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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Alun Davidson 

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Transcript: Transcript for 18/03/2019 - 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 Joyce Watson, Michelle Brown and Mark Reckless.

(14.00-14.05)

2.

Papers to note

2.1

Paper to note 1 - Correspondence from the Auditor General for Wales to stakeholders regarding a consultation on their three-year forward work programme - 7 March 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1     The paper was noted.

2.2

Paper to note 2 - Correspondence from Jeremy Miles AM to the Chair regarding the Welsh EU Exit SI programme - 11 March 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.2     The paper was noted.

 

2.3

Paper to note 3 - Draft clauses proposed by the Welsh Government to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - 11 March 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.3     The paper was noted.

 

2.4

Paper to note 4 - Correspondence from Eluned Morgan AM to the Chair regarding the UK Trade Bill: Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum EAAL Report - 12 March 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.4     The paper was noted.

 

(14.05)

3.

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

Minutes:

3.1     The motion was agreed.

(14.05-14.25)

4.

Monitoring the EU negotiations

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1     Members received a briefing from the Research Service on the EU negotiations.

(14.25-14.40)

5.

Preparing for Brexit - Implications for Wales arising from the UK Government's 'no deal' planning

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1     Members received a briefing from the Research Service on the implications for Wales arising from the UK Government's 'no deal' planning.

(14.40-14.50)

6.

Scrutiny of international agreements

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1     Members agreed to report on the following agreements due to issues identified in the agreements that could impact Wales:

·         UK-Switzerland Trade Agreement

·         Palestine trade agreement

·         Israel trade agreement

6.2     Members considered the following agreements:

·         1994 Agreement on Government Procurement

·         Revised Agreement on Government Procurement

·         Mutual recognition agreement between the UK and the US

·         Agreement between the US and the UK on the mutual recognition of certificates of conformity for marine equipment

(14.50-15.00)

7.

Subsidiarity monitoring: Amendment of Standing Orders

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1     Members agreed to write to the Business Committee to suggest that it considers, as soon as practicable following the UK’s exit from the EU, tabling motions to:

·         revise Standing Orders so as to delete Standing Orders 21.8 to 21.11; and

·         alter the remit of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee to remove subparagraph (c) (relating to Standing Orders 21.8 to 21.11).

(15.00-15.15)

8.

Preparation for the scrutiny session with the First Minister of Wales on 25 March 2019

Minutes:

8.1     Members discussed and agreed priority areas for questioning in preparation for the scrutiny session with the First Minister of Wales on 25 March 2019.

 

 

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