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Joint Ministerial Committee

The Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) was established under the memorandum of understanding agreed between the UK government and the devolved administrations on 1 October 1999.

The JMC is a forum which includes the UK government and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It enables the leaders of the 4 governments to examine matters of common interest and review the workings of devolution. The JMC also provides a platform for ministers to seek to resolve differences, disagreements and disputes between the administrations. The JMC has no power to bind any of its members; it works through discussion and consensus.

The JMC meets in 3 ministerial formats:

  • JMC (Plenary) – an annual meeting between the leaders of each administration. This meeting is chaired by the Prime Minister and usually takes place in June before the Westminster parliament and devolved legislatures break for their summer recess periods.
  • JMC (Europe) – the JMC (Europe) meetings are chaired by the Foreign Secretary or another Foreign Office minister. They take place prior to each European Council meeting which are usually held 4 times a year.
  • JMC (Domestic) – this format enables ministers from the 4 administrations to discuss a range of issues. It is particularly beneficial for those policies that straddle both devolved and non-devolved areas. Ministers usually meet in JMC (Domestic) format twice a year.

Joint Ministerial Committee 15 October 2014 Communiqué

17/12/14
Notes from the Plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London 15th October 2014 and chaired by the Prime Minister.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) Annual Report 2012-2013

16/10/13
Outlines the activities of the JMC since the last meeting of JMC in plenary format in September 2012.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee 16 October 2013 Communiqué

16/10/13
Notes from the Plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London 16th October 2013 and chaired by the Prime Minister.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) Annual Report 2011-2012

20/09/12
Report setting out the activity of the JMC in all formats since the meeting of JMC in its plenary format on 8 June 2011.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee 19 September 2012 Communiqué

20/09/12
Notes from the Plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London 19th September 2012 and chaired by the Prime Minister.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) Annual Report 2010-2011

09/06/11
Report setting out the meetings of the JMC and its sub-committees since the last meeting of JMC in its plenary format on 8 June 2010.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary) 8 June 2011 Communiqué

09/06/11
Notes from the Plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London 8th June 2011 and chaired by the Prime Minister.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) Annual Report 2009-2010

16/06/10
Report setting out the meetings of the JMC and its sub-committees since the last meeting of JMC in its plenary format on 16 September 2009.
 

Joint Ministerial Committee (Plenary) 08 June 2010 Communiqué

16/06/10
Notes from the Plenary session of the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London 8th June 2010 and chaired by the Prime Minister.