Concise Minutes - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 8 July 2019

Meeting time: 13.30 - 15.19
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Assembly Members:

David Rees AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Delyth Jewell AM

Caroline Jones AM (in place of Mandy Jones AM)

David Melding AM


Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales

Simon Brindle, Welsh Government

Des Clifford, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Alun Davidson (Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Gwyn Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Gareth David Thomas (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from Mandy Jones. Caroline Jones attended as substitute.

1.3        Huw Irranca-Davies declared an interest as he is Chair of the European Advisory Group, Chair of the Regional Investment Wales Steering Group, and Chair of the Wales Programme Monitoring Committee.



2       Scrutiny session with the First Minister of Wales

2.1     The First Minister responded to questions from Members.



3       Paper(s) to note



3.1   Paper to note 1 - Correspondence from the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to the Chair regarding their report on rethinking food in Wales - food branding and processing - 20 June 2019

3.1.1  The paper was noted.



3.2   Paper to note 2 - Correspondence from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister to the Chair regarding intergovernmental relations and common frameworks - 3 July 2019

3.2.1  The paper was noted.



3.3   Paper to note 3 - Correspondence from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister to David Lidington MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding intergovernmental relations - 3 July 2019

3.3.1  The paper was noted.



3.4   Paper to note 4 - Correspondence from the First Minister to the Llywydd regarding international relations which bind the UK - 3 July 2019

3.4.1  The paper was noted.



4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

4.1     The motion was agreed.



5       Scrutiny session with the First Minister - consideration of evidence

5.1     Members considered the evidence received.





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