Posted: Wed 9th Feb 2022

Senior officials from UK and Welsh governments to be quizzed on intergovernmental relations

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 9th, 2022

The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold a one-off evidence session exploring intergovernmental relations between the UK and Welsh governments. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The evidence session follows the recent UK Government publication of the Review of intergovernmental relations. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Committee will be exploring the potential implications of the review, and consider the issues which have shaped intergovernmental relations since 1999. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

MPs will hear from retired senior Civil Servants from the Welsh and UK governments, as well as a Senior Fellow from the Institute for Government. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Topics likely to be covered include: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • The general experience of intergovernmental relations since 1999;
  • How Brexit has impacted intergovernmental relations;
  • Intergovernmental relations during the covid-19 pandemic;
  • Reaction to the reforms included in the Review of Intergovernmental Relations.

Witnesses include; Professor Hugh Rawlings CB, former Director of the Department for the First Minister and Cabinet, Welsh Government ; Philip Rycroft CB, former Permanent Secretary at DExEU and former Head of UK Governance Group, Cabinet Office ; Akash Paun, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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