Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 28 January 2021

Meeting time: 13.30 - 16.45
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/11151


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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Mike Hedges MS (Chair)

Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Llyr Gruffydd MS

Neil Hamilton MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Witnesses:

Sir David Henshaw, Green Recovery Task and Finish Group

Dr Tim Peppin, Green Recovery Task and Finish Group

Peter Davies, Green Recovery Task and Finish Group

Nick Fenwick, Farmers' Union of Wales

Aled Jones, NFU Cymru

Catherine McLaughlin, Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA)

Sue Pritchard, Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Committee Staff:

Lara Date (Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Chloe Corbyn (Researcher)

Katy Orford (Researcher)

Lorna Scurlock (Researcher)

Rhiannon Lewis (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that he had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health.

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Jenny Rathbone MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

1.4 Apologies were received from Joyce Watson MS

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2       Evidence session with the Green Recovery Task and Finish Group

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Chair and members of the Green Recovery Task and Finish Group.

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3       Animal health and disease prevention - evidence session 2

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru; Farmers’ Union Wales; and Responsible use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) in relation to animal health and disease prevention.

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4       Papers to Note

4.1 The papers were noted.

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4.1   Correspondence from Wales Environment Link in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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4.2   Correspondence from the Marine Conservation Society in relation to the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

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

5.1 The motion was agreed.

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6       Green Recovery Task and Finish Group - consideration of evidence received under item 2

6.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 2.

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7       Animal health and disease prevention - consideration of evidence received under item 3

7.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 3.

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8       Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill

8.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report on the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Environment Bill, subject to a minor amendment.

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9       Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22

9.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report on the Welsh Government draft budget 2021-22, subject to minor amendments.

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