Scrutiny of the First Minister in Carmarthen

Published 03/02/2017   |   Last Updated 03/02/2017

​The National Assembly’s Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee will be holding a meeting in Carmarthen on the issue of poverty on Friday 17 February.

The meeting, which starts at 11.00, will take place at the University of Wales Trinity St David’s Halliwell Centre, and will be attended by the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM.

This Committee, which is made up of the Chairs of all the National Assembly’s scrutiny committees, meets once a term to question the First Minister on a range of subjects.

Included in this meeting will be a session examining topical issues and key issues of importance in the local area.

Anyone wishing to suggest an issue to be considered should contact the Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee.

“This is an opportunity to seek answers from the First Minister about how the Welsh Government is addressing poverty across the country,” said Ann Jones AM, Chair of the Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee.

“It is an issue that affects both rural and urban areas and is a complex subject encompassing health, social care, the economy, education and public services.

“Committee members will also have an opportunity to raise topical subjects with the First Minister and I hope that these will demonstrate how seriously the Assembly takes its duty to represent the whole of Wales.

People can suggest topics either by emailing, tweeting @assemblywales, or posting to the Assembly’s Facebook page.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting should book a place through the National Assembly booking line on 0300 200 6565, or emailing