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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Contact: Alun Davidson 

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Introductions, apologies and substitutions


1.1 There were no apologies. 

(09:00 - 11:00)


Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 21


Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources, Member in charge

Andy Fraser, Head of Natural Resources Management

Lori Frater, Technical Advisor – Legislative Reform

Nicola Charles, Lawyer


E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 1


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2.1 The Minister and officials responded to questions from members of the Committee.


2.2 The Minister agreed to:


·         Provide the Committee with the percentage of Welsh land which would be affected by the Secretary of State for Wales’ refusal to grant the necessary Crown consents to enact Section 6 of the Bill;

·         Provide detail on how the pilot schemes in relation to ‘area statements’ have performed, once the information becomes available;

·         Confirm whether or not the report conducted by Eunomia, used to inform the Bill’s regulatory impact assessment, only looked at traditional macerators and not at enzyme biodigesters or food water recovery systems.

·         Provide the Committee with a note on the arrangements for retaining fee income from marine licensing for reinvestment in that service.


Papers to note

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3.1 The Committee noted the papers.


Environment (Wales) Bill: Wales Environment Link - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 2


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Environment (Wales) Bill: Wales Environment Link - Biodiversity Targets

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 3


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Environment (Wales) Bill: Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 4


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Environment (Wales) Bill: Marine Conservation Society - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 5


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Environment (Wales) Bill: Letter from the Minister for Natural Resources to Chair of the Finance Committee

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 6


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Environment (Wales) Bill: Wheelabrator Technologies - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 7

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Environment (Wales) Bill: WWF-UK - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 8

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Environment (Wales) Bill: Tyndall Centre - Additional Information

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 9

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Environment (Wales) Bill: Wales Environment Link - Additional Information, Part 5

E&S(4)-24-15 Paper 10

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Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and the meetings on 24 and 30 September


4.1 Committee Members agreed the motion.


Environment (Wales) Bill: Discussion of Key Issues

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5.1 Committee Members discussed the key issues in relation to the Environment (Wales) Bill.



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