Procedure Committee

Session 2003-04  No. 9   6 May 2004


PUBLICATION OF REPORT: JOINT ACTIVITIES WITH THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES

Joint activities with the National Assembly for Wales will be published as the Third Report of Session 2003-04, HC 582, at 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday 11 May.

The Report arises from a request by the Welsh Affairs Committee for provision to be made for formal joint meetings between House of Commons Committees and Committees of the National Assembly for Wales. (Welsh Affairs Committee, Fourth Report, Session 2002-03, HC 79, and Third Special Report, Session 2002-03, HC 989.)

The Procedure Committee is now reporting on this issue, following receipt of a memorandum from the Clerk of the House of Commons on the procedural and practical implications, based on a report by a joint working group of officials of the House and the National Assembly. The Clerk's Memorandum and the group's report are included as an Appendix to the Committee's Report.

There will be no advance copies and no press conference

Copies of the Report will be placed in the Press Gallery at the time of publication and may be  purchased in The Stationery Office Bookshops or ordered from The Stationery Office by telephone (08457 023474). The Report will also be made available on these pages on the day of publication.