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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent decisions by the Welsh and UK governments, Assembly Committees have suspended all non-time-critical business for the time being. Decisions on future business and the resumption of committee activities will be made in due course.

 Chairs in a Committee Room

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.

In June 2019 the Business Committee agreed that statistics on Member attendance at Formal meetings of Assembly Committees should be published on a termly basis. Read the latest figures.

Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister
Standards of Conduct Committee
Committee of the Whole Assembly
  • In accordance with the Assembly’s Standing Orders, a Committee of the Whole Assembly may be established or convened for a specific purpose.





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