Minutes - Business Committee

Meeting Venue:

Conference Room 4B - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: 2 July 2019

Meeting time: 08.30 - 08.45







Committee Members:

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd (Chair)

Rebecca Evans AM

Russell George AM

Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Caroline Jones AM

Committee Staff:

Aled Elwyn Jones (Clerk)

Others in attendance

Ann Jones AM, Deputy Presiding Officer

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Assembly

Siwan Davies, Director of Assembly Business

Siân Wilkins, Head of Chamber and Committee Service

Gwion Evans, Head of the Llywydd's Private Office

Elin Roberts, Policy Adviser to the Llywydd

Helen Carey, Welsh Government



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Darren Millar sent his apologies and Russell George attended in his place.



2       Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes for the meeting were agreed by the Committee for publication.



3       Organisation of Business



3.1   This Week's Business

The Trefnydd notified Business Managers that the Government were withdrawing the oral statement by the Minister for Economy and Transport on Economic Development Measures.




·         Voting Time will take place as the last item of business.




·         All voting will take place before the Short Debate.



3.2   Three Week Timetable of Government Business

Business Committee noted the 3 Week Timetable of Government Business.



3.3   Three Week Timetable of Assembly Business


Business Committee determined the organisation of Assembly business and agreed to schedule the following items of business:


Wednesday 10 July 2019


·         Motion to annul the School Performance and Absence Targets (Wales) (Amendments) Regulations 2019 (30 mins)


Wednesday 17 July 2019 –


·         Standards of Conduct Committee reports (30 mins)

Wednesday 18 September 2019 –


·         Debate on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report: Endoscopy Services in Wales (30 mins)

·         Time allocated to the Welsh Conservatives (60 mins)

·         Time allocated to Plaid Cymru (60 mins)



3.4   Letter from Suzy Davies AM

Business Managers discussed the letter and agreed to schedule a debate on the motion to annul the School Performance and Absence Targets (Wales) (Amendments) Regulations 2019 on 10 July.



4       Legislation



4.1   Letter from Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Timetable for the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

Business Managers agreed the timetable for the Bill and noted the comments in the letter relating to other potential Bills.



4.2   Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill

Business Managers agreed to refer the LCM to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee for committee scrutiny, and agreed a reporting deadline of 11 July. They noted that the government proposes the LCM should be debated on 16 July.



5       Assembly Business



5.1   Recess Dates

Business Managers confirmed the recess dates for Spring Half Term and Easter recess 2020, and agreed the provisional recess dates for Whitsun Half Term and Summer Recess 2020.



5.2   Summer Recess Tabling Arrangements

Business Managers confirmed the arrangements for tabling plenary business during the Summer recess period and agreed the arrangements for the tabling of Written Assembly Questions.





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