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UK Government's Wales Bill

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: 27/02/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 UK Government's Wales Bill: Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Wales

CLA(5)-06-17 – Paper 3 – Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Wales: Section 69 – Consequential Provision, 12 February 2017

CLA(5)-06-17 – Paper 3a – Correspondence from the Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales: Section 69 – Consequential Provision, 27 January 2017

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the Secretary of State for Wales’s response.


Meeting: 23/01/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the First Minister to the UK Government regarding clause 60 of the Wales Bill

CLA(5)-02-17 – Paper 5 - Correspondence from the First Minister to the UK Government regarding clause 60 of the Wales Bill, 22 December 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 23/01/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Update on Wales Bill

CLA(5)-02-17 - Paper 8

CLA(5)-02-17 - Paper 9

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received an update on the Wales Bill and agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Wales.


Meeting: 17/01/2017 - Plenary (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Motion on the Wales Bill

NDM6203 Carwyn Jones (Bridgend)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Wales Bill, in so far as they fall within or modify the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should continue to be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 21 November 2016 and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 10 January 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

A copy of the Bill can be found at:

Bill documents — Wales Bill 2016-17 — UK Parliament

Supporting documents
Legislative Consent Memorandum
Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum
Revised Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No 2)
Report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

Minutes:

The item started at 15.54

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until voting time.

NDM6203 Carwyn Jones (Bridgend)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Wales Bill, in so far as they fall within or modify the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, should continue to be considered by the UK Parliament.

A Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 21 November 2016 and a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum has been laid in Table Office on 10 January 2017 in accordance with Standing Order 29.2.

A copy of the Bill can be found at:

Bill documents — Wales Bill 2016-17 — UK Parliament

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

17

55

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 17/01/2017 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Revised Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 17

Minutes:

Business Committee considered a paper from the government regarding a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum and Revised Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Wales Bill.

 

Due to the Plenary debate taking place today, Business Managers agreed not to refer the SLCM or the revised SLCM to a committee for scrutiny.


Meeting: 09/01/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Wales Bill: Fiscal framework for Wales

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 12 - Written Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government on the Fiscal Framework for Wales, 19 December 2016

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 13 - The agreement between the Welsh Government and the United Kingdom Government on the Welsh Government’s fiscal framework, 20 December 2016

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3a The Committee noted the statement.


Meeting: 09/01/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the UK Government regarding clause 60 of the Wales Bill

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 10 - Correspondence from the UK Government to the Llywydd (Presiding Officer) regarding clause 60 of the Wales Bill, 13 December 2016

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 11 - Correspondence from the UK Government to the First Minister regarding clause 60 of the Wales Bill, 13 December 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.2a The Committee noted the correspondence and agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Wales on the issue.


Meeting: 09/01/2017 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Wales Bill: UK Government's response to the House of Lords Constitution Committee's report on the Wales Bill

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 8 – Correspondence from the UK Government to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, 12 December 2016

CLA(5)-01-17 – Paper 9 - UK Government's response to the House of Lords Constitution Committee's report on the Wales Bill

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the UK Government’s response.


Meeting: 05/12/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

Wales Bill: Legislative Consent Memorandum

CLA(5)-14-16 – Paper 5 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 28/11/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the First Minister to the Secretary of State for Wales

CLA(5)-13-16 - Paper 23 - Correspondence from the First Minister to the Secretary of State for Wales, 24 November 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 28/11/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Wales Bill: Legislative Consent Memorandum

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Wales Bill

Written Statement by the Welsh Government on the Wales Bill

 

CLA(5)-13-16 – Paper 27 – Briefing paper

CLA(5)-13-16 – Paper 27, Annex 1 – Amendment table

CLA(5)-13-16 – Paper 27, Annex 2 – Draft letter

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered:

·         its approach to scrutinising the Memorandum; and

·         a draft letter to the Secretary of State for Wales.


Meeting: 22/11/2016 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 47

Minutes:

Business Committee considered a paper from the government regarding a LCM in relation to the Wales Bill.

 

Business Managers agreed to refer the LCM to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee for scrutiny. The Business Committee also agreed that the Committee should report on the LCM by Thursday 12 January 2017.

 

The government also notified Business Managers that a supplementary LCM may arise following amendments being made to the Bill.


Meeting: 15/11/2016 - Business Committee (Item 7)

Paper to note - LCM on the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 50

Minutes:

Business Managers noted a note circulated by Jane Hutt regarding the timing of an LCM on the Wales Bill which is currently expected to be laid before the end of November. Jane Hutt explained that the situation had changed since she circulated the note, and that she would send a revised note in due course.


Meeting: 31/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the First Minister to the Secretary of State for Wales

CLA(5)-09-16 - Paper 5 - Correspondence from the First Minister to the Secretary of State for Wales, 20 October 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 31/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wales Bill: Report by the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

CLA(5)-09-16 – Paper 6 - Report by the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee on the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.4a The Committee noted the report.


Meeting: 31/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the Llywydd (Presiding Officer) to Welsh Peers

CLA(5)-09-16 – Paper 3 - Correspondence from the Llywydd to Welsh Peers, 20 October 2016

CLA(5)-09-16 – Paper 4 – Briefing paper on the Llywydd’s proposed amendments, 20 October 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 11/10/2016 - Business Committee (Item 3)

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee: Request for a Debate on its Report on the UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 66

Minutes:

Business Managers agreed to schedule a debate on the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee’s (CLAC) report on the UK Government's Wales Bill.

 

Based on information provided by the Chair of CLAC that the Wales Bill will be the subject of a Legislative Consent Motion and debate in due course, Business Managers agreed that no amendments should be tabled to the take note motion.


Meeting: 06/10/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Committee Chair to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs - Wales Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 05/10/2016 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 03/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Wales Bill: Additional information from the First Minister following the Committee meeting on 4 July 2016

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 5 - Additional information from the First Minister, 27 September 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2a The Committee noted the additional information.


Meeting: 03/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Wales Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 15 – Draft Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the draft report on the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 03/10/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Wales Bill: Correspondence from National Assembly for Wales Committees

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 6 – Correspondence from the Finance Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 7 – Correspondence from the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 8 – Correspondence from the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 9 – Correspondence from the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 10 – Correspondence from the Children, Young People and Education Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 11 – Correspondence from the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

CLA(5)-07-16 - Paper 12 – Correspondence from the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.3a The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 29/09/2016 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 9)

9 Consideration of the UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered and agreed its response to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the UK Government’s Wales Bill. The response will be published on the Committee’s webpage shortly.


Meeting: 26/09/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Wales Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-06-16 – Paper 8 – Draft report

CLA(5)-06-16 – Paper 9 – Amendments

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report on the Wales Bill.

 


Meeting: 22/09/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

Consideration of UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the impact on the Assembly’s Legislative competence that fall within the Committee’s remit. The Committee agreed to write to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 22/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 4)

4 Consideration of Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Paper 4: Wales Bill Discussion Paper

Minutes:

4.1 Committee Members considered the Wales Bill and its implications on matters within the Committee’s remit.


Meeting: 22/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 2)

2 Wales Bill: Correspondence between the Welsh Language Commissioner and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 21/09/2016 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 21/09/2016 - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee (Item 5)

5 Wales Bill update

Gareth Pembridge, Legal Adviser

Supporting documents:

  • Legal briefing
  • EIS(5)-04-16 p6 Traffic Commissioner (Wales and West Midlands Traffic Area)

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee was updated on the Wales Bill.

5.2 The Committee agreed to write a letter to the Secretary of State for Wales.


Meeting: 21/09/2016 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 6)

Scrutiny of the UK Government Wales Bill - consideration of draft response

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed and agreed the draft letter on the UK Government Wales Bill.


Meeting: 19/09/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

Wales Bill

CLA(5)-05-16 – Paper 9 – Draft report

CLA(5)-05-16 – Paper 10 – House of Commons tabled amendments

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the draft report on the Wales Bill.

 


Meeting: 15/09/2016 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

Scrutiny of the UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the UK Government’s Wales Bill and its implications within the Committee’s policy remit.


Meeting: 15/09/2016 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.3.a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 15/09/2016 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 4)

Scrutiny of the UK Government's Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the UK Government’s Wales Bill and agreed to write to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee with its views on the Bill. A draft response will be considered at its meeting on 21 September.


Meeting: 15/09/2016 - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.5a The Committee noted the letter from the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 The Wales Bill: briefing from Legal Services

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members heard a briefing on the Wales Bill and resolved to write to the Chair of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.

 


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 5)

Wales Bill: Evidence from the Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Director of Policy and Research

Huw Gapper, Senior Officer Policy and Research

 

Minutes:

5.1 Officials from the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Office responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 3)

3 Wales Bill: Legal briefing

Katie Wyatt, Legal Adviser

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Committee Members received a legal briefing on the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner to the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 12/09/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Wales Bill: Correspondence with the House of Lords Constitution Committee

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 8 - Correspondence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, 14 July 2016

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 9 -  Correspondence from the House of Lords Constitution Committee, 20 July 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2a The Committee noted the correspondence and agreed to meet with the House of Lords Constitution Committee on 12 October to discuss the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 12/09/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Wales Bill: Legal briefing and update

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 16 – Update paper

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 17 - Legal briefing

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 18 - Legal briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received a legal briefing and an update on the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 12/09/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Wales Bill: Correspondence from the Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 5 - Correspondence from the Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales, 5 July 2016

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 6 - Correspondence from the Committee to the Secretary of State for Wales, 18 August 2016

CLA(5)-04-16 - Paper 7 - Correspondence from the Secretary of State for Wales to the Committee, 7 September 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1a The Committee noted the correspondence and agreed its approach to seeking a meeting with the Secretary of State to discuss the Committee’s consideration of the Wales Bill.


Meeting: 14/07/2016 - Finance Committee (Item 9)

9 Consideration of draft letter to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Wales Bill

Paper 5 – Draft letter to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee in relation to the Wales Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee agreed the letter to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.


Meeting: 12/07/2016 - Chairs' Forum (Item 4.)

Scrutiny of the Wales Bill

Objective: to consider whether there are opportunities for committees other than the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee to contribute to the scrutiny within the timescales for the Bill’s passage through Parliament.

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 193

Meeting: 06/07/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5.1)

Consideration of Evidence


Meeting: 06/07/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4.)

4. Evidence in relation to the Wales Bill

Elin Jones AM, Y Llywydd;

Adrian Crompton, Assembly Commission;

Elisabeth Jones, Assembly Commission

 

CLA(5)-03-16 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 06/07/2016 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Consideration of the financial implications of the Wales Bill

Paper 1 – Letter from y Llywydd to the Secretary of State for Wales

Paper 2 – Cover paper to the legal and research brief on the financial implications of the Wales Bill

Legal and Research Services brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Members discussed the financial implications of the provisions in the UK Government’s Wales Bill.

3.2 Members considered the Llywydd’s amendments to the Bill and agreed to write to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee with their view on the Bill.


Meeting: 04/07/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4.1)

Consideration of Evidence


Meeting: 04/07/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

3. Evidence in relation to the Wales Bill

Rt.Hon Carwyn Jones AM. First Minister;

Hugh Rawlings, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-02-16 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 30/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5.1)

Consideration of Evidence


Meeting: 30/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4.)

Evidence in relation to the Wales Bill

Professor Rick Rawlings, University College London;

Professor Laura McAllister, University of Liverpool;

Dr Diana Stirbu, London Metropolitan University


Meeting: 30/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3.)

3. Evidence in relation to the Wales Bill

Emyr Lewis, Partner, Blake Morgan LLP

David Hughes, Barrister, 30 Park Place

 

CLA(5)-01-16 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 22/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2.)

2. Evidence in relation to the Wales Bill

Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin

 

ICLA(5)-03-16 - Paper 1 – Research Service Briefing

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 22/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3.1)

Approach to Scrutiny of the Wales Bill

ICLA(5)-02-16 – Paper 3 – Update paper

 

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/06/2016 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4.1)

Options for scrutiny of the Wales Bill

ICLA(5)-01-16 – Paper 4

Supporting documents:


 

 

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