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Scrutinising the Welsh Government’s response to coronavirus: key issues from Senedd Committees – an update

On 3 July the Senedd’s Committee for Scrutiny of the First Minister will scrutinise the First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS, on the Welsh Government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. The First Minister will be accompanied by the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, Jeremy Miles MS, as the Minister responsible for co-ordinating the Welsh Government’s work on recovery. The Committee is comprised of the Chairs of all other Senedd Committees and normally meets once per term.

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22 October 2020

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This research briefing provides an update to the Scrutinising the Welsh Government’s response to coronavirus: key issues from Senedd Committees published in July 2020 ahead of the Committee for Scrutiny of the First Minister meeting that month. The Committee for Scrutiny of the First Minister is comprised of the Chairs of all other Senedd Committees and normally meets once per term.

On 22 October the Senedd’s Committee for Scrutiny of the First Minister will scrutinise the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition, Jeremy Miles MS, as the Minister responsible for co-ordinating the Welsh Government’s work on recovery from the pandemic. Following this session, the First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS, will be scrutinised on the Welsh Government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic and European transition on the same day.

During the pandemic, Senedd Committees have focused their work on the impact of the virus and how the Welsh Government has responded. This research briefing does not consider all of the issues arising from the pandemic which have emerged during scrutiny. Rather it provides an update on the key, forward looking issues. It has been prepared to support Members of the Committee for Scrutiny of the First Minister on 22 October. However, we are publishing it given the wider public interest in the pandemic response.

The background evidence in each Committee, and reports produced by those Committees, can be accessed through their webpages.

Read the research briefing here: Scrutinising the Welsh Government’s response to coronavirus: key issues from Senedd Committees – an update (PDF, 331KB)

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Edited by Lucy Morgan and Sarah Hatherley, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament

We’ve published a range of material on the coronavirus pandemic, including a post setting out the help and guidance available for people in Wales and a timeline of Welsh and UK governments’ response.

You can see all our coronavirus-related publications by clicking here. All are updated regularly.

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