Members of the Senedd have today elected the Chairs to lead the new Committees for the next parliamentary term.
On behalf of the people of Wales, Senedd Committees carry out many functions, including scrutinising the expenditure and policies of the Welsh Government, holding Ministers to account, and examining proposed new laws.
Chairs Elected Today
Jane Bryant MS (Welsh Labour, Newport West)
Children, Young People and Education Committee
Russell George MS (Welsh Conservatives, Montgomeryshire)
Health and Social Care Committee
Paul Davies MS (Welsh Conservatives,Preseli Pembrokeshire)
Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee
Llyr Gruffydd MS (Plaid Cymru, North Wales)
Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee
Jenny Rathbone MS (Welsh Labour, Cardiff Central)
Equality and Social Justice Committee
Delyth Jewell MS (Plaid Cymru, South Wales East)
Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee
John Griffiths MS (Welsh Labour, Newport East)
Local Government and Housing Committee
Peredur Owen Griffiths MS (Plaid Cymru, South Wales East)
Mark Isherwood MS (Welsh Conservatives, North Wales)
Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee
Huw Irranca-Davies MS (Welsh Labour,Ogmore)
Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee
Vikki Howells MS (Welsh Labour, Cynon Valley)
Standards of Conduct Committee
Jack Sargeant MS (Welsh Labour, Alyn and Deeside)
Policy and legislation committees have six Members, specialist committees have four and the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee has five.
The full membership of the Committees will be elected by Members of the Senedd next week.