|Author (Corporate)||National Assembly for Wales: Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee|
|Publisher||National Assembly for Wales (NAW)|
|Series Details||February 2018|
|Publication Date||February 2018|
The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales published a report called UK governance post-Brexit in February 2018.
The Committee called for the establishment of a Speakers’ Conference to help improve the way parliaments worked together and hold governments of the UK to account.
A Speaker’s Conference was used in Westminster and was effectively a committee drawing members from all sides of the House of Commons and the United Kingdom to address constitutional issues of particular significance or sensitivity which required a cross-party solution.
The recommendation from the Committee was for a conference involving speakers and presiding officers from all UK legislatures with the aim of determining how best to develop UK inter-parliamentary working, particularly as a means of scrutinising the impact of withdrawal from the European Union on the constitutional framework of the UK.
The Committee also concluded that inter-governmental relations — currently administered through the Joint Ministerial Committee — had not changed enough since their introduction following devolution and that the Speakers’ Conference could assess the UK Government’s approach as the UK left the EU.
The Committee also wanted to see the EU Withdrawal Bill making its way through Westminster, and which would repatriate powers from Europe into UK law, amended to put inter-governmental relations on a statutory footing.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom, Wales|