· The next meeting of the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister will be held on Friday, 16 February in the Hafren Theatre, Newtown.
The topic will be:
The Food and Drink Industry in Wales
The purpose of the session will be to explore the impact of Brexit on the food and drink industry in Wales. In particular, potential future international trade arrangements following withdrawal from the European Union and the implications for the industry, such as:
Ø opportunities and risks around food standards;
Ø the promotion of Welsh food production and the ‘Welsh brand’; and
Ø implications for tourism and the hospitality industry.
There will also be an opportunity for Members to ask the First Minister about topical issues.
If you would like to come along to watch the meeting, further information on how to reserve a seat is available on our website at:
· We have recently published the First Minister’s response to a letter from the Chair following the meeting in Cwmbran on 27 October, in which Members sought some additional information about the rights of children and young people.
The Committee was established on 28 June 2016 to scrutinise the First Minister on any matter relevant to the exercise of the functions of the Welsh Government.
The Committee has agreed to meet in public once during each Assembly term and in different locations around Wales where possible. It also agreed to take a strategic approach and to focus on areas related to the First Minister’s specific portfolio responsibilities or his leadership role for the Welsh Government.
Work undertaken by the Committee