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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd

Contact: Alun Davidson 

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Transcript: Transcript for 20/05/2019 - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(14.00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 Apologies were received from David Melding, and Suzy Davies attended as substitute.

1.3 Apologies were received from Joyce Watson.

1.4 Huw Irranca-Davies declared an interest as he is Chair of the Welsh Government’s EU Advisory Group.

1.5 The Chair thanked Mark Reckless for his work as a Committee Member.

(14.00)

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

2.1 The motion was agreed.

(14.00 - 14.45)

3.

Private briefing on common frameworks

Georgina Haarhoff, Welsh Government

Paul Harrington, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses gave a technical briefing to Members on UK common frameworks.

3.2 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(14.45 - 15.30)

4.

Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - evidence session 1

Dr Tim Peppin, Welsh Local Government Association

Councillor Rob Stewart, Welsh Local Government Association

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(15.30 - 16.15)

5.

Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - evidence session 2

Professor Colin Riordan, Universities Wales

Mairwen Harris, Universities Wales

Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Welsh NHS Confederation

Minutes:

5.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members.

(16.15 - 16.20)

6.

Papers to note

6.1

Paper to note 1: Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum no 3): Trade Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1.1 The paper was noted.

6.2

Paper to note 2: Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland concerning the Common Travel Area and associated reciprocal rights and privileges

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2.1 The paper was noted.

(16.20)

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(16.20 - 16.35)

8.

Follow-up work on Brexit preparedness - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 Members considered the evidence received.

(16.35 - 16.50)

9.

Scrutiny of international agreements

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1  Members agreed to report on the agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, Norway and the UK due to significant omissions in its scope when compared to the existing EU relationship with Iceland and Norway under the European Economic Area agreement.

9.2 Members considered and noted the UK/Norway: agreement on international road transport.

9.3 Members agreed to write to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask him to clarify how the terms of the UK/Norway: agreement on international road transport differ from those for road transport under the current European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.

(16.50 - 16.55)

10.

Discussion on the proposed visit to North Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 Members considered the proposed visit to North Wales.

(16.55 - 17.05)

11.

Discussion on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

11.1 Members considered a paper from the Research Service on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.

 

 

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