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Meetings

Environment (Wales) Act 2016

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: 02/02/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Stage 4 debate on the Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5946 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Environment (Wales) Bill

Supporting Documents
Environment (Wales) Bill
Revised Explanatory Memorandum

Decision:

The item started at 15.11

NDM5946 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47:

Approves the Environment (Wales) Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 26/01/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 12.)

Stage 3 Environment (Wales) Bill

The amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings will be debated as follows:

1. Sustainable management of natural resources and principles

68, 36, 51, 52, 49, 50, 5, 6, 53, 54, 55, 56, 7, 39

2. Biodiversity duty

8, 37, 2, 1, 33.

3. State of Natural Resources Report

57, 3, 9, 61, 13.

4. National Natural Resources Policy

69, 58, 10A, 10, 67.

5. Area Statements and experimental schemes

59, 11, 60, 38.

6. Technical

12, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 34, 35.

7. Definitions

14, 15, 40, 41, 70, 71, 42.

8. Climate Change: Targets and budgets

43, 44, 72, 16, 73, 45, 74, 75, 63, 17, 76, 77.

9. Climate Change: Reports and advice

62, 46, 18, 4, 78, 79, 47, 80, 48.

10. Carrier bags and waste

23, 24, 25, 26A, 26, 27, 28, 64, 29, 65, 30, 66.

Supporting Documents
Environment (Wales) Bill
Revised Explanatory Memorandum
Marshalled List of Amendments
Grouping of Amendments

Decision:

The item started at 16.07

The Amendments have been grouped for the purposes of debate and the groupings were debated as follows:

A vote was taken on amendment 68:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

9

30

52

Amendment 51 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

9

30

52

Amendment 52 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 50 was not agreed.

Amendment 5 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 6 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 53:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 55:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 7 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 8 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 37 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 2 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 1 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 57:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 57 was not agreed.

Amendment 3 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 9 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 69:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 58:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

22

0

30

52

Amendment 58 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on Amendment 10A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 10 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 59:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 11 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 12 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 60 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

39

51

Amendment 61 was not agreed.

Amendment 13 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on Amendment 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

26

51

Amendment 39 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 14:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

25

52

Amendment 14 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 14 was agreed, amendment 40 fell

A vote was taken on amendment 41:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 41 was not agreed.

As amendment 14 was agreed, amendment 70 fell

A vote was taken on Amendment 71:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 42:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 42 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 43:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 43 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 44 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 72:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 62:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 16 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 73:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 73 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 45:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 45 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 74:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 74 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 75:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 63:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 17 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 76:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

13

26

52

Amendment 76 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 77:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 77 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 46 was not agreed.

Amendment 18 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 4 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 19 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 78:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 79:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 47:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

Amendment 20 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 21 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 22 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 80:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

26

0

27

53

As required by Standing Order 6.20 the Deputy Presiding Officer exercised his casting vote by voting against the amendment. Therefore, the amendment was not agreed.

As amendment 46 was not agreed, amendment 48 fell

A vote was taken on amendment 23:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 23 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 24:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 24 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 25:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 25 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 26A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 26A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 26:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 26 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 27:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 27 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 28:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 28 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 64:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

39

52

Amendment 64 was not agreed.

Amendment 29 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 65:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

21

0

31

52

Amendment 65 was not agreed.

Amendment 30 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

13

27

52

Amendment 66 was not agreed.

Amendment 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 33 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

Amendment 34 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

A vote was taken on amendment 67:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

0

27

52

Amendment 67 was not agreed.

Amendment 35 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Stage 3 proceedings.


Meeting: 26/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 2 - consideration of amendments

In accordance with Standing Order 26.21 the Committee will dispose of amendments to the Bill in the following order:

 

Sections 1- 89

Schedules 1-2

Long title

 

In Attendance:

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources

Andy Fraser, Head of Natural Resources Management

Lori Frater, Technical Advisor – Legislative Reform

Nicola Charles, Lawyer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 In accordance with Standing Order 26.21, the Committee disposed of the following amendments to the Bill:

 

Amendment 14 (Russell George)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

Alun Ffred Jones

 

Janet Haworth

Llyr Gruffydd

 

William Powell

Joyce Watson

 

 

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

3

7

0

Amendment 14 was not agreed

 

Amendment 91 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Alun Ffred Jones

Joyce Watson

 

Llyr Gruffydd

Mick Antoniw

 

Russell George

Julie Morgan

 

Janet Haworth

Jeff Cuthbert

 

William Powell

Jenny Rathbone

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used his casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 91 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 42 (Carl Sargeant)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

Alun Ffred Jones

 

Janet Haworth

Llyr Gruffydd

 

Joyce Watson

William Powell

 

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

7

3

0

Amendment 42 was agreed

 

Amendment 21 (William Powell)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Alun Ffred Jones

Joyce Watson

 

Llyr Gruffydd

Mick Antoniw

 

Russell George

Julie Morgan

 

Janet Haworth

Jeff Cuthbert

 

William Powell

Jenny Rathbone

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used his casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 21 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 22 (William Powell)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Alun Ffred Jones

Joyce Watson

 

Llyr Gruffydd

Mick Antoniw

 

Russell George

Julie Morgan

 

Janet Haworth

Jeff Cuthbert

 

William Powell

Jenny Rathbone

 

5

5

0

As the vote was tied, the Chair used his casting vote in the negative (in accordance with SO 6.20 (ii)). Therefore amendment 22 was not agreed.

 

Amendment 1 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 2 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 15 (Russell George)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

Llyr Gruffydd

Alun Ffred Jones

Janet Haworth

Joyce Watson

 

William Powell

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

3

6

1

Amendment 15 was not agreed

 

Amendment 16 (Russell George)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

Llyr Gruffydd

Alun Ffred Jones

Janet Haworth

Joyce Watson

 

William Powell

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

3

6

1

Amendment 16 was not agreed

 

Amendment 43 (Carl Sargeant)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

Alun Ffred Jones

 

Janet Haworth

Llyr Gruffydd

 

Joyce Watson

William Powell

 

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

 

7

3

0

Amendment 43 was agreed

 

Amendment 118 (Janet Haworth)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

William Powell

Alun Ffred Jones

Janet Haworth

Joyce Watson

Llyr Gruffydd

 

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

2

6

2

Amendment 118 was not agreed

 

Amendment 119 (Janet Haworth)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Russell George

William Powell

Alun Ffred Jones

Janet Haworth

Joyce Watson

Llyr Gruffydd

 

Mick Antoniw

 

 

Julie Morgan

 

 

Jeff Cuthbert

 

 

Jenny Rathbone

 

2

6

2

Amendment 119 was not agreed

 

Amendment 44 (Carl Sargeant) was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 92 (Llyr Gruffydd)

In favour

Against

Abstain

Alun Ffred Jones

Joyce Watson

 

Llyr Gruffydd

Mick  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2


Meeting: 20/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 10.)

Debate on the Financial Resolution of the Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5850 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Environment (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

Decision:

The item started at 18.26

NDM5850 Jane Hutt (Vale of Glamorgan)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Environment (Wales) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Standing Order 26.69, arising in consequence of the Bill.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 20/10/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 9.)

Debate on the General Principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

NDM5849 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

The Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 May 2015;

The report of Environment and Sustainability Committee on the Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

Supporting Documents

Environment (Wales) Bill
Explanatory Memorandum
Report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee
Report of the Finance Committee

Decision:

The item started at 17.21

NDM5849 Carl Sargeant (Alyn and Deeside)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11:

Agrees to the general principles of the Environment (Wales) Bill

The Environment (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 11 May 2015;

The report of Environment and Sustainability Committee on the Environment (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 9 October 2015.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 30/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Stage 1 Report

E&S(4)-26-15 Paper 1

E&S(4)-26-15 Paper 2

E&S(4)-26-15 Paper 3

 

Supporting documents:

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
  • Paper 3

Minutes:

Committee Members considered the Stage 1 report.


Meeting: 21/09/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.1)

Final Report: Environment (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-22-15 – Paper 10 – Final Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 17/09/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 Environment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

Environment (Wales) Bill, as introduced

Explanatory Memorandum

 

Paper 5 – Letter to Chair of Finance Committee from Minister for Natural Resources

Paper 6 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed the draft Report with some minor changes.


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Environment (Wales) Bill: Discussion of Key Issues

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 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

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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.


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill: Wheelabrator Technologies - Additional Information

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

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill: Tyndall Centre - Additional Information

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

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

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

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

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 14/09/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.1)

Final Report Environment (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-21-15 – Paper 13 – Final Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

Environment (Wales) Bill: Discussion of Evidence

Minutes:

9.1 Members discussed the evidence gathered for Stage 1 of the Environment (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 18

 

A short video of evidence gathered from the fishing sector will be shown at the start of this item.

 

Jim Evans, Wales Fisherman’s Association

James Wilson, Bangor Mussel Producers

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Environment (Wales) Bill: Further Information from the Farmers’ Union of Wales

 

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 9

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 20

 

Sarah Williams, Principal Advisor - Natural Resources & Ecosystems Programme, Natural Resources Wales

John Wheadon, Permitting Service Manager, Natural Resources Wales

Eleanor Smart, Marine Licensing Team Leader, Natural Resources Wales

Mary Lewis, Marine Advice Team Leader, Natural Resources Wales

 

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 8: Natural Resources Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 19

 

Mark Russell, Director, Marine Aggregates, British Marine Aggregate Producers Association

David Jones, Project Director, Marine Energy Pembrokeshire

 

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 7: British Marine Aggregate Producers Association

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 11: Marine Energy Pembrokeshire

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 17

 

Scott Fryer, Marine Campaign and Advocacy Officer, Wildlife Trusts Wales

Gill Bell, Wales Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society

Gareth Cunningham, Marine Policy Officer, RSPB Cymru

 

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 4: Wales Marine Link

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 5: Wildlife Trusts Wales

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 6: RSPB Cymru

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 16/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 16

 

Julian Harrison, Project Director, Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility, Wheelabrator Technologies

Phil Short, Project Manager, Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility, Wheelabrator Technologies

Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores

Dr Mark Lang, Federation of Small Businesses Wales

 

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 1: Wheelabrator Technologies

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 2: Association of Convenience Stores

E&S(4)-22-15 Paper 3: Federation of Small Businesses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 09/07/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Environment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidenced received.


Meeting: 09/07/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources

Andy Fraser, Head of Natural Resource Management Programme, Welsh Government

Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director - Waste & Resource Efficiency Division, Welsh Government

 

Research briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Natural Resources.

 

3.2 The Minister agreed to provide additional information to the Committee.


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 15

 

Sarah Williams, Principal Advisor - Natural Resources and Ecosystems Programme, Natural Resources Wales

Isobel Moore, Head of Business, Regulation and Economics, Natural Resources Wales

Becky Favager, Manager - Waste and Resources, Natural Resources Wales

 

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 7: Natural Resources Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 11

 

Dr. Ruth Wood, Research Fellow, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

2.2 Ruth Wood agreed to provide Committee Members with further information relating to relevant research undertaken with regard to the Bill.

 


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Environment (Wales) Bill: Response from Sir John Lawton

 

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 9

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 12

 

Alan L Roberts, Senior Waste Officer, Denbighshire County Council

Andrew Wilkinson, Head of Neighbourhood Services, Conwy County Council

Chris Howell, Head of Waste Management, City and County of Swansea

 

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 1: Welsh Local Government Association

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 2: Conwy County Council

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 3: Ceredigion County Council

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 4: Pembrokeshire County Council

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 14

 

Carl Nichols, Head of WRAP Cymru

Linda Chrichton, Head, Resource Management Team, WRAP Cymru

Rebecca Colley-Jones, WISE Network Coordinator/Director at Ynys Resources Ltd, Bangor University (representing the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)

 

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 6: CIWM Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 08/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 13

 

Malcolm Williams, Trustee, Cylch

Gill Bell, Wales Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society

 

E&S(4)-21-15 Paper 5: Wales Environment Link

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Draft Report - Environment (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-19-15 – Paper 4 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 10

 

Haf Elgar, Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Cymru

Jessica McQuade, Policy Officer, WWF Cymru

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 12: Friends of the Earth Cymru

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 13: WWF Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 8

 

Peter Quinn, Head of Environment and Climate Change, TATA Steel

Richard Leonard, Environment Manager, TATA Steel

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 9: TATA Steel

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Brief - Climate Change
  • Research Service Brief - Climate Change: Annex
  • Paper 9 (Saesneg yn unig)

Minutes:

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

6.2 Peter Quinn agreed to provide Committee Members with further information on the HIsarna direct smelting process.


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 6

 

Ifer Gwyn, Principal Policy Officer, Snowdonia National Park

Neville Rookes, Policy Officer - Environment, Welsh Local Government Association

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 4: National Parks Wales

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 5: Welsh Local Government Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 5

 

Annie Smith, Sustainable Development Manager, RSPB Cymru

Rachel Sharp, CEO, Wildlife Trusts Wales

Peter Ogden, Director, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales

Anne Meikle, Head, WWF Cymru

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 1: RSPB Cymru

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 2: Wildlife Trusts Wales

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 3: Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

 


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 9

 

Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

Peter Davies, Chair, Climate Change Commission for Wales

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 10: Committee on Climate Change

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 11: Climate Change Commission for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.2 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 7

 

Rachel Lewis-Davies, Environment/Rural Affairs Adviser, NFU Cymru

Dr Nick Fenwick, Head of Policy, FUW

Martin Bishop, National Manager for Wales, Confor

Karen Anthony, Director of Policy, CLA Cymru

 

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 6: NFU Cymru

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 7: FUW

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 8: Confor

E&S(4)-20-15 Paper 14: CLA Cymru

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/07/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 4

 

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University

Professor Janet Dwyer, Director, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

Robert Berry, Research Fellow, Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Brief - Natural Resources

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

2.2 Robert Berry agreed to provide further information to the Committee, including information existing data gaps.


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Environment (Wales) Bill: Consultation Responses

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 1

 

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

Rhodri Asby, Head of Climate Change & Natural Resource Policy

Andy Fraser, Head of Natural Resource Management Programme

Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director - Waste & Resource Efficiency Division

Helena Bird, Head of Local Environment Quality and Grants Management

Prys Davies, Deputy Director: Energy, Water and Flood Division

Graham Rees, Deputy Director, Marine and Fisheries

John Guess, Senior Lawyer

 

Environment (Wales) Bill

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

E&S(4)-19-15 Paper 1

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

2.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister with some further questions and to follow up on actions agreed in the meeting.


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Natural Resources to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Environment (Wales) Bill

 

E&S(4)-19-15 Paper 5

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 3

 

UK Environmental Law Association

Professor Robert Lee, Joint Convenor, UKELA Wales Working Party

Dr Haydn Davies, Joint Convenor, UKELA Wales Working Party

Dr Victoria Jenkins, Member, UKELA Wales Working Party

 

E&S(4)-19-15 Paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 24/06/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence session 2

 

Natural Resources Wales

Emyr Roberts, Chief Executive

Ceri Davies, Executive Director for Knowledge, Strategy and Planning

Sarah Williams, Principal Advisor - Natural Resources & Ecosystems Programme

Steve Cook, Manager of Flood Risk Strategy

 

E&S(4)-19-15 Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 22/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

Draft Report: Environment (Wales) Bill

CLA(4)-17-15 – Paper 9 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 01/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Environment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence received


Meeting: 01/06/2015 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Evidence in relation to the Environment (Wales) Bill

(Indicative time: 13:30)

 

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources

Rhodri Asby, Welsh Government 

Nicola Charles, Welsh Government

 

 

 

CLA(4)-14-15- Paper 1 – Statement of policy intent

CLA(4)-14-15- Paper 1A – Annex

CLA(4)-14-15- Paper 2 – Letter from the Presiding Officer

CLA(4)-14-15- Research Service Briefing

CLA(4)-14-15- Legal Advice Note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence in relation to the Environment (Wales) Bill, from Carl Sargeant AM, The Minister for Natural Resources.

 

The Minister agreed to provide the Committee with further information on the application of Section 22 of the Bill; carbon units and carbon trading; the application of charges for carrier bags in England; and the appeal process in Section 74 of the Bill.


Meeting: 21/05/2015 - Finance Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Environment (Wales) Bill: Initial consideration

Research briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the financial implications of the Environment (Wales) Bill and agreed to invite the Minister for Natural Resources in for further scrutiny.


Meeting: 20/05/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Environment (Wales) Bill: Correspondence from Natural Resources Wales

E&S(4)-14-15 Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the correspondence.

 


Meeting: 14/05/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Environment (Wales) Bill: Approach to Scrutiny

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Brief
  • Approach to scrutiny - Environment Bill

Minutes:

The Committee discussed and agreed the approach to scrutiny.


Meeting: 12/05/2015 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 5.)

Statement by the Minister for Natural Resources: Introduction of the Environment (Wales) Bill

Decision:

The item started at 15.03


 

 

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