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Transcript: Transcript for 15/06/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

10:00

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Suzy Davies MS. David Melding MS attended as a substitute for part of the meeting.

2.

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

2.1

SL(5)555 - The Census (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 1 – Report

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 2 – Regulations

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 3 - Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified, and to consider the Welsh Government response at a future date.

3.

Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 but have implications as a result of the UK exiting the EU

3.1

SL(5)553 – The Payments to Farmers (Controls and Checks) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 4 – Report

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 5 – Regulations

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 6 - Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the European Union.

4.

Standing Order 30B Report: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 7 – Written statement

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 8 - Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and the report.

5.

Written statements under Standing Order 30C

5.1

WS-30C(5)161 - The Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 9 – Written statement

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 10 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

6.

Paper(s) to note

6.1

Letter from the Counsel General: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 11 – Letter from the Counsel General, 4 June 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 12 – Letter to the Counsel General, 11 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

6.2

Letter from the First Minister to the Business Committee: Senedd and Elections Act 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 13 – Letter from the First Minister to the Chair of the Business Committee, 4 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

6.3

Letter from the Chair of the European Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee: Correspondence to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Chair of the European Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, 9 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

6.4

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: UK Wide Statutory Instrument – Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 15 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 9 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

6.5

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: UK Wide Statutory Instrument – The Direct Payments (Ceilings) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 16 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 10 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.

10:30

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for Items 8, 9 and 10:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Finance Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 17 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report.

9.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 18 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report.

10.

UK Bills related to leaving the European Union - briefing

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 19 – Research Briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the briefing from Senedd researchers and agreed that the situation regarding UK Bills related to leaving the European Union should continue to be monitored and regular updates provided.

11:00

11.

Wales' Changing Constitution: Evidence session 6

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General

Des Clifford, Director General, Office of the First Minister, Welsh Government

Chris Warner, Deputy Director, Constitutional Affairs & Intergovernmental Relations, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-18-20 – Briefing

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 20 – Welsh Government statement, 25 February 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 21 – Letter from the First Minister, 11 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General and his officials.

12.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

13.

Wales' Changing Constitution - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the evidence provided by the Counsel General and agreed to consider the key issues arising from the inquiry at a future meeting.

 

 

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