The Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister set to hold its final meeting with Carwyn Jones AM

Published 13/11/2018   |   Last Updated 13/11/2018

Darllenwch yr erthygl yma yn Gymraeg | Read this post in Welsh The Assembly Committee will meet on 16 November to question Carwyn Jones AM on his time in charge of the Welsh Government. sfm-tw-senedd What will the Committee be discussing? The First Minister has announced his intention to step down in December 2018 and the Committee will be taking the opportunity to question him about his time in the role and the work of the Welsh Government since his appointment in 2009. In particular the Committee will explore the outcomes of the Welsh Government’s main objectives over the last 9 years, key policies and legislative programme during this period, as well as the First Minister’s views on his achievements and any lessons learnt. Committee Members will also have an opportunity to question the First Minister on topical issues during the meeting. How can I watch? You are welcome to come and watch the Committee proceedings in person. Space is limited so please book a place via our booking line. If you can’t make it in person, the meeting will be available to watch live on or you can catch-up after the event. What does the committee do? The Committee for the Scrutiny of the First of the Minister meets once during each Assembly term to explore specifically what the First Minister is doing in his role of overseeing the functions and performance of the Welsh Government. The chair of the Committee is the Deputy Presiding Officer Ann Jones AM. The membership of the Committee consists of the chairs of the other Assembly committees. See more on the Committee here. What does the First Minister do? The First Minister of Wales is the leader of the Welsh Government and is appointed by HM The Queen following nomination by Assembly Members in the Senedd. The First Minister's responsibilities include:
  • appointing the Cabinet of Welsh Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the Counsel General who comprise the Welsh Government;
  • chairing Cabinet meetings;
  • leading policy development and delivery;
  • managing relationships with the rest of the UK and internationally;
  • representing the people of Wales on official business, and staffing of the Welsh Government.