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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Ty_Hywel. View directions

Contact: Helen Finlayson 

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Transcript: Transcript for 02/12/2019 - Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform

Items
Note No. Item

(10.15-10.20)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1     Apologies were received from Delyth Jewell AM; Dai Lloyd AM substituted.

(10.20-11.50)

2.

Oral evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Assembly

Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation, Assembly Commission

Matthew Richards, Head of Legal Services, Assembly Commission

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1     The Committee heard evidence from the panel.

2.2     The Llywydd agreed to provide additional information to the Committee.

2.1

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission

2.2

Oral evidence session on the capacity of the Assembly - evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission

(11.50-11.55)

3.

Motion under Standing Orders 17.42(vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting.

Minutes:

3.1     The motion was agreed.

(11.55-12.10)

4.

Oral evidence session with the Llywydd and Assembly Commission - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

4.1     The Committee discussed the evidence received.

4.2     Members agreed to ask the Llywydd to provide the Committee with the following additional information:

·         Measures by which the capacity of the Assembly could be increased without increasing the size of the Assembly.

·         Examples of devolved legislatures which have arrangements for working collaboratively with other tiers of governance as part of their formal parliamentary business.

·         Analysis of the Assembly’s sitting times and number of sitting weeks, and any implications for the Assembly’s capacity and the exercise of Members’ other roles and responsibilities.

·         Updated estimated costs of any increase in the number of Assembly Members.

·         Information about how measures to encourage diversity might be framed so as to fall within the Assembly’s legislative competence.

·         Views on the extent to which the current devolution framework enable the collection of Assembly election candidate data, and any actions the Assembly Commission or others could take without the need for further legislation.

 

4.1

Oral evidence session on the diversity of the Assembly - consideration of the evidence

4.2

Oral evidence session on the capacity of the Assembly - consideration of the evidence

(12.10-12.30)

5.

Forward work programme

Minutes:

5.1     The Committee considered and agreed its forward work programme.

(12.30-12.40)

6.

Public engagement strategy

Minutes:

6.1     The Committee agreed its public engagement strategy.

 

 

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