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Agenda and minutes

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Items
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(09:30)

1.

Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect temporary Chair

Minutes:

1.1 William Powell was elected as temporary Chair.

2.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Alun Ffred Jones. There were no substitutions.

(09:30 - 11:30)

3.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill - Stage 1: Evidence Session 14

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources

Amelia John Deputy Director, Fairer Futures Division

Andrew Charles, Head of Sustainable Development

Sioned Rees Deputy Director, Local Government Partnerships

Louise Gibson, Lawyer

Amina Rix, Lawyer

 

Minutes:

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

 

3.2 The Minister agreed to:

 

·         Provide clarification as to whether the Welsh Government will seek National Statistics status for indicators being developed to measure progress in achieving the well-being goals;

·         Explain how this Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill will compliment and interact with the principles, structures and desired outcomes of the Planning (Wales) Bill and the proposed Environment Bill;

·         Provide an update on the role of the Auditor General for Wales in relation to the Bill and to clarify the concerns he has raised in relation to his powers, following his upcoming meeting with him.

 

 

(11:30 - 12:00)

4.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Discussion of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 Members of the Committee discussed the evidence received to date in relation to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill.

5.

Inquiry into the public forestry estate in Wales: Consideration of draft letter to Welsh Government

Minutes:

5.1 Committee Members agreed the letter.

(12:45 - 14:45)

6.

Welsh Government draft budget 2015-2016: Scrutiny of the Minister for Natural Resources and the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 1

 

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources
Rebecca Evans AM, Deputy Minister for Farming and Food

Andrew Slade, Director, Agriculture, Food and Marine

Dr Christianne Glossop, Director, Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer

Matthew Quinn, Director, Environment and Sustainable Development

Rosemary Thomas, Chief Planner, Deputy Director

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Minister and Deputy Minister responded to questions from the Committee.

 

The Minister agreed to provide further information on:

 

·         The sale of forestry by Natural Resources Wales;

·         The impact in Wales of UK Government changes to the Energy Company Obligation; and

·         The number of Ynni’r Fro schemes and their spread across Wales.

 

The Deputy Minister agreed to provide further information on:

 

·         The financial implications of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014; and

·         The co-ordination of Government spending on food promotion events.

7.

Papers to note

7.1

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Further Information from Natural Resources Wales

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee noted the paper.

7.2

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Further information from Wales Carers Alliance

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.2 The Committee noted the paper.

7.3

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Further information from the Auditor General for Wales

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.3 The Committee noted the paper.

7.4

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Bill: Response from the Minister for Natural Resources to the letter from the Chair

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 5

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.4 The Committee noted the response.

7.5

Scrutiny of the Minister for Natural Resources: Further information from the Minister for Natural Resources following the meeting on 17 September

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 6

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.5 The Committee noted the paper.

7.6

Scrutiny of the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food: Further information from the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food following the meeting on 17 September

E&S(4)-25-14 paper 7

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.6 The Committee noted the paper.

(14:45 - 15:00)

8.

Scrutiny of Welsh Government draft budget 2015-2016: Discussion of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 Committee Members discussed the evidence received from the Minister and Deputy Minister.

 

 

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