Preparations for a no-deal Brexit: Joint statement from National Assembly committee chairs
Following publication of the Wales Audit Office report on a no-deal Brexit, the chairs of the National Assembly's External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, and the Public Accounts Committee, have issued the following joint statement:
"With only 36 days to go before the UK leaves the EU on the 29th March, we welcome the timely publication of the Auditor General's report on preparations in Wales for a 'no-deal' Brexit.
"Whilst it is clear that public bodies across Wales are taking their no-deal planning seriously, we are concerned to learn that some had been adopting a wait and see approach.
"The implications of Brexit represent a major challenge for public bodies and much remains to be done. We endorse the Auditor General's key messages to strengthen the arrangements for a no-deal Brexit across public services.
"The Assembly's External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee will consider the Auditor General's report in March and will use its findings to scrutinise the Welsh Government on its preparations for Brexit."
David Rees AM, Chair of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee
Nick Ramsay AM, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.