Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 15 July 2021

Meeting time: 10.30 - 13.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12399


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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Llyr Gruffydd MS (Chair)

Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Delyth Jewell MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Joyce Watson MS

Witnesses:

Howard Davies, Welsh Government

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Bernadette Payne, Welsh Government

Olwen Spiller, Welsh Government

Eifiona Williams, Welsh Government

Jo Stevens, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Craig Griffiths (Legal Adviser)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Chloe Corbyn (Researcher)

Andrew Minnis (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee.

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2       Remit of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

2.1 The Committee noted the paper on its remit.

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3       Paper(s) to note

3.1 The papers were noted.

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3.1   The Welsh Government's priorities for climate change, environment and infrastructure

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3.2   Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from items 5 and 6 of today's meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.

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5       Discussion on early business and future work planning

5.1 The Committee considered and discussed its paper on early business and strategic planning.

5.2 The Committee agreed to launch a consultation to gather views on its priorities over the summer recess.

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6       Consideration of the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

6.1 Members received a legal briefing and considered the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill.

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7       Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill: scrutiny of the Minister for Climate Change

7.1 Members questioned the Minister for Climate Change on the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill.

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8       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from item 9 of today's meeting

8.1 The motion was agreed.

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9       Consideration of evidence received under item 7 and discussion on next steps in relation to the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Environment Bill

9.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 7 and agreed to write to the Minister for Climate Change to request further information on some of the issues raised during the session.

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