Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Meeting Venue:

Newport City Campus, University of South Wales, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP

Meeting date: Monday, 20 March 2017

Meeting time: 14.55 - 17.20
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Assembly Members:

Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Chair)

Nathan Gill AM

Dai Lloyd AM

David Melding AM


Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales

Dr Hugh Rawlings CB, Director, Welsh Government

Des Clifford, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Tanwen Summers (Second Clerk)

Gerallt Roberts (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)




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1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 Apologies were received from Dafydd Elis-Thomas. There was no substitute.




2       Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3



2.1   SL(5)073 - The Marine Licensing (Notices Appeals) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017



2.2   SL(5)074 - The Local Authority Social Services Annual Reports (Prescribed Form) (Wales) Regulations 2017



2.3   SL(5)075 - The Marine Licensing (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2017


2.0a The Committee considered the instruments and was content.




3       Paper to note



3.1   Public Health (Wales) Bill: Correspondence from the Minister for Social Services and Public Health


3.1a The Committee noted the correspondence.




4       A stronger voice for Wales inquiry: Evidence session 5


4.1 The Committee took evidence from the First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, in relation to its inquiry, A stronger voice for Wales.




5       Welsh Government White Paper - 'Securing Wales' Future': Evidence session 1


5.1 The Committee took evidence from the First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, in relation to the Welsh Government White Paper, ‘Securing Wales’ Future’.




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


6.1 The motion was agreed.




7       Consideration of evidence


7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.




8       Forward work programme


8.1 The Committee considered its forward work programme.

8.2 The Committee agreed draft correspondence to Chairs of constitutional committees of other UK legislatures.