House of Commons Welsh Affairs and National Assembly for Wales Economic Development and Transport Committees

Session 2003 - 04

28 May 2004

Press Notice No 1

Joint Press Notice

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny


The Welsh Affairs Committee of the House of Commons and the Economic Development and Transport Committee of the National Assembly for Wales will be carrying out pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Transport (Wales) Bill. Subject to the agreement of the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales, the Committees intend to hold joint meetings for that scrutiny.

The draft Bill was published by the Wales Office on Thursday 27 May and is available either from the Wales Office website at: or from the Stationery Office Bookshops (telephone orders: 0870 600 5522)

Interested parties are invited to submit written evidence to either Committee at the addresses below, to arrive not later than Tuesday 15 June 2004.  If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text format. The Wales Office is carrying out a consultation exercise on the draft Bill.  The Committees are happy to receive copies of submissions to this consultation but it would be helpful if you could indicate if your submission is a copy of, or substantially the same as, a submission which has been made to the Government.

Timetable for the inquiry: It is likely that the Committees will hold oral evidence sessions in June and will report separately on the draft Bill in late July.

James Davies
Welsh Affairs Committee                      
House of Commons                                                        
7 Millbank
London SW1A 0AA
e-mail -

 John Grimes
Economic Development and Transport Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff CF99 1NA
Telephone - 029 2089 8225
e-mail -

Membership of the Economic Development and Transport Committee: Chris Gwyther AM (Chair),Alun Cairns AM, Chris Chapman AM, Andrew Davies AM, Janet Davies AM, Lisa Francis AM, Brian Gibbons AM, Elin Jones AM, Lynne Neagle AM, Jenny Randerson AM.

Membership of the Welsh Affairs Committee  Mr Martyn Jones MP (Chairman), Mr Martin Caton MP, Mr Huw Edwards MP, Dr Hywel Francis MP, Ms Julie Morgan MP, Mr Albert Owen MP, Hywel Williams MP, Mr Mark Prisk MP, Mr Nigel Evans MP, Mrs Betty Williams MP and Mr Roger Williams MP.