European and External Affairs Committee
The purpose of the European and External Affairs Committee was to ensure that the National Assembly took a coherent strategic approach in relation to Europe.
The main functions of the Committee, as set out in Standing Order 15
, were to keep under review:
- the Assembly’s relations with the regions, other nations and institutions of the European Union, and its methods for informing and advising those institutions of the needs of Wales;
- the Assembly’s liaison arrangements with UKREP, and with United Kingdom government departments on European issues;
- the Assembly’s methods and procedures for the consideration of documents, issues and questions emanating from European institutions, having particular regard to the need for liaison with Members of Parliament responsible for scrutiny of European matters of particular relevance to Wales;
- the Assembly's relations with regions and nations external to the European Union and the Assembly's involvement in European and international organisations.