Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government
As part of the phased approach to putting in place the legislative framework within which Corporate Joint Committees (CJCs) will operate, I intend to launch a consultation on the final substantive set of general regulations – the Corporate Joint Committee (General) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2022.
The eight week technical consultation on the draft general regulations builds on the comprehensive consultation undertaken in October 2020 which considered the general approach to the development of the legislative framework for CJCs, the consultation on the draft Corporate Joint Committee (General) (No.2) Wales Regulations in July 2021 and more recently the Corporate Joint Committee (General) (Wales) Regulations 2022 in November 2021.
This consultation seeks views on the next stage of the approach to the development of the wider CJC legislative framework and application of specific elements of that framework. In particular, the draft regulations will provide for:
- applying the local government performance and governance regime to CJCs.
- the overview and scrutiny of CJCs
- requiring a CJC to adopt certain procedural standing orders
- a small number of other consequential and miscellaneous changes to existing legislation
The regulations will be subject to the draft affirmative procedure and will be considered by the Senedd in the summer.
Other ancillary/independent regulations and orders may be required to be laid alongside the more general regulations, or following the commencement of the amendments within the general regulations, to fully provide the legislative underpinning required for CJCs, but these will be kept to a minimum.
The consultation documents, can be accessed via the following link: The Corporate Joint Committee (General) (No.2) (Wales) Regulations 2022.