Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 6 June 2019

Meeting time: 09.30 - 12.20
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5526


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Andrew RT Davies AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Lynda Warren, Aberystwyth University

Alan Terry, Blue Marine Foundation

Mary Lewis, Natural Resources Wales

Rhian Jardine, Natural Resources Wales

Gill Bell, Marine Conservation Society

Emily Williams, Wales Environment Link

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Chloe Corbyn (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies were received from John Griffiths AM.

 

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2       Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - follow-up work:  Evidence session 3

2.1     The Committee received evidence from Professor Lynda Warren, Emeritus Professor, Aberystwyth University; and Alan Terry, Blue Marine Foundation.

 

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3       Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - follow-up work:  Evidence session 4

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Mary Lewis, Marine and Coastal Policy and Planning Team Leader, Natural Resources Wales; and Rhian Jardine, Head of Service for Marine, Natural Resources Wales.

3.2 NRW agreed to provide a paper on NRW management board discussion on the marine environment.

 

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4       Inquiry into Marine Protected Areas in Wales - follow-up work:  Evidence session 5

4.1 The Committee received evidence from Gill Bell, Wales Environment Link; and Emily Williams, Wales Environment Link.

4.2 Emily Williams, Wales Environment Link agreed to provide further information on shellfish management including fixed quota allocations.

 

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5       Paper(s) to note

5.1 The Committee noted the papers.

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5.1   Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Agriculture Bill

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5.2   Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Chair of External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee - Forestry Policy

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6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from item 6 of today's meeting

6.1     The Committee resolved to exclude the public for item 7 of today’s meeting.

 

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5.3   Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair - Dates of Inter-Ministerial Group Environment, Food and Rural Affairs meetings

 

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7       Consideration of draft report on Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Agriculture Bill

7.1 The Committee agreed its report, subject to a minor amendment.

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