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Scrutinising the Co-operation Agreement: two years on

Published 08/12/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

The Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister is holding a session on 8 December 2023 with the First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS, and Plaid Cymru Leader, Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, regarding progress in delivering the Co-operation Agreement. We’ve produced a briefing setting out some of the issues the Committee may cover.

The Committee previously held sessions considering the Co-operation Agreement on 9 December 2022 and 24 March 2023, with the First Minister and former Plaid Cymru Leader, Adam Price MS.

The Co-operation Agreement was published in December 2021 by the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru, and contains 46 commitments. This briefing doesn’t cover each of these but focuses on key issues based on previous areas of scrutiny and Senedd business.

The Welsh Government has published an annual update on progress with the Co-operation Agreement. However, this was not available prior to preparing the briefing for the Committee and the two documents should be read alongside each other.

The Committee is also holding a session at its meeting on 8 December 2023, with the First Minister regarding “Keeping Wales warm and fed this winter”.

The Committee’s meeting can be watched live, or afterwards, on SeneddTV. A transcript will be available a few days afterwards.

Article by Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament