What we learned about rough sleeping in Wales

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Communities Committee Rough Sleeping (pdf) Published: 20th April 2018 Chair's Statement, John Griffiths AM (Lab, Newport East): "When we agreed to undertake this work, we did not foresee the…

Committee recommends AM is suspended for 7 days…

(Title Image: Daily Post) Standards Committee Complaint against Michelle Brown AM (UKIP, North Wales) Complaints made by: Labour Party Assembly Group, Leighton Andrews and a member of the public Published: 18th April 2018 (pdf) The…

Four key things we learned about the Welsh…

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Culture Committee Historic Environment (pdf) Published: 6th April 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "This is our heritage and it is vital that we protect…

The “View from Wales” on our post-Brexit future

(Title Image: Wales Online) External Affairs Committee Wales' future relationship with Europe [Part I]: A view from Wales (pdf) Published: 27th March 2018 Chair's Statement, David Rees AM (Lab, Aberavon): "The last forty-five years of…

Why Wales is falling behind on arts fundraising…

  (Title Image: National Lottery) Culture Committee Non-public funding for The Arts (pdf) Published: 22nd March 2018 Chair's Statement, Bethan Sayed AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The often-small size of arts organisations in Wales and…

Finance Committee told to check their sums as…

(Title Image: refweb.org.uk) Communities Committee Stage 1: Public Services Ombudsman Bill (pdf) Published: 12th March 2018 See also: Giving the Public Watchdog more bite 1. AMs should agree to the principles of the Bill A…

Three reasons Flying Start has hit turbulence

(Title Image: ITV Wales) Education & Young People Committee Flying Start: Outreach (pdf) Published: 23rd February 2018 Committee Statement: "The early years Flying Start programme has been consistently emphasised as one of the Welsh Government's…

Three key flaws with apprenticeships that need to…

(Title Image: Coleg Gwent) Economy & Infrastructure Committee Apprenticeships (pdf) Published: 14th February 2018 Chair's Statement, Russell George AM (Con, Montgomery): "We were surprised that the number of disabled apprentices in Wales was far below…

How well is the Welsh Government preparing for…

(Title Image: Wales Online) External Affairs Committee How is the Welsh Government preparing for Brexit? (pdf) Published: 5th February 2018 Chair's Statement, David Rees AM (Lab, Aberavon): "Our inquiry....found that people across the public, private…

Three changes AMs want to see to how…

(Title Image: via Wikipedia) Constitutional Affairs Committee UK governance post-Brexit (pdf) Published: 2nd February 2018 Chair's Statement, Mick Antoniw AM (Lab, Pontypridd): "As our report demonstrates, the UK's constitutional arrangements are likely to be put…

Committee stalls lobbying reform but agrees on need…

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Standards Committee Inquiry into Lobbying (pdf) Published: 11th January 2018 Chair's Statement, Jayne Bryant AM (Lab, Newport West): "There is no doubt that there are groups seeking to influence politicians, and…

Henry VIII and why Senedd committees still say…

(Title Image: Spartacus Educational) Constitutional Affairs Committee: The Welsh Government's Legislative Consent Memorandum on the European Union Withdrawal Bill (pdf) External Affairs Committee: Interim Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (pdf) Both published: 18th December…

Four things city deals need to do to…

Right, I know few people in or around Welsh politics are in the right frame of mind following yesterday's news, but I still have a few posts to get through this week and will put…

Committee to Welsh Government: “Tell us how much…

(Title Image: National Assembly of Wales) Finance Committee Financial Estimates Accompanying Legislation (pdf) Published: 25th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Simon Thomas AM (Plaid, Mid & West Wales): "As more powers and responsibilities are devolved to…

Committee critical of Assembly Commission budget

(Title Image: Wales Online) Finance Committee Assembly Commission Draft Budget 2018-19 (pdf) Published: 20th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Simon Thomas AM (Plaid, Mid & West Wales): "The plans outlined by the Commission are wide-ranging, ambitious…

Five key recommendations to improve the mental health…

(Title Image: pni-uk.org) Children & Young People Committee Perinatal Mental Health (pdf) Published: 17th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Lynne Neagle AM (Lab, Torfaen): "We have heard from women, their families and from health professionals who…

Five issues with GP clusters that need addressing

(Title Image: BBC Wales) Health Committee Primary Care Clusters (pdf) Published: 13th October 2017 Chair's Statement, Dr Dai Lloyd AM (Plaid, South Wales West): "The evidence we have heard suggests there is still some way…