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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Gareth Williams 

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Transcript: Transcript for 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Suzy Davies AM, David Melding AM attended as substitute.

(10.00-11.00)

2.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 9

Amanda Bebb, Wales Deputy Chair, Association of Electoral Administrators

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators

Rhys George, Electoral Services Manager, Association of Electoral Administrators

Professor Elan Closs Stephens, Electoral Commissioner for Wales

Bob Posner, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission

Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales

 

CLA(5)-13-19 – Briefing 1

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 1 - Written evidence (Association of Electoral Administrators)

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 2 – Written evidence (Electoral Commission)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Amanda Bebb, Wales Deputy Chair, Association of Electoral Administrators; Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive, Association of Electoral Administrators; Rhys George, Electoral Services Manager, Association of Electoral Administrators; Professor Elan Closs Stephens, Electoral Commissioner for Wales; Bob Posner, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission; and Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales.

 

The Electoral Commission agreed to provide additional information on voter registration in Scotland.

 

The Chair suspended the meeting under Standing Order 17.47 for 5 minutes before item 3.

(11.00-12.30)

3.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 10

Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General

Chris Warner, Deputy Director, Constitution and Justice

Bethan Roberts, Lawyer

Lisa James, Deputy Director, Local Government Democracy Division

 

CLA(5)-13-19 – Briefing 2

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General.

 

The Counsel General agreed to provide information concerning Section 27 of the Bill before the end of Stage 1.

(14.00)

4.

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

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 3 - Statutory instruments with clear reports

 

Supporting documents:

4.1

SL(5)406 - The Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2019

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

(14.05)

5.

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

5.1

SL(5)409 The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 4 – Report

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 5 - Regulations

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 6 – Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to seek clarification from the Welsh Government on the second technical point raised.

(14.10)

6.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

6.1

SL(5)398 - The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Wales) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 7 – Report

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 8 – Government response

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Government response.

(14.15)

7.

Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Assembly under Standing Order 21.7

7.1

C(5)032 - The Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 9 – Report

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 10 – Order

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the Order.

(14.20)

8.

Written statements under Standing Order 30C

8.1

WS-30C(5)128 - The Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 11 – Statement

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 12 – Commentary

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

8.2

WS-30C(5)129 - The Common Agricultural Policy and Market Measures (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 13 – Statement

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 14 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

8.3

WS-30C(5)130 - The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 15 – Statement

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 16 - Commentary

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the statement and the commentary.

(14.25)

9.

Paper(s) to note

9.1

Letter from Robin Walker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: Regulations made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 17 - Letter from Robin Walker MP, 1 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

9.2

Letter from Llywydd: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 18 - Letter from Llywydd, 2 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

9.3

Letter from the Counsel General: Developments of National Significance (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 19 – Letter from the Counsel General, 4 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

9.4

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Amending subordinate legislation - timescales

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 20 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 4 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.5

Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd: Written statements under Standing Order 30C

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 21 – Letter from the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, 4 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.6

Letter from the Counsel General: Drafting of regulations

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 22 – Letter from the Counsel General, 9 April 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.7

Letter from the Minister for Energy, Environment & Rural Affairs: The Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 23 - Letter from the Minister for Energy, Environment & Rural Affairs, 18 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.8

Letter from Revd Gethin Rhys, Cytûn, to the First Minister: Arrangements for devolved legislation before and after Brexit

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 24 - Letter from Revd Gethin Rhys, Cytûn, to the First Minister, 18 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.9

Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language: UK Trade Bill - Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 25 - Letter from the Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, 25 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

9.10

Letter from the Solicitor General to the Counsel General: Legislation (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 26 - Letter from the Solicitor General to the Counsel General, 25 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 

(14.30-15.00)

10.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 11

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance

 

CLA(5)-13-19 – Briefing 3

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly and Nia Morgan, Director of Finance.

11.

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

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the motion.

(15.00)

12.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence.

(15.15)

13.

Commencement orders

CLA(5)-13-19 – Paper 27 – C(5)031 The Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the paper and agreed to write to the Welsh Government.

 

 

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