Committees in the Assembly carry out many functions, including scrutinising the expenditure and policies of the Welsh Government, holding Ministers to account, and examining proposed legislation.
The Business Committee, which was established on 24 May 2016, is responsible for facilitating the effective organisation of Assembly proceedings.
On 28 June 2016, nominations were made to elect Committee Chairs. Where there was only one nomination and there was no objections to the nomination, the Presiding Officer declared that Member as elected as Chair of the Committee. If a Member objected to the nomination or there were two or more nominations these took place by secret ballot in accordance with Standing Order 17.2I on 29 June 2016.