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Joint meeting with Welsh Assembly Committee on draft Wales Bill

6 November 2015

The House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee and National Assembly for Wales Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee scrutinise the draft Wales Bill.


Monday 9 November, Senedd

At 9.15am

  • Andrew R.T. Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives
  • Leanne Wood AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru
  • Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats

At 10.00 am

  • William Graham AM, Chair of the Enterprise and Business Committee, National Assembly for Wales

At 10.30 am

  • Alun Ffred Jones AM, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, National Assembly for Wales

At 11.00 am

  • Sir Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales

At 1.30 pm, the Committee meets with the National Assembly's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to take evidence from

  • Thomas Glyn Watkin
  • Emyr Lewis

At 2.30pm

  • Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre 
  • Roger Scully, Wales Governance Centre

At 3.45 pm

  • Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales and Hugh Rawlings, Director, Constitutional Affairs and Inter-Governmental Relations, Welsh Government

Purpose of the session

The session takes place as part of a full day of evidence-taking in Cardiff by the Welsh Affairs Committee on Monday 9 November in the Senedd.

The Committees hear from legal and academic experts on the UK Government's proposals for further devolution for Wales. The joint session inform the committees' inquiries into the Bill, prior to publishing reports with recommendations for the Government.

Chair's comments

David T.C. Davies MP, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, said:

"Taking evidence in the National Assembly has been a regular feature of the work of the Welsh Affairs Committee in recent years, and we are always grateful for the hospitality extended to us by staff and AMs at the Senedd.

Both committees will be giving a great deal of thought to what changes might need to be made before the Bill is introduced to Parliament next year: we look forward to hearing what our witnesses have to say."

David Melding AM, Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, said:

"I welcome the opportunity for the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to work with Welsh Affairs Committee to scrutinise the UK Government's proposals given the importance of the Bill for Wales."

Further information 

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