Draft Public Audit (Amendment) (Wales) Bill


The Finance Committee undertook a consultation on the draft Public Audit (Amendment) (Wales) Bill.


This followed on from the Finance Committee’s inquiry to consider proposals to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013.


In December 2019, the Committee published its report Consideration of proposals to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 (PDF, 2.8MB) and agreed to consult on a Draft Bill, with a view to introducing it the Fifth Senedd. The Draft Bill seeks to amend the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2013 in order to address issues identified during the Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny of the Act.


Given the limited time remaining in the Fifth Senedd and the coronavirus pandemic, the Committee was unable to introduce the Bill. Instead, it reported on the outcome of its consultation (PDF, 900KB) and recommended that a future committee of the Sixth Senedd introduces the Bill.

Business type: Pre-Legislative Work (e.g. White Papers)

Status: Complete

First published: 16/12/2019