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Meetings

Standing Orders

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 05/11/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 15/10/2019 - Standards of Conduct Committee (Item 4.)

4. Standing Orders: Proposed Revisions to Standing Order 3

SoC(5)-14-19 Paper 2 – Paper on proposed revisions to Standing Order 3

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 15/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 15/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Oral Assembly Questions

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 9

Minutes:

Business Managers confirmed their decision to reduce the number of OAQs that appear on the Plenary agenda from 15 to 12, and to update the Guidance on the Proper Conduct of Assembly business accordingly.

 

They also agreed to propose the change to Standing Order 12.63 to make permanent the reduction in the number of times a Member may enter the ballot for Ministerial OAQs from twice to once, and to lay a report to this effect.

 

Business Managers are content for Members to continue to be able to table two OAQs to the Counsel General in his law officer role.

 

They also agreed to reduce the number of Members selected in the initial ballot from 20 to 16, and to update the Guidance on the Proper Conduct of Assembly business accordingly.

 


Meeting: 15/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Paper to note - letter from the Chair of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 12

Minutes:

Business Managers noted the letter setting out the Committee’s comments on the proposed Consolidation Bills Standing Order.

 


Meeting: 08/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Amending Standing Orders - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 15
  • Restricted enclosure 16
  • Restricted enclosure 17

Minutes:

Business Managers noted the letters, and agreed to propose the changes to Standing Orders, and the changes to the Finance Committee and the Committee for Equalities, Local Government and Communities’ remits, and to lay a report to this effect.

 

 


Meeting: 08/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 01/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Reviewing Standing Orders

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 22

Minutes:

Any otherBusiness Managers noted the paper and agreed the areas of Standing Orders for review. They agreed to discuss any further areas for review with their groups and return to the matter at the next meeting if necessary.

 


Meeting: 01/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 16/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 7)

Amending Standing Orders - Public Services Ombudsman for Wales

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 27

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed to consult their groups on the proposals, and to write to ELGC and Finance Committees to seek their views on the possible changes to their remits. They agreed to return to the matter in September.


Meeting: 16/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 7)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 09/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Proposals for Consolidation Bills

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 32

Minutes:

Business Managers considered the draft Standing Order and agreed to return to it in the autumn, after discussion with their groups. They also agreed to write to Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to consult them on the proposals.

 


Meeting: 09/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 11/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Proposal to amend Standing Order 1.3

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 37

Minutes:

Business Managers considered the report and asked for some amendments to be made. Officials will make the amendments and recirculate to Business Managers for agreement, before laying this week.

 


Meeting: 11/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 04/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Legal advice on the proposal to amend Standing Order 1.3

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 42

Minutes:

Business Managers considered the legal advice on the proposal to amend Standing Order 1.3. They asked officials to draft a report setting out why they have decided not to take forward the change at this point, but to review the relevant Standing Orders in time for the sixth Assembly.

 


Meeting: 04/06/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 21/05/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 02/04/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Standing Orders


Meeting: 02/04/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Paper to note - Letter from the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Legislation (Wales Bill)

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 51

Minutes:

Business Managers noted the paper and agreed to consult with the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee once Business Committee has agreed a draft Standing Order for Consolidation Bills.


Meeting: 02/04/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Letter from the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee - Standing Orders 21.8 - 28.11

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 54

Minutes:

Business Managers noted the letter and invited officials to bring forward a paper on the impact of Brexit on Standing Orders after Easter recess.


Meeting: 26/03/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Proposals for Consolidation Bills

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 57

Minutes:

Amending Standing Orders: Consolidation Bills

 

Business Managers agreed the proposed outline procedure and asked the Secretariat to bring forward draft Standing Orders for consideration. On the one area of disagreement between Welsh Government and Assembly Officials (triggering Detailed Assembly Consideration), Business Managers asked the Secretariat to draft for both options and explore any third options that may be available.

 

Business Managers noted the Law Commissions letter.

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 26/03/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Standing Orders

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 60

Meeting: 29/01/2019 - Business Committee (Item 5)

Proposals to amend Standing Orders: SO12 - Questions to the Counsel General and Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 63

Minutes:

Standing Orders

 

Proposals to amend Standing Orders: SO12 - Questions to the Counsel General and Deputy Minister and Chief Whip

 

Business Managers agreed the proposed procedure for questions to the Counsel General and Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, and agreed in principle to the proposed Standing Order changes. A report will be circulated to Business Managers outside of Committee this afternoon and if agreed, a motion to amend Standing Order 12 will be added to tomorrow’s Plenary agenda, preceded by a motion to suspend Standing Orders in order to allow the motion to be debated.

 

Business Managers agreed with the Trefnydd’s proposal to review the changes in a few months’ time.

 


 

 

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