Under Standing Order 22.4A, the Senedd must elect an alternate member from the same political group for each member of the responsible committee, for the purposes of Standing Order 22.5.
Standing Order 22.5 states that where a member of the responsible committee is subject to, or otherwise directly connected with, a complaint under Standing Order 22.2(i), he or she may take no part in any consideration if the complaint by the responsible committee. In such circumstances and in relation solely to the consideration of the complaint received, that member may be replaced by his or her alternate member elected in accordance with Standing Order 22.4A. the alternate member may participate in the meetings of the responsible committee to consider the complaint as if he or she were a member of it.
The alternate members are:
- John Griffiths MS for Jayne Bryant MS
- Mark Isherwood MS for Andrew RT Davies MS
- Llyr Gruffydd MS for Rhun ap Iorwerth MS
- Caroline Jones MS for David J Rowlands MS
The Committee agreed (6 November 2018) that Andrew RT Davies MS be elected to act as temporary Chair in accordance with paragraph 10.2 of the complaints procedure.