The line-ups for the first set of committees for the Fifth Welsh Assembly have been unveiled, with Labour taking charge of seven, Plaid Cymru leading three, the Conservatives two and UKIP one.
However, that is perhaps the most notable story coming out of these appointments with UKIP’s Mark Reckless leading the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.
While Mr Reckless has said he will adopt an “evidence-led” approach to the issue, UKIP’s manifesto contained a commitment to abandon climate change spending.
Elsewhere, we see Plaid’s Dai Lloyd leading the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, Bethan Jenkins chairing the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee and Simon Thomas heading the Finance Committee.
For the Conservatives, Russell George leads the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee and Nick Ramsay the Public Accounts Committee.
Labour representatives take the lead on committees for Children, Young People and Education (Lynne Neagle); Equality, Local Government and Communities (John Griffiths); External Affairs and Additional Legislation (David Rees); Constitutional and Legislative Affairs ( Huw Irranca-Davies); Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister (Ann Jones); Petitions (Mike Hedges); and Standards of Conduct (Jayne Bryant).