WQ89014 (e) Tabled on 11/09/2023

What discussions has the Counsel General had with the Senedd Commission regarding the current levels of Senedd office occupancies compared with total capacity before bringing forward plans for Senedd expansion, given the considerable shift toward home working for Senedd staff?

Answered by Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution | Answered on 20/09/2023

Ultimately these are issues for the Senedd Commission. The Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill, informed by the 'common assumptions' agreed by the Senedd Commission in consultation with the Business Committee and Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd, assume Tŷ Hywel will accommodate and provide sufficient space for each Member of the Senedd plus Member support staff and group support staff and also for Commission staff.

The work on Senedd reform is being carried out in collaboration with Rhun ap Iorwerth MS, the Plaid Cymru designated member, as part of the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru.