Cross-Party Groups may be set up by Assembly Members in respect
of any subject area relevant to the Assembly.
A group must include Members from three political party groups
represented within the Assembly. Cross-Party Groups are not formal
Assembly groupings and are not, therefore, bound by any of the
Assembly's Standing Orders. They have no formal role in policy
The National Assembly for Wales is currently in dissolution
until after the election on 5 May 2016.
Dissolution is the official term for the end of a parliamentary
session. It occurs before elections to the National Assembly for
Wales take place, as the seats of existing Assembly Members must be
vacated before they can be contested in the election.
Throughout dissolution there are no Assembly Members and so there
will be no Assembly business, such as committee or Plenary meetings
during this time.
The Fifth Assembly will begin after election day on Thursday 5 May
Find out more about what you are voting for in Wales by visiting
our election website: www.2016.wales
Cross Party Groups cease to exist at the point of dissolution
and will be required to re-register from the start of the Fifth