The Assembly Committee responsible for scrutiny of the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will examine the approach to reducing poverty in Wales and other issues in the West Wales region.
The First Minister Carwyn Jones will be appearing before the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister on Friday, 17 February at 11.00 in the Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen.
What does the committee do?
The Assembly has several committees made up of Assembly Members from different political parties to look at different subjects in detail, i.e. health, education and culture. One of their functions is to investigate whether the Welsh Government is doing a good job.
The Committee for the Scrutiny of the First of the Minister meets once a term and (as the name suggests) looks specifically at what the First Minister is doing. The chair of the Committee is the Deputy Presiding Officer Ann Jones AM. All of the Assembly Members in this committee are also currently chairs of other committees.
Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister – Membership
|Ann Jones AM (Chair) Welsh Labour||Jayne Bryant AM Welsh Labour|
|Huw Irranca-Davies AM Welsh Labour||Russell George AM Welsh Conservatives|
|John Griffiths AM Welsh Labour||Mike Hedges AM Welsh Labour|
|Bethan Jenkins AM Plaid Cymru||Dai Lloyd AM Plaid Cymru|
|Lynne Neagle AM Welsh Labour||Nick Ramsay AM Welsh Conservatives|
|Mark Reckless AM UKIP Wales||David Rees AM Welsh Labour|
|Simon Thomas AM Plaid Cymru|
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 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.
What will the Committee be discussing this time?
For this meeting the Committee will be focusing on the Welsh Government’s vision and approach to reducing poverty in Wales. Read more about the issue.
The Committee would also like to discuss other major issues in the West Wales region. If you have an issue you’d like to raise, you can suggest a topic in advance.
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