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Transcript: Transcript for 28/09/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

Items
Note No. Item

10:00

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.

10:00-10:05

2.

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

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 1 – Statutory instruments with clear reports

Supporting documents:

2.1

SL(5)609 - The Business Tenancies (Extension of Protection from Forfeiture etc.) (Wales) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

2.2

SL(5)618 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport etc.) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 2 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 3 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 4 – Letter from the First Minister, 22 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 5 – Written statement, 21 September 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

10:05-10:15

3.

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

3.1

SL(5)608 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 6 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 7 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 8 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 9 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 8 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 10 – Written statement, 8 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.2

SL(5)610 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 11 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 12 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 13 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 14 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 11 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 15 – Written statement, 10 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

3.3

SL(5)617 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 16 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 17 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 18 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 19 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 18 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 20 – Written statement, 17 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

3.4

SL(5)614 - The Planning Applications (Temporary Modifications and Disapplication) (No. 2) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 21 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 22 – Order

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 23 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 24 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 17 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 agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek further clarification in relation to the timescale for the laying of the regulations.

3.5

SL(5)583 - The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 25 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 26 – Order

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 27 - Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 28 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 18 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 29 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 10 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 30 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, 15 July 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 31 - Written statement, 15 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified, and to highlight issues as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

3.6

SL(5)615 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) (Amendment) (No.10) (Rhondda Cynon Taf) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 32 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 33 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 34 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 35 – Letter from the First Minister, 17 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 36 – Written statement, 16 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 agreed to write to the Welsh Government regarding its published guidance on coronavirus-related restrictions.

3.7

SL(5)616 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Functions of Local Authorities etc.) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 37 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 38 – Regulations

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 39 – Explanatory Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 40 – Letter from the First Minister, 17 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 agreed to write to the Welsh Government to seek clarification on why it was necessary for the regulations came to come into force before they were laid before the Senedd, which is a requirement of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946.

10:15-10:20

4.

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

4.1

SL(5)588 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 41 – Report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 42 – Welsh Government response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the response from the Welsh Government.

10:20-10:25

5.

Papers to note

5.1

Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government: National Development Framework

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

5.2

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Assured Tenancies and Assured Shorthold Tenancies, Extension of Notice Periods) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 44 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 21 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

5.3

Correspondence with the Secretary of State for Wales: UK Internal Market Bill

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 45 - Letter to the Secretary of State for Wales, 18 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 46 – Letter from the Chair of the Committee for the Executive Office, Northern Ireland Assembly, to the Secretary of State for Wales, 24 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence in relation to the UK Internal Market Bill.

5.4

Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee: Scrutiny of EU withdrawal arrangements

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 47 – Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee, 24 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee.

10:25

6.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

10:25-10:40

7.

Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 48 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered its draft report on the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill and agreed to confirm final changes outside of Committee. The Committee noted that the report would be laid by the required deadline of 2 October 2020.

10:40-10:50

8.

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Medicines and Medical Devices Bill - consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 49 – Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 50 – Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, 1 September 2020

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 51 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

10:50-11:05

9.

Legislative Consent Memorandum: Domestic Abuse Bill - consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 52 – Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 53 – Legal advice note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Domestic Abuse Bill and agreed to consider its draft report at a future meeting.

11:05-11:15

10.

Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: Basic Payment Scheme and rural support legislative framework from 2021 - consideration of response

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 54 – Letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, 6 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave further consideration to the letter from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and agreed on the points to include in its response.

11:15-11:25

11.

SICM(5)29 - The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 - consideration of draft report

CLA(5)-27-20 – Paper 55 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its report on the Welsh Government’s Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum on The Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The Committee noted its report would be laid by the required deadline of 29 September 2020.

 

 

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