On Monday, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee continue their inquiry into the implications of Brexit with a panel of academics considering the impact on intra-UK structures. Over on the Public Accounts Committee, outgoing Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government, Derek Jones will take part in a valedictory evidence session. A stirring speech and mortar board may or may not feature. The Constitutional & Legislative Affairs Committee will consider in private their draft report on the Land Transaction Tax Bill and their Forward Work Programme.
Tuesday kicks off with FMQs and Business Statement. This is followed by statements on the Public Health (Wales) Bill, which is back before AMs having fallen as a result of ‘Cheap-Date Gate’ in March, and the Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer. The pressure is on Welsh Ministers to explain how they intend to the fund their generous childcare policy which featured heavily in their 2016 Assembly election campaign.
Statements are also expected on Historic Wales; Support for Africa and Support for the Armed Forces Community.
This week, several committees are looking at the Welsh Government’s draft Budget 2016/17 including Economy, Infrastructure & Skills and Equality, Local Government & Communities Committees on Wednesday and Children, Young People & Education Committee on Thursday.
Wednesday afternoon continues with portfolio questions on Health and the Economy. Discussion around the Armed Forces continues with an Opposition debate from the Welsh Conservatives. Also up for discussion – support for the Welsh language (Plaid) and the State of Nature Wales 2016 Report (individual members’ debate). Julie Morgan has the short debate and will be raising cardiology research.
In addition to the Budget sessions, Climate Change, Environment & Rural Affairs look at Bovine TB in Wales while the Health & Social Care Committee consider work force planning and the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee will look at Finance Wales on Thursday.
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