26 February 2009

Welsh Affairs Committee: scrutiny of Carers LCO

The Welsh Affairs Committee would like to announce the following evidence session on:

The National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Social Welfare) Order 2009, relating to carers

Monday 2 March 2009 Committee room 8 Palace of Westminster

4.15 pm: Gwenda Thomas AM, Minister for Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government

5.00 pm (approx) Wayne David MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Wales Office

The Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee, Dr Hywel Francis MP, and the Chair of the National Assembly for Wales Committee on the Carers LCO, Dr Dai Lloyd AM, held an informal joint meeting on 25 February to share information about the scrutiny of this LCO.

Dr Hywel Francis MP said, "It is important to establish effective working practices with colleagues in the Assembly as part of the routine of LCO scrutiny and my meeting with Dai Lloyd is an example of how this can work. It was a valuable session during which we shared information about the LCO and planned a further meeting between the members of both Committees to exchange our views after the evidence gathering process has concluded."