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Transcript: Transcript for 07/02/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Note No. Item



Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1     The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2     Apologies were received from Helen Mary Jones AM.

1.3     Joyce Watson AM declared she is a member of RSPB.

1.4     Andrew RT Davies AM referred the Committee to his registered interest in relation to this matter.



Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with environmental organisations

Annie Smith, Wales Environment Link

Arfon Williams, Land Use Policy Manager – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Cymru

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2.1 The Committee received evidence from Arfon Williams and Annie Smith.



Consideration of Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: evidence session with representatives of land managers and users

Anthony Geddes, National Manager for Wales - Confor

Rachel Lewis-Davies, Environment / Rural Affairs Adviser – National Farmers’ Union Cymru (NFU Cymru)

Charlotte Priddy, Policy Officer – Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW)

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The Committee received evidence from Anthony Geddes, Rachel Lewis-Davies and Charlotte Priddy.



Paper(s) to note


4. The Committee noted the papers under item 4.


Correspondence from the First Minister of Wales to the Llywydd regarding the scrutiny of Brexit - related legislation

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Correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to the Chair regarding the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Fisheries Bill

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Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from items 6 and 7 of today's meeting


5.1 The Committee resolved to exclude the public for items 6 and 7 of today’s meeting.



Biodiversity - Public Goods Scheme: consideration of oral evidence


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence received under items 2 and 3.



Legislative Consent Memorandum for the UK Fisheries Bill: consideration of draft report


7.1 The Committee agreed its report, subject to minor amendments.



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