) 11 KB
Purpose of the consultation
The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee agreed to look at Wales’s future relationship with the European Union.
The External Affairs Committee’s first phase of work, running from July 2016 to January 2017, focused on identifying the implications for Wales of leaving the European Union.
At the meeting of the European Council on 14 December 2017, the EU27 leaders agreed that sufficient progress has been achieved in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations.
On this basis, they adopted the draft guidelines to move to the second phase of negotiations where they will also start discussions on a transition period and the framework for the future relationship.
In light of these developments, the Committee agreed to launch and inquiry into Wales’s future relationship with the European Union. In terms of its approach, the Committee agreed to consolidate the work it has done to date and augment it with current stakeholder positions.
This is to enable effective scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s input into the negotiations and to ensure that the issues of most importance to Wales are being adequately represented in the negotiations.
The External Affairs Committee invited written submissions that addressed the terms of reference and the objectives for the inquiry.
- the Welsh Government’s position;
- the Committee’s initial view, as expressed in its report Implications for Wales of exiting the European Union;
- the UK Government’s position; and
- the European Union’s position.
The deadline for submitting written evidence was Friday 9 February 2018.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee
Telephone: 0300 200 6565