Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 22 May 2017

Meeting time: 13.15 - 16.06
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4097


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Chair)

Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM

Nathan Gill AM

Dai Lloyd AM

David Melding AM

Witnesses:

Dr Paul Cairney, Senior Lecturer in politics and international relations, University of Stirlng

Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin

Rhodri Williams, Ofcom

David Hughes, Barrister

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Tanwen Summers (Second Clerk)

Ruth Hatton (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

 

The Chair made an opening statement paying tribute to the late Rt.Hon Rhodri Morgan, who sadly passed away last week.

 

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2       A Stronger Voice for Wales inquiry: Evidence session 10

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

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3.1   SL(5)105 - The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Wales) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2017

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3.2   SL(5)106 - The Listed Buildings (Urgent Works) (Interest Rate on Expenses) (Wales) Order 2017

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3.3   SL(5)107 - The Ancient Monuments (Claims for Compensation) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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3.4   SL(5)108 - The Scheduled Monuments (Review of Scheduling Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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3.5   SL(5)109 - The Ancient Monuments (Applications for Scheduled Monument Consent) (Wales) Regulations 2017

 

The Committee considered the instruments and was content.

 

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4       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

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<AI10>

4.1   SL(5)110 - The Listed Buildings (Review of Listing Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2017

 

The Committee considered the instrument along with the Government response and will report to the Assembly.

 

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5       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.7

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<AI12>

5.1   SL(5)104 - Code of Practice for Species Control

 

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly.

 

The Committee agreed to write to the Business Minister and relevant Cabinet Secretaries concerning the use of the words ‘should’ and must’ in the Code and in the Statutory Guidance – Historic Environment Records in Wales.

 

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6       Paper to Note

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6.1   Correspondence from the Australian Senate, Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee

 

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

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6.2   Government Response to SL(5)090 - The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2017

 

The Committee considered a Government response to SL(5)90 – The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2017, that was made available after the publication of meeting papers. The Committee noted the response and was content with the comments, relating to human rights issues in respect of the age limit. However, the Committee did not feel that the response fully addressed the Committee’s concerns regarding eligible prisoners.

The Committee agreed to lay a supplementary report before the Assembly and to write to the Government about eligible prisoners.

 

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<AI16>

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

 

The motion was agreed.

 

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<AI17>

8       Stronger Voice for Wales inquiry: Consideration of evidence

 

The Committee considered the evidence received.

 

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<AI18>

9       Great Repeal Bill: Discussion

 

The Committee discussed issues concerning the UK Government’s White paper on the Great Repeal Bill.

 

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