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Transcript: Transcript for 21/09/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

09.30

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.19, he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

 

There were no apologies or substitutions.

09.30-11.30

2.

UK Government's Internal Market proposals and general scrutiny of EU exit-related legislation: Evidence session

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General

Christopher Warner, Welsh Government

Dr Robert Parry, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-25-20 – Briefing 1 – Brexit Legislation

CLA(5)-25-20 – Briefing 2 – UK Internal Market Bill

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 1 – Letter from the Counsel General, 14 August 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 2 – Letter to the Counsel General and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 23 July 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 3 - Letter from the Counsel General and the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 11 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 4 – Statement by the Counsel General, 15 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 5 – Background briefing on the EU Single Market

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General on the UK Government’s Internal Market proposals and other matters concerning EU-exit related legislation.

11.30-11.35

3.

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

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 6 – Statutory Instrument with clear reports

Supporting documents:

3.1

SL(5)606 - The Healthy Start Scheme (Description of Healthy Start Food) (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

11.35-11.40

4.

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

4.1

SL(5)605 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 7 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 8 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 9 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 10 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 3 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 11 – Written statement, 3 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

4.2

SL(5)607 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Caerphilly) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 12 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 13 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 14 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 15 – Letter from the First Minister, 8 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 16 – Written statement, 7 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.3

SL(5)612 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.9) Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 17 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 18 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 19 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 20 – Letter from the First Minister, 11 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 21 – Written statement, 11 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

4.4

SL(5)611 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 22 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 23 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 24 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 25 – Letter from the First Minister, 11 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified. In addition, the Committee noted that the instrument has been revoked by The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020, which were laid before the Senedd on 18 September 2020.

11.40-11.45

5.

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

5.1

SL(5)574 - The European Union (Regulated Professions Proportionality Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 26 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 27 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government response to its report on The European Union (Regulated Professions Proportionality Assessment) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

5.2

SL(5)592 - The Marketing of Seed, Plant and Propagating Material (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 28 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 29 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Welsh Government’s response to its report on The Marketing of Seed, Plant and Propagating Material (Wales) Regulations 2020.

5.3

SL(5)603 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 30 - Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

11.45-11.50

6.

Subordinate legislation that raises issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.7

6.1

SL(5)613 - Modification of Curriculum Requirements in Wales Notice 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 31 – Report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 32 - Notice

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Notice and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the points noted under Standing Order 21.7.

11.50-11.55

7.

Statutory Instruments requiring Senedd consent (Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandums)

7.1

SICM(5)29 - The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 33 – Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 34 – Regulations

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 35 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 36 – Letter from the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, 2 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 37 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum and was content. The Committee noted the reporting deadline of 29 September 2020 and agreed to consider its draft report at the next meeting.

11.55-12.00

8.

Papers to note

8.1

Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Committee report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Agriculture Bill

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 38 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 11 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

8.2

Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language: Committee report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Trade Bill

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 39 – Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, 11 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 40 – Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language to the Lord Speaker, 11 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 41 – Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language to the Minister of State for Trade Policy, 11 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language. In addition, the Committee noted the letters from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language to the Lord Speaker and to the Minister of State for Trade Policy.

8.3

Letter from the First Minister: Scrutiny of regulations arising from the UK's exit from the European Union - Protocol between the Welsh Government and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee of Senedd Cymru

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 42 - Letter from the First Minister, 16 September 2020

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 43 – Letter to the First Minister, 23 July 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.

8.4

Letter from the Counsel General: Inter-institutional Agreement - Intergovernmental Relations Review Ministerial Meetings

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 44 – Letter from the Counsel General, 17 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.

12.00

9.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

12.00-12.15

10.

UK Government's Internal Market proposals and scrutiny of EU exit related legislation: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Counsel General on the UK Government’s Internal Market proposals and scrutiny of EU exit related legislation.

12.15-12.30

11.

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Fisheries Bill: Consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 45 – Draft report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 46 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on the Supplementary LCM on the Fisheries Bill and agreed to confirm final changes outside of Committee. The Committee noted that the report would be laid by the required deadline of 24 September 2020.

12.30-12.45

12.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 47 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill, and to consider a further draft at the next meeting.

 

 

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