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Transcript: Transcript for 09/03/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

10.45

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

No apologies were received.

10.45-10.50

2.

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

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 1 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

2.1

SL(5)512 - The Adoption Agencies (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 2 – Welsh Government statement, 20 February 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

10.50-10.55

3.

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

3.1

SL(5)507 - The Education (Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 3 – Report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 4 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 5 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 6 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 13 February 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Government response, and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting points identified.

3.2

SL(5)508 - The Education (Student Finance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 7 – Report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 8 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 9 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 10 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 14 February 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting points identified.

3.3

SL(5)509 – The Education (Student Finance) (Amounts) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 11 – Report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 12 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 14 February 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Government response, and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting points identified.

3.4

SL(5)510 – The Education (Student Finance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (No. 2) (Revocation) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 15 – Report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 16 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 17 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 18 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd to the Llywydd, 14 February 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting point identified. In addition, the Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government to draw attention to the number of recent instruments which have been laid in breach of the 21 day rule.

3.5

SL(5)511 - The Adoption Agencies (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 19 – Report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 20 – Regulations

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 21 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and the Government response, and agreed to report to the Assembly in line with the reporting point identified.

10.55-11.00

4.

Papers to note

4.1

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 22 – Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government, 2 March 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government.

4.2

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Competence for a vacant land tax in Wales

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 23 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 3 March 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd.

4.3

Letter from the Counsel General: Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 24 – Letter from the Counsel General, 4 March 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

11.00

5.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

11.00-11.30

6.

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-09-20 – Paper 25 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed (subject to minor changes) its draft report on the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill. Members noted the report would be laid by the required deadline of 13 March 2020.

11.30-12.30

7.

Wales' Changing Constitution: Evidence session 5

The Rt Hon Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales

Geth Williams, Deputy Director, Constitution and Policy, Wales Office

 

 

CLA(5)-09-20 - Briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Secretary of State for Wales.

The Committee agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Wales to follow up on issues raised during the session.

12.30

8.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

12.30-12.45

9.

Wales' Changing Constitution: Consideration of evidence and key issues

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Secretary of State for Wales and the key issues to consider moving forward.

 

 

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