Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 28 January 2019

Meeting time: 13.00 - 15.07
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5028


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mick Antoniw AM (Chair)

Carwyn Jones AM

Mandy Jones AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Witnesses:

Kay Powell, The Law Society

Trevor Coxon, Law Society

Callum Higgins, Citizen’s Advice Cymru

Tahmid Miah, Swansea Law Clinic

Professor Richard Owen, Swansea Law Clinic

Osian Roberts, Law Society

Rob Sherrington, Citizen’s Advice Cymru

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Mike Lewis (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM and Suzy Davies AM.

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2       Legislation (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 4

The Committee took evidence from Kay Powell, Osian Roberts and Tervor Coxon from the Law Society.

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3       Legislation (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 5

The Committee took evidence from Rob Sherrington and Callum Higgins from Citizen’s Advice Cymru; and Professor Richard Owen and  Tahmid Miah from Swansea Law Clinic.

 

The Committee agreed to adjourn for 10 minutes

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

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<AI5>

4.1   SL(5)302 - The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Classes of Fireplace) (Wales) Order 2019

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4.2   SL(5)305 - The Food for Specific Groups (Information and Compositional Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2019

The Committee considered the instruments and was content.

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

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<AI8>

5.1   SL(5)301 - The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Wales) Regulations 2019

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

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6       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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6.1   SL(5)303 - The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2019

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

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7       Proposed negative instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.3B

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7.1   pNeg(5)11 - The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes and the Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

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7.2   pNeg(5)12 - The Exotic Diseases in Animals (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

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7.3   pNeg(5)13 - The Zoonotic Disease Eradication and Control (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

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7.4   pNeg(5)14 - The Nutrition (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee considered the proposed negative instruments and was content.

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8       Written statements under Standing Order 30C

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<AI17>

8.1   WS-30C(5)75 - The Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary. It agreed to write to the Minister seeking clarification on certain issues.

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8.2   WS-30C-076 - The REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (“2019 Regulations”)

The Committee noted the written statement and the commentary.

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8.3   WS-30C(5)77 - The Nutrition (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary. It agreed to write to the Minister seeking clarification on certain issues.

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<AI20>

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

The motion was agreed.

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<AI21>

10    Legislation (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

The Committee considered the evidence received.

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<AI22>

11    Inter-Institutional Agreement:  Draft Report

The Committee considered and agreed its report.

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12    Review of Statutory Instruments requiring Consent: Brexit and Written Statements made under Standing Order 30C: Draft Report

The Committee considered and agreed its report.

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13    A  Speakers' Conference - consideration of draft report to the Llywydd

The Committee considered the report and agreed to send to the Llywydd.

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