Welsh Affairs Committee Press Notice 07-08

Session 2007-08

6 November 2007

Press Notice No 1


The Welsh Affairs Committee has agreed to undertake an inquiry examining the provision of cross-border services for Wales. The Committee intends to proceed with the inquiry in Spring 2008 and will examine the coordination, effectiveness  and funding arrangements of cross-border provision of public services. It is the Committee’s intention to focus on the provision of education, health, transport, civil service employment and broadcasting.

The Committee is particularly interested in cross-border issues as they affect

•    Further Education provision

•    Higher Education, particularly student recruitment and research funding

•    Specialist health provision

•    Transport links

•    Pay differentials and staffing levels in the Civil Service

•    Broadcasting

The Committee’s programme of hearings will be announced early in 2008.  As this is an inquiry into cross-border service provision, the Committee will consider taking evidence jointly with relevant committees of the National Assembly for Wales. 


Committee Membership is as follows: Dr Hywel Francis MP (Chairman), Mr Stephen Crabb MP, Wayne David MP, David T. C. Davies MP, Nia Griffith MP, Mrs Siân C. James MP, Mr David Jones MP, Mr Martyn Jones MP, Albert Owen MP, Mark Williams MP, Hywel Williams MP

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