Wales

The Senedd, the main public building of the National Assembly for Wales

The Senedd, the main public building of the National Assembly for Wales

Key Facts

Head of State: HM Queen Elizabeth II

Capital City (location of Parliament): Cardiff

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - National Assembly for Wales (60)

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CPA UK and Wales

The National Assembly for Wales and CPA UK work together through British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) of the CPA, particularly through the BIMR Chapter of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians.

Parliamentarians and Clerks from Wales often participate in CPA UK's multilateral events such as the Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, and as speakers and resource people in parliamentary strengthening activities. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly for Wales, for example, has supported activities delivered by the UK Overseas Territories Project in 2018. After hosting the PAC of the Parliament of Bermuda in January 2018, the Clerk to the PAC undertook an attachment with the PAC of St Helena in May 2018.

The Members, Clerks and Officials of the National Assembly for Wales and CPA Wales remain a valued partner across a range of activities and programmes. CPA UK looks forward to future opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

Wales (Google Maps)

Wales (Google Maps)

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Our Recent Programmes

Clerk Attachment to the Public Accounts Committee of St Helena, St Helena, 7-18 May 2018

The Clerk to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly for Wales, Fay Bowen, completed an attachment with the PAC of St Helena to provide direct support to the Chair, Clerk, and Members over two weeks. The attachment formed part of the UKOT Project. 

CPA UK & UK Overseas Territories’ Parliamentary Forum: Supporting the Role of Public Accounts Committees & Audit Institutions, Miami, 1-2 March 2017

The 2017 Parliamentary Forum on oversight of public funds launched the UK Overseas Territories (UKOT) Project. Chairs of Public Accounts Committees (PACs) and Heads of Internal and External Audit from nine UK Overseas Territories came together to discuss common challenges as well as their priorities for the three-year project. Welsh PAC Clerk Fay Bowen participated as speaker and resource person.