Review of Commissioners

The Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee (PAPAC) is gathering information about the funding of Commissioners in Wales. This follows the publication of the Equality and Social Justice (ESJ) Committee’s report Annual scrutiny of the Future Generations Commissioner: An update in April 2022.


The Chair of ESJ wrote to the Chair of PAPAC on 7 April 2022 further to their annual scrutiny session with the Future Generations Commissioner.


The Chair of PAPAC responded on 10 May 2022, to advise that the Committee had considered ESJ’s letter and noted recommendation 1 of its report at PAPAC’s meeting on 27 April 2022. In addition, the Committee noted their agreement to return to further scrutiny of the work of Welsh Commissioners as part of the Committee’s annual accounts scrutiny work.


The Chair wrote to the following to gather written evidence relating to the funding of Commissioner’s in Wales on 30 November 2022:


*** Children’s Commissioner for Wales;

*** Future Generations Commissioner for Wales;

*** Older People’s Commissioner for Wales;

*** Welsh Language Commissioner for Wales.



On 21 December 2022 the Chair wrote to the Welsh Government.


The written responses can be viewed here.


The Committee discussed the written responses in private at its meeting on 30 March 2023.


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 30/11/2022