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International Agreements: Agreements considered by the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Background

At its meeting on 28 January 2019, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee agreed to undertake an inquiry into UK international agreements and their implications for Wales.

An explainer video on international agreements can be viewed below.

YouTube-Here https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIVlSMDWn2U

Reporting

The process of how the Committee scrutinises each agreement can be viewed below.

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The Committee began its consideration of international agreements and their implications for Wales at its meeting on 4 March 2019.

At that meeting, the Committee agreed to report to the Assembly on any agreements for which a substantive point of scrutiny is to be addressed, and to draw these reports to the attention of the:

  • relevant Welsh Minister;
  • relevant UK Minister;
  • relevant committees in the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

 

The agreements considered and actions taken since 4 March 2019 have been summarised in a table (PDF, 80KB).

Of the ten agreements considered at its meeting on 4 March 2019, the Committee agreed to report (PDF, 191KB) on three in order to highlight concerns that were raised around consultation with the devolved governments.

At its meeting on 18 March 2019 the Committee considered seven agreements and agreed to report (PDF, 242KB) on three.

On Friday 24 May, the Committee published its third report on international agreements: Report on the agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, Norway and the UK (PDF, 164KB).

Information on the Committee’s scrutiny of the UK’s trade policy and its implications for Wales can be found here.  

Keeping in touch

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Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

First published: 02/05/2019

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