Concise Minutes - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 20 May 2019

Meeting time: 14.03 - 16.40
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5465


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

David Rees AM (Chair)

Alun Davies AM

Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Delyth Jewell AM

Suzy Davies AM

Witnesses:

Nesta Lloyd-Jones, NHS Confederation

Dr Tim Peppin, Welsh Local Government Association

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

Rob Stewart, Welsh Local Government Association

Mairwen Harris, Universities Wales

Georgina Haarhoff, Welsh Government

Paul Harrington, Welsh Government

Simon Brindle, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Alun Davidson (Clerk)

Rhys Morgan (Second Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Elisabeth Jones (Legal Adviser)

Gareth David Thomas (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 David Melding, and Suzy Davies attended as substitute.

1.3 Apologies were received from Joyce Watson.

1.4 Huw Irranca-Davies declared an interest as he is Chair of the Welsh Government’s EU Advisory Group.

1.5 The Chair thanked Mark Reckless for his work as a Committee Member.

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2       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

2.1 The motion was agreed.

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3       Private briefing on common frameworks

3.1 The witnesses gave a technical briefing to Members on UK common frameworks.

3.2 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

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4       Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - evidence session 1

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

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5       Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - evidence session 2

5.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

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6       Papers to note

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6.1   Paper to note 1: Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum no 3): Trade Bill

6.1.1 The paper was noted.

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6.2   Paper to note 2: Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland concerning the Common Travel Area and associated reciprocal rights and privileges

6.2.1 The paper was noted.

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7       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

7.1 The motion was agreed.

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8       Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - consideration of evidence

8.1 Members considered the evidence received.

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9       Scrutiny of international agreements

9.1  Members agreed to report on the agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, Norway and the UK due to significant omissions in its scope when compared to the existing EU relationship with Iceland and Norway under the European Economic Area agreement.

9.2 Members considered and noted the UK/Norway: agreement on international road transport.

9.3 Members agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask him to clarify how the terms of the UK/Norway: agreement on international road transport differ from those for road transport under the current European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.

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10    Discussion on the proposed visit to North Wales

10.1 Members considered the proposed visit to North Wales.

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11    Discussion on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill

11.1 Members considered a paper from the Research Service on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.

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