Establishment and remits of committees
As soon as possible after a Senedd election, the Business Committee must table a motion or motions proposing the titles and remits of committees (Standing Order 16.2). In doing so, the Business Committee must ensure that:
- every area of responsibility of the government and associated public bodies is subject to the scrutiny of a committee or committees;
- all matters relating to the legislative competence of the Senedd and functions of the Welsh Ministers and of the Counsel General are subject to the scrutiny of a committee or committees; and
- where reasonably practicable, there is a broad balance between the delivery of responsibilities to:
- examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the government and associated public bodies; and
- examine legislation.
The procedure for establishing committees and the allocation of chairs of committees are explained in detail in Section F of the Guide to early Plenary business after the May 2021 election.
Business type: Early Business
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 26/05/2021