Concise Minutes - Standards of Conduct Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Meeting time: 09.30 - 09.53
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3701


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Jayne Bryant AM (Chair)

Paul Davies AM

David J Rowlands AM

Witnesses:

Gerard Elias QC – Commissioner for Standards

Committee Staff:

Meriel Singleton (Second Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Joanest Varney-Jackson (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

 

1.1        The Chair welcomed the Members to the Committee.

1.2        Apologies were received from Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM.

 

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2       Commissioner for Standards annual report 2015-16

 

2.1 The Commissioner for Standards presented his Annual Report 2015-16 and answered Members’ questions.

 

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3       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

 

3.1 The motion was agreed.

 

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4       Lobbying: Consideration of the Committee undertaking a review on Lobbying

 

4.1 Members considered the paper and agreed to undertake a review into the current lobbying regime.

 

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5       Commissioner for Standards: Discussion on the possible Lobbying review

 

5.1 The Commissioner for Standards agreed to conduct some initial ground work on how the lobbying arrangements are working in other Parliaments and present his findings to Committee in November.

 

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