Concise Minutes - Standards of Conduct Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 5 - Ty Hywel

Meeting date: Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Meeting time: 09.30 - 10.26






Assembly Members:

Jayne Bryant AM (Chair)

Andrew RT Davies AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Commissioner for Standards:

Sir Roderick Evans QC

Committee Staff:

Meriel Singleton (Second Clerk)

Claire Griffiths (Deputy Clerk)

Enrico Carpanini (Legal Adviser)

Owain Roberts (Secretariat)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed the Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Gareth Bennett AM.

1.3        The Chair welcomed Andrew R T Davies AM to his first meeting following the membership election on 18 September 2018 and thanked Paul Davies AM for all his work and contributions to the work of the Committee.



2       Code of Conduct - Review: Consideration of the Assembly Commissions' response on 'Creating the Right Culture' report

2.1 The Members discussed the response from the Assembly Commission to the recommendations contained in the Creating the Right Culture Report.

2.2 Members agreed that the Chair would respond to the Llywydd and seek a clearer timetable for a response on Recommendation 14.

2.3 Members noted that the response from the Welsh Government to Recommendation 12 would be available later in the month and would be considered at the next Committee meeting.



3       Cross Party Groups Annual Report: Consideration of 2017-18 report

3.1 Members considered the Cross-Party Group Monitoring Report 2017-18 prepared by the Table Office for the Committee in accordance with paragraph 44 of the rules on the operation of Cross-Party Groups.

3.2 Members agreed that the Chair should write to the Llywydd with their recommendations and suggested actions on the Cross-Party Groups which have not complied with the rules and subsequently categorised into Categories B and C of the Report.