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Concordats

Concordats set out the principles and expectations which underpin the working relationships between the Welsh Government and UK government departments

The Welsh Government has entered into a series of bilateral concordats with UK government departments. These are not legally binding. They are informal and flexible agreements to which both parties commit themselves and set out existing administrative best practice.

The Welsh Government has entered into the following bilateral concordats:

Concordat between the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Welsh Government

12/03/14
This Concordat sets out an agreed approach for an effective relationship between the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Welsh Government.
 

Concordat between the UK Government's Department for Work and Pensions and the Welsh Government

23/05/13
This Concordat establishes an agreed framework for cooperation between the Welsh Government and the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions.
 

Concordat between the UK Government's Department for Education and the Welsh Government

16/01/13
This Concordat establishes an agreed framework for cooperation between the parties, the Welsh Government and the UK Government’s Department for Education.
 

Concordat between the Food Standards Agency and the Welsh Government

02/11/11
This concordat sets out an agreed framework for co-operation between the Food Standards Agency and the Welsh Government.
 

Concordat between the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and the Department for Environment of the Welsh Government

13/05/11
This Concordat establishes an agreed framework for cooperation between the Food and Environment Research Agency and the Department for Environment of the Welsh Government in all matters relating to plant health and seeds functions in England and Wales.
 

Concordat between The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Welsh Assembly Government

13/05/11
This document describes how the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Welsh Assembly Government will communicate and coordinate their work to help ensure effective working relationships.
 

Concordat between The National Archives and Welsh Assembly Government

15/02/11
This document and its appendices set out the understanding between The National Archives (TNA) and the Welsh Assembly Government.
 

Concordat between the Department of Health and the Directorate General for Health and Social Services of the Welsh Assembly Government

27/01/11
This Concordat provides a framework for co-operation between the Department of Health and the Directorate General for Health and Social Services of the Welsh Assembly Government.
 

Concordat between the UK Departments of Health and the Ministry of Defence

26/07/10
This document describes how the UK Departments of Health and the Ministry of Defence will communicate and coordinate their work to help ensure effective working relationships.
 

Concordat with the Ministry of Defence

26/07/10
This document describes how the Welsh Assembly Government and the Ministry of Defence will communicate and coordinate their work to help ensure effective working relationships.
 

Concordat with the Home Office

26/07/10
This document describes how the Welsh Assembly Government and the Home Office will communicate and coordinate their work to help ensure effective working relationships.
 

Concordat between the Department for Work and Pensions and Welsh Assembly Government

05/11/09
This document describes how both organisations will communicate and coordinate their work to help ensure effective working relationships.
 

Concordat on the Inquiries Act 2005

15/11/06
This Memorandum sets out the understanding of the UK Government and the Welsh Assembly Government of the way in which UK Ministers will exercise their power to establish an inquiry under section 1 of the Inquiries Act 2005 or to convert an inquiry under section 15 of the Act.