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External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Committee Details


  • On 1 July, the Committee launched a consultation on Preparedness in Wales for the end of the transition period.
  • The Committee last met on Tuesday 30 June. The meeting can be seen on
  • On 12 June, we published a blog by our Chair on the COVID-19 pandemic and EU transition.
  • Following the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in Spring 2020, a number of Committees are considering the Welsh Government’s approach to the response that has been undertaken to date and the future work required to deal with the implications of this emergency.


Latest Updates about leaving the European Union (Brexit)


EU Withdrawal: the Withdrawal Agreement, transition period, and future relationship negotiations


Legislative consent


Policy inquiries


Scrutiny of internationally-focussed work


Scrutiny of UK-focussed work

Work completed by the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Forward work programme

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The Committee was established on 28 June 2016.  On 15 September 2016 its remit was agreed as:

(a) to examine the implications for Wales of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union and to ensure Welsh interests are safeguarded during the withdrawal process, in any new relationship with the European Union and in the intra-UK post-withdrawal arrangements for relevant policy, finance and legislation;

(b) to coordinate activity across Senedd committees in relation to point (a) above.

(c) to carry out the functions of the responsible committee under Standing Orders 21.8 to 21.11, with a consequential change to the remit of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee;

(d) to consider any other matter, including legislation, referred to it by the Business Committee.



David Rees AMAlun Davies AMHuw Irranca-Davies AMMandy Jones AMDavid Melding AM


Contact information

Clerk: Alun Davidson.

Postal address:
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone: 0300 200 6565




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