Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 26 November 2018

Meeting time: 14.30 - 15.10
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5023


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mick Antoniw AM (Chair)

Suzy Davies AM

Mandy Jones AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Lee Waters AM

Witnesses:

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

 

<AI1>

1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received froim Dawn Bowden AM.

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<AI2>

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

</AI2>

<AI3>

2.1   SL(5)279 - The Civil Enforcement of Bus Lane and Moving Traffic Contraventions (County of Carmarthenshire) Designation Order 2018

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

</AI3>

<AI4>

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

</AI4>

<AI5>

3.1   SL(5)277 - The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Budget Motions and Designated Bodies) Order 2018

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly in line with the reporting point identified.

</AI5>

<AI6>

3.2   SL(5)278 - The Humane Trapping Standards Regulations 2019

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

</AI6>

<AI7>

4       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

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<AI8>

4.1   SL(5)276 - The Zootechnical Standards (Wales) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

</AI8>

<AI9>

4.2   SL(5)280 - The Plant Health etc. (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

</AI9>

<AI10>

5       Written statements under Standing Order 30C

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<AI11>

5.1   WS-30C(5)10 - The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI11>

<AI12>

5.2   WS-30C(5)11 - The Persistent Organic Pollutants (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI12>

<AI13>

5.3   WS-30C(5)12 - The INSPIRE (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

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<AI14>

5.4   WS-30C(5)13 - Provision of Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

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<AI15>

5.5   WS-30C(5)14 - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI15>

<AI16>

5.6   WS-30C(5)15 - The Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

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<AI17>

5.7   WS-30C(5)16 - The Livestock (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI17>

<AI18>

5.8   WS-30C(5)17 - The Animal Welfare (Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary. The Committee agreed to write to the First Minister in relation to the policy change for certificates of competence for slaughter, for clarification as to why the Welsh Government has pursued this approach.

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<AI19>

5.9   WS-30C(5)18 - The Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment ) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary. Members noted that the statement was laid 5 days after the regulations were laid in Westminster and agreed to monitor future statements.

</AI19>

<AI20>

5.10 WS-30C(5)19 - Pipe-lines, Petroleum, Electricity Works and Oil Stocking (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI20>

<AI21>

5.11 WS-30C(5)20 - Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI21>

<AI22>

5.12 WS-30C(5)21 - The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the written statement and commentary.

</AI22>

<AI23>

6       Papers to note

</AI23>

<AI24>

6.1   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance: Seeking devolution of competence for a vacant land tax

The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance.

</AI24>

<AI25>

6.2   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs

The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs.

</AI25>

<AI26>

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

The motion was agreed.

</AI26>

<AI27>

8       Autism (Wales) Bill: Draft Report

The Committee agreed its draft report subject to minor changes.

</AI27>

<AI28>

9       Written statements under Standing Order 30C: Update

The Committee considered the update and agreed to receive and discuss commentaries on each statement in time for the standard scrutiny processes in the UK Parliament.

</AI28>

<AI29>

10    Legislative Consent Memorandum: Agriculture Bill

The Committee noted the briefing provided by the Research Service.

</AI29>

<AI30>

11    Scrutiny of regulations made under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Update

The Committee noted the update from the Leader of the House and Chief Whip.

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