By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing for us to set a small number of cookies. Cookie policy

Meetings

Senedd and Elections (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: 09/10/2019 - Committee of the Whole Assembly (Item 1)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Stage 2 Proceedings

The Committee of the Whole Assembly agreed on 1 October 2019, under Standing Order 26.21, that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings will be:

-        Sections 2-9;

-        Schedule 1;

-        Sections 10 to 29;

-        Schedule 2;

-        Sections 30 – 41;

-        Section 1;

-        Long title.

 

Documents relevant to Stage 2 proceedings will be available on the Bill page.

 

Minutes:

The meeting started at 15.47

A vote was taken on amendment 265:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

1

38

55

Amendment 265 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 85:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

0

13

56

Amendment 85 was agreed.

As amendment 85 was agreed, amendments 266, 106 and 107 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 86:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

2

16

56

Amendment 86 was agreed.

As amendment 86 was agreed, amendment 108 fell

A vote was taken on amendment 87A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

19

5

32

56

Amendment 87A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 87:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

25

4

26

55

Amendment 87 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 109:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

39

56

Amendment 109 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 88:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

4

11

56

Amendment 88 was agreed.

As amendment 88 was agreed, amendment 110 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 89:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

4

12

56

Amendment 89 was agreed.

As amendment 89 was agreed, amendment 111 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 90:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

4

12

56

Amendment 90 was agreed.

As amendment 90 was agreed, amendment 112 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 91:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

4

11

56

Amendment 91 was agreed.

As amendment 91 was agreed, amendment 113 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 92:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

41

5

10

56

Amendment 92 was agreed.

Amendments 94A – 94K were not moved

At 17.15, the Deputy Presiding Officer suspended proceedings for five minutes in accordance with Standing Order 17.47.

 

A vote was taken on amendment 94:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

30

4

21

55

Amendment 94 was agreed.

As amendment 94 was agreed, amendments 170-183; 5-6; 184-208; 267; 209-220; 268; 221-242; 7; 243-253 and 8 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 114:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

0

45

56

Amendment 114 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 37:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

20

56

Amendment 37 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 115:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

51

56

Amendment 115 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 270:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

1

41

56

Amendment 270 was not agreed.

At 18.04, the Deputy Presiding Officer suspended proceedings in accordance with Standing Order 17.47. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening at 18.15.

A vote was taken on amendment 38:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

16

53

Amendment 38 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 116:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

44

53

Amendment 116 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 39B:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 39B was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 39A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

39

54

Amendment 39A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 39:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

18

54

Amendment 39 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 40:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 40 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 117:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 117 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 118:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 118 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 119:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 119 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 120:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 120 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 41:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 41 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 42:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 42 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 121:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

44

53

Amendment 121 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 122:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 122 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 123:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 123 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 124:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

49

54

Amendment 124 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 43:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 43 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 44:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 44 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 125:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 125 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 45:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 45 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 46:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 46 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 47:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 47 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 126:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 126 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 127:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 127 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 128:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 128 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 48:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 48 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 129:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 129 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 15:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

4

2

54

Amendment 15 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 130:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 130 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 16:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

4

3

54

Amendment 16 was agreed.

The Deputy Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 131 - 134 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

 

A vote was taken on amendment 131:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

40

54

Amendment 131 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 132:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

49

54

Amendment 132 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 133:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

49

54

Amendment 133 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 134:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

49

54

Amendment 134 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 17:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

4

2

54

Amendment 17 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 135:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 135 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 136:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

49

54

Amendment 136 was not agreed.

Amendments 18 - 20 were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

4

2

54

Amendments 18 - 20 were agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 137:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

45

54

Amendment 137 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 49:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 49 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 50:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

7

54

Amendment 50 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 51:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

56

Amendment 51 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

37

53

Amendment 52A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52B:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

37

53

Amendment 52B was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 52:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

16

54

Amendment 52 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

11

52

Amendment 53A was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53B:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

11

52

Amendment 53B was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53C:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53C was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53D:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53D was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53E:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

4

13

53

Amendment 53E was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53F:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53F was agreed.

Amendment 53G was not moved.

A vote was taken on amendment 53H:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53H was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53I:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53I was agreed.

Amendment 53J was not moved.

Amendments 53K – 53N were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53K – 53N were agreed.

Amendment 53O was not moved.

Amendment 53P was not moved.

A vote was taken on amendment 53Q:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53Q was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53R:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

4

12

52

Amendment 53R was agreed.

Amendment 53S was not moved.

Amendments 53T – 53Y were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53T – 53Y were agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53Z:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53Z was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53AA:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53AA was agreed.

Amendment 53AB was not moved.

Amendments 53AC – 53AI were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53AC – 53AI were agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53AL:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

11

5

37

53

Amendment 53AL was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53AJ:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53AJ was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53AK:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

4

12

53

Amendment 53AK was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 53 as amended:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

4

13

53

Amendment 53 as amended was agreed.

As amendment 53 was agreed, amendments 138 – 144 fell.

Amendments 71A – 71C were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

38

53

Amendments 71A – 71C were not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 71:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

29

0

24

53

Amendment 71 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 54:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

11

51

Amendment 54 was agreed.

As amendment 54 was agreed, amendments 21; 145; 22; 95; 23 and 146 fell.

At 19.45, the Deputy Presiding Officer suspended proceedings in accordance with Standing Order 17.47. The bell was rung 5 minutes before reconvening at 20.15.

Amendment 271 was withdrawn.

Amendments 55A – 55D were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

35

52

Amendment 55A – 55D were not agreed.

Amendment 55 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 56:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

17

52

Amendment 56 was agreed.

Amendment 57 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 58A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

15

0

37

52

Amendment 58A was not agreed.

Amendment 58 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

The Presiding Officer proposed that amendments 147 - 151 were disposed of en bloc. A Member objected, therefore the amendments were disposed of individually.

A vote was taken on amendment 147:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

37

51

Amendment 147 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 148:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 148 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 149:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

37

51

Amendment 149 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 150:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 150 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 151:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

38

52

Amendment 151 was not agreed.

Amendment 278 was not moved.

A vote was taken on amendment 72:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

48

0

4

52

Amendment 72 was agreed.

Amendments 254 – 256 were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

38

52

Amendments 254 – 256 were not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 73:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

16

52

Amendment 73 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 74:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

37

0

15

52

Amendment 74 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 75:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

36

0

16

52

Amendment 75 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 76:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

12

52

Amendment 76 was agreed.

As amendment 76 was agreed, amendments 257 – 259 fell.

Amendment 77 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 78:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

45

0

7

52

Amendment 78 was agreed.

As amendment 78 was agreed, amendment 260 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 79:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

12

52

Amendment 79 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 80:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

12

52

Amendment 80 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 81:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

43

0

8

51

Amendment 81 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 261:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

7

0

45

52

Amendment 261 was not agreed.

Amendment 28 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 29 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 262:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

47

52

Amendment 262 was not agreed.

Amendment 30 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 31 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 263:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

47

52

Amendment 263 was not agreed.

Amendment 32 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 82:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

31

0

21

52

Amendment 82 was agreed.

As amendment 82 was agreed, amendment 264 fell.

Amendment 33 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 83:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

40

0

12

52

Amendment 83 was agreed.

Amendment 59 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendments 60A – 60D were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

36

52

Amendments 60A – 60D were not agreed

A vote was taken on amendment 60:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

14

52

Amendment 60 was agreed.

As amendment 60 was agreed, amendments 152-154 fell.

Amendments 61A – 61H were voted for en bloc:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

36

52

Amendments 61A – 61H were not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 61:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

13

52

Amendment 61 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 62A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

35

51

Amendment 62A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 62B:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

16

0

36

52

Amendment 62B was not agreed.

Amendment 62 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

As amendment 62 was agreed, amendments 155 - 159 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 63:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

1

4

52

Amendment 63 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 64:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

1

4

52

Amendment 64 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 65:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

47

0

4

51

Amendment 65 was agreed.

As amendment 65 was agreed, amendment 24 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 272:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

34

51

Amendment 272 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 2:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

32

4

15

51

Amendment 2 was agreed.

Amendment 25 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

Amendment 3 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

As amendment 3 was agreed, amendments 160-162 fell.

Amendment 4 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 163:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 163 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 164:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 164 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 66:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

23

50

Amendment 66 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 67A:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

38

51

Amendment 67A was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 67:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

24

51

Amendment 67 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 273:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

12

0

39

51

Amendment 273 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 93:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

9

51

Amendment 93 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 68:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

39

0

12

51

Amendment 68 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 69:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

35

0

16

51

Amendment 69 was agreed.

As amendment 69 was agreed, amendments 274; 165; 26 and 275 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 166:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 166 was not agreed.

Amendment 27 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 167:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

4

0

47

51

Amendment 167 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 70:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

27

0

24

51

Amendment 70 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 276:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

37

50

Amendment 276 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 277:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

13

0

38

51

Amendment 277 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 168:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 168 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 169:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

46

51

Amendment 169 was not agreed.

Amendment 10 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 84:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

8

50

Amendment 84 was agreed.

As amendment 84 was agreed, amendment 99 and 100 fell.

A vote was taken on amendment 101:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

9

0

41

50

Amendment 101 was not agreed.

Amendment 11 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 35:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

16

49

Amendment 35 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 269:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

17

0

33

50

Amendment 269 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 34:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

33

0

17

50

Amendment 34 was agreed.

Amendment 12 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 102:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

7

0

41

48

Amendment 102 was not agreed.

Amendment 13 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 103:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

45

50

Amendment 103 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 104:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

45

50

Amendment 104 was not agreed.

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

A vote was taken on amendment 105:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

44

49

Amendment 105 was not agreed.

Amendment 14 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

A vote was taken on amendment 36:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

34

0

16

50

Amendment 36 was agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 96:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

10

1

38

49

Amendment 96 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 98:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

5

0

45

50

Amendment 98 was not agreed.

A vote was taken on amendment 97:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

14

0

36

50

Amendment 97 was not agreed.

Amendment 9 was agreed, in accordance with Standing Order 17.34(i).

All sections and schedules of the Bill were deemed agreed, concluding Committee of the Whole Assembly proceedings.


Meeting: 08/10/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4.1)

Procedures for Stage 2 of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 4

Meeting: 07/10/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Counsel General to the Chair of the Finance Committee: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-27-19 – Paper 8 – Letter from the Counsel General to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 30 September 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General to the Chair of the Finance Committee.


Meeting: 01/10/2019 - Committee of the Whole Assembly (Item 1)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - Order of Consideration for Stage 2 proceedings

The Committee of the Whole Assembly is invited to consider and agree that the order of consideration for Stage 2 proceedings on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill is as follows: sections 2 to 9, Schedule 1, sections 10 to 29, Schedule 2, sections 30 to 41, section 1, and Long title.

Minutes:

1.   The Order of Consideration was agreed by the Committee.


Meeting: 01/10/2019 - Plenary (Item 8)

Motion to agree the financial resolution in respect of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

NDM7147 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill
Finance Committee Report
Response from the Counsel General to the Finance Committee report

Minutes:

The item started at 17.32

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM7147 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

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

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Finance Committee Report

Response from the Counsel General to the Finance Committee report

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

38

0

2

40

The motion was agreed.

 


Meeting: 30/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Counsel General to the Chair of the Finance Committee: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-26-10 – Paper 10 - Letter from the Counsel General to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 20 September 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.


Meeting: 25/09/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 Mark Reckless excused himself from this item and did not contribute to the Committee’s report on further scrutiny of the financial implications of the Bill.

 

5.2 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 25/09/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Further evidence session

Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General

Christopher Warner, Deputy Director – Constitution and Justice

Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director – Financial Controls

 

Paper 1 – Letter from the Counsel General and draft amendments to the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill – 20 September 2019

Research brief

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General; Christopher Warner, Deputy Director – Constitution and Justice; and Matthew Denham-Jones, Deputy Director – Financial Controls, on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 25/09/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Further evidence session

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd

Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation, National Assembly for Wales

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive, National Assembly for Wales

Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, National Assembly for Wales

 

Research brief

 

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Elin Jones AM, Llywydd; Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation, National Assembly for Wales; Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the Assembly, National Assembly for Wales; and Nia Morgan, Director of Finance, on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 19/09/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

5 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of correspondence

Paper 2 – Response from the Llywydd to the Finance Committee’s report and recommendations on the financial implications of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Paper 3 – Letter from the Counsel General on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill – 3 September 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the correspondence on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Plenary (Item 6)

Motion under Standing Order 26.17(iii) in relation to the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

NDM7134 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.17(iii), agrees that Stage 2 proceedings of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill be considered by a Committee of the Whole Assembly.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Minutes:

The item started at 15.31

NDM7134 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that The National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.17(iii), agrees that Stage 2 proceedings of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill be considered by a Committee of the Whole Assembly.

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Llywydd: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 68 – Letter from the Llywydd, 13 August 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the Llywydd: Voting rights for prisoners

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 64 – Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, 26 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the Llywydd.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the Minister for Housing and Local Government: Voting rights for prisoners

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 65 – Letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, 26 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee to the Minister for Housing and Local Government.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee: Voting rights for prisoners

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 61 – Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, 23 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Finance Committee: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 69 – Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Finance Committee, 13 August 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd to the Chair of the Finance Committee.


Meeting: 16/09/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 13)

13 Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Llywydd and the Counsel General: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-24-19 – Paper 59 – Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Llywydd and the Counsel General, 17 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Llywydd and the Counsel General.


Meeting: 16/07/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Stage 2 of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 58

Minutes:

Business Managers confirmed their previous decision that Stage 2 proceedings of the Bill will take place in a Committee of the Whole Assembly, and further agreed that it should take place on 9 October 2019 and that the disposal of all amendments will be completed in one sitting. They agreed that the only non-government business to be scheduled for Plenary that day will be Topical Questions, 90 Second Statements, and the Short Debate, so that the proceedings of the Committee of the Whole Assembly can take place after Plenary business.

 

Depending on the number of amendments tabled, Business Managers agreed to consider nearer the time whether Plenary should start earlier on that day, and whether any further adjustments to the agenda might be required.

 

Business Managers agreed to table a motion under Standing Order 26.17(iii) proposing that Stage 2 proceedings of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill take place in a Committee of the Whole Assembly, for consideration in Plenary on Wednesday 18 September.


Meeting: 15/07/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Counsel General: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-23-19 – Paper 10 – Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee, 10 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Counsel General.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Plenary (Item 7)

Debate on the General Principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

NDM7115 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.

The Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 12 February 2019.

The report of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill was laid before the Assembly on 28 June 2019.

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.30.

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time

NDM7115 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

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

Agrees to the general principles of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.

The Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill and Explanatory Memorandum were laid before the Assembly on 12 February 2019.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

42

0

9

51

The motion was agreed.

 

 


Meeting: 08/07/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Llywydd: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-22-19 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee, 27 June 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Finance Committee to the Llywydd.


Meeting: 01/07/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Counsel General: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-21-19 – Paper 13 – Letter from the Counsel General, 25 June 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General.


Meeting: 27/06/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 2)

2 PTN1 - Letter from the Llywydd on Financing and accountability of the Electoral Commission – 13 June 2019

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 24/06/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Update

Minutes:

The Clerk provided a brief update on the publication arrangements for the Committee’s report on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 17/06/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-19-19 – Paper 14 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

David Melding AM attended as a substitute for Suzy Davies AM for this item.

The Committee considered a revised version of its draft report on the Bill, and discussed further changes which should be made. Committee members agreed to finalise the report outside of the meeting.

 


Meeting: 17/06/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair: SEnedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-19-19 – Paper 10 - Letter from the Llywydd, 13 June 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.

 


Meeting: 10/06/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Electoral Commission: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-18-19 – Paper 3 - Letter from the Electoral Commission, 24 May 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 10/06/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Draft report

CLA(5)-18-19 – Research brief

CLA(5)-18-19 – Legal brief

CLA(5)-18-19 – Paper 6 - Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed changes to the draft report. A revised version will be considered at the next meeting.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 8)

8 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

Paper 3 – Draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft report with minor changes.


Meeting: 20/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-16-19 – Paper 8 – Letter from the Llywydd to the Chair, 16 May 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 20/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Llywydd to the Finance Committee: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-16-19 – Paper 5 - Letter from the Llywydd to the Finance Committee, 7 May 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 20/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Llywydd to the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-16-19 – Paper 6 - Letter from the Llywydd to the Minister for Housing and Local Government and the Minister for Education, 8 March 2019

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence.


Meeting: 20/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

6 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill – key issues

CLA(5)-16-19 – Research Brief – Electoral registration in Scotland

CLA(5)-16-19 – Legal Brief

CLA(5)-16-19 – Key Issues – Covering Paper

CLA(5)-16-19 – Key Issues Paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received and discussed key issues for inclusion in its draft report.


Meeting: 15/05/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 1)

1 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of draft report

Paper 1 – Draft Report on financial Implications of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Paper 2 – Letter from the Llywydd on the Senedd and Elections Bill – 7 May 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee agreed the report, subject to amendments.

 


Meeting: 07/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

9 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

CLA(5)-14-19 – Paper 4 - Consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence.


Meeting: 07/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 7)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 13

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill

Anna Daniel, Assembly Commission

Matthew Richards, Assembly Commission

 

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill; Anna Daniel, Assembly Commission; and Matthew Richards, Assembly Commission.

 

The Committee agreed to write to the Llywydd with additional questions.


Meeting: 07/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 12

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

John Pugsley, Head of Subject Support 7-19 Branch, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-14-19 – Research Brief

CLA(5)-14-19 – Note on school visit

CLA(5)-14-19 – Note on Comms engagement

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education, and John Pugsley, Head of Subject Support 7-19 Branch, Welsh Government.


Meeting: 07/05/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 6)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence.


Meeting: 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 12)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence.


Meeting: 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 10)

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.


Meeting: 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

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.


Meeting: 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

9 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.


Meeting: 29/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

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.


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill scrutiny session: Assembly Commission 2

  • The Llywydd, Elin Jones AM
  • Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation
  • Tom Jackson, Bill Manager

 

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM; Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation Service and Tom Jackson, Bill Manager.

 


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 1)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Private Briefing

Dr Toby James, University of East Anglia, Expert Adviser to the Finance Committee     

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee received a private briefing on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill from Dr Toby James, University of East Anglia.


Meeting: 04/04/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill scrutiny session: Assembly Commission 1

  • Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the Assembly
  • Nia Morgan, Director of Finance

 

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill Explanatory Memorandum

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 


Meeting: 01/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 6

Professor David Egan, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, BH Associates

 

CLA(5)-12-19 – Briefing 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Professor Ellen Hazelkorn and Professor David Egan.


Meeting: 01/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 12)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received in relation to the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 01/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 10)

10 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 8

Rob Williams, Director NAHT Cymru

 

CLA(5)-12-19 -Paper 37 – Written evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Rob Williams, Director of NAHT Cymru.


Meeting: 01/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 7

Colin Everett, Chief Executive Flintshire County Council, SOLACE;

Daniel Hurford, Welsh Local Government Association

 

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Colin Everett, Chief Executive of Flintshire County Council and Daniel Hurford, Head of Policy (Improvement and Governance) Welsh Local Government Association.


Meeting: 01/04/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 5

Jess Blair, Director, Electoral Reform Society

 

CLA(5)-12-19 – Briefing

CLA(5)-12-19 – Paper 1 – Written evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Jess Blair, Director of the Electoral Reform Society.


Meeting: 27/03/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 27/03/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill scrutiny session: Electoral Commission

  • Elan Closs Stephens, Electoral Commissioner, Wales
  • Kieran Rix, UK Director of Finance and Corporate Services
  • Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales

 

FIN(5)-09-19 Paper 1: Electoral Commission paper on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Electoral Commissioner for Wales, Elen Closs Stephens; Kieran Rix, UK Director of Finance and Corporate Services; and Rhydian Thomas, Head of Electoral Commission, Wales.

 

3.2 The Electoral Commission agreed to provide the Committee with updated costings related to the electoral registration reform process.


Meeting: 25/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

9 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 3

Keith Bush QC

 

CLA(5)-11-19 - Paper 47 – Written evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Keith Bush QC.


Meeting: 25/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 8)

8 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 2

Professor Laura McAllister, Chair of Expert Panel Group

 

CLA(5)-11-19 - Briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Professor Laura McAllister.


Meeting: 25/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 10)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 4

Professor Roger Awan-Scully, Wales Governance Centre

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Professor Roger Awan-Scully.


Meeting: 25/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 12)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 21/03/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 3)

3 Senedd Election Bill scrutiny session: Welsh Government

  • Counsel General, Jeremy Miles AM
  • Chris Warner, Deputy Director, Constitution and Justice
  • Angharad Thomas-Richards, Electoral Reform Programme Adviser

 

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill Explanatory Memorandum

 

Paper 1 – Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - Expert Advisor Briefing

Paper 2 - Counsel General correspondence: Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from the Counsel General, Jeremy Miles AM; Chris Warner, Deputy Director, Constitution and Justice and Angharad Thomas-Richards, Electoral Reform Programme Adviser on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.

 


Meeting: 21/03/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 5)

Senedd Election Bill scrutiny session: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

 


Meeting: 13/03/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 4)

4 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - Technical briefing

Assembly Commission officials

·         Anna Daniel, Head of Strategic Transformation Service

·         Matthew Richards, Head of Legal Services

·         Tom Jackson, Clerk/Bill Manager- Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill, Strategic Transformation Service.

 

Welsh Government Officials

·         Angharad Thomas Richards; Local Government Democracy Division

·         Sian Williams, Democracy, Local Government Democracy Division.

 

Paper 1 - Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - Technical briefing note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received a technical briefing on the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 11/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 2)

2 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Evidence session 1

Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill;

Anna Daniel, Assembly Commission;

Matthew Richards, Assembly Commission

 

Senedd and Election (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-09-19 – Briefing

CLA(5)-09-19 – Legal Briefing

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Elin Jones AM, Llywydd and Member in Charge of the Bill. The Llywydd agreed to provide the Committee with all relevant correspondence with Welsh Government Ministers on the subject of the Bill.


Meeting: 11/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 11)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Consideration of Evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 04/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Technical Briefing from officials

Minutes:

The Committee received a technical briefing from Assembly Commission and Welsh Government officials.


Meeting: 04/03/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 4)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Proposals for outreach work

CLA(5)-08-19 – Briefing outreach work

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a paper from the Outreach Service, and agreed its approach to wider engagement as part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the Bill.


Meeting: 20/02/2019 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Approach to scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed its approach.

 


Meeting: 18/02/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 9)

9 Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill: Correspondence

CLA(5)-07-19 – Paper 41 – Letter from the Llywydd

CLA(5)-07-19 – Paper 42 – Letter from the Counsel General

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Llywydd and the Counsel General in relation to the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 18/02/2019 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 14)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - approach to Stage 1 scrutiny

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

 

CLA(5)-07-19 – Paper 48 – Approach to scrutiny

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed its approach to scrutiny of the Senedd and Eelctions (Wales) Bill. As a Commissioner, Suzy Davies AM excluded herself for the item.


Meeting: 13/02/2019 - Plenary (Item 5)

Statement by the Llywydd: Introduction of a Commission-proposed Bill - Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Minutes:

The item started at 15.23

 


Meeting: 12/02/2019 - Business Committee (Item 4)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 252

Minutes:

The Deputy Presiding Officer chaired this item as the Llywydd is the Member in charge of the Bill.

 

Business Managers agreed the proposed timetable for the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.

 

Business Managers agreed to the request from CLA for flexibility in the timings of their meetings in order to accommodate scrutiny of the Bill.

 

 


Meeting: 14/01/2019 - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee (Item 3)

3 Paper to note 2 - Correspondence from the Llywydd to the Chair regarding the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill - 8 January 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2 The paper was noted.


Meeting: 08/01/2019 - Business Committee (Item 6)

Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

  • Restricted enclosure 259

Minutes:

The Deputy Presiding Officer chaired this item as the Llywydd is the Member in charge of the Bill.

 

Business Managers considered the paper and whether the responsible committee for the purpose of considering the general principles of the Bill should be the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee. Darren Millar noted the conflict of interest of one Member of CLA also being a Member of the Assembly Commission, and suggested that the Bill be referred to the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee. It was also noted that that Committee included a Commission Member.

 

Given that the immediate decision is to consult on the proposed timetable for the Bill, Business Managers agreed to consult with both CLA and EAAL before deciding on which committee to refer it to.

 

On the issue of the proposed timetable the Trefnydd raised the potential impact on the Government’s Local Elections Bill if there were to be any delay in introducing the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 29/11/2018 - Finance Committee (Item 6)

6 Financial implications of the forthcoming Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Paper 4 - Financial implications of the forthcoming Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed to appoint an Independent Advisor to assist with its financial scrutiny of the forthcoming Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill.


Meeting: 15/10/2018 - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 The Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill

CLA(5)-25-18 – Paper 1 Written Statement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee noted the Written Statement.


Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Plenary (Item 9)

Debate seeking the Assembly's agreement to introduce a Commission-proposed Bill - The Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill

NDM6821 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Assembly Commission’s report:“Creating a Parliament for Wales, Consultation Report”, October 2018;

2. Notes the Assembly Commission’s written statement: The Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill;

3. Agrees to allow the Assembly Commission to introduce a Bill to:

a)    change the name of the National Assembly for Wales;

b)   extend the franchise for Assembly elections;

c)    amend the law relating to disqualification; and

d)   make other changes to, and associated with, the Assembly’s electoral and internal arrangements.

Creating a Parliament for Wales, Consultation Report

Assembly Commission written statement: The Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill

 

Minutes:

The item started at 16.05

Voting on the motion under this item was deferred until Voting Time.

NDM6821 Elin Jones (Ceredigion)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the Assembly Commission’s report:“Creating a Parliament for Wales, Consultation Report”, October 2018;

2. Notes the Assembly Commission’s written statement: The Welsh Parliament and Elections (Wales) Bill;

3. Agrees to allow the Assembly Commission to introduce a Bill to:

a)    change the name of the National Assembly for Wales;

b)   extend the franchise for Assembly elections;

c)    amend the law relating to disqualification; and

d)   make other changes to, and associated with, the Assembly’s electoral and internal arrangements.

The result was as follows:

For

Abstain

Against

Total

44

3

1

48

The motion was agreed.

 


 

 

You are in :

  1. Home
  2. Assembly Business

Partners & Help