Scrutiny of Natural Resources Wales



The Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee (“the Committee”) will undertake periodic scrutiny of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) during the Sixth Senedd.


NRW was established on 1 April 2013 when the responsibilities, assets and staff of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and the Forestry Commission Wales were brought together. Alongside a wide range of operational and regulatory responsibilities, NRW is the principal adviser to the Welsh Government on issues relating to natural resources. Further information on NRW, including details of its remit can be found on its website.


NRW, as a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, is accountable to the Welsh Ministers and subject to scrutiny by the relevant Senedd Committees.


Annual Scrutiny of Natural Resources Wales

The Committee undertook its first annual scrutiny of Natural Resources Wales on Thursday 20 January 2022. This scrutiny session covered the period 2020-21.




The Committee published its Annual Report on Natural Resources Wales on 23 March 2022. The Welsh Government responded on 10 May 2022.



A debate was held in plenary on 22 June 2022.

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First published: 11/01/2022