Concise Minutes - Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Monday, 3 December 2018

Meeting time: 14.30 - 15.22
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5024


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mick Antoniw AM (Chair)

Suzy Davies AM

Mandy Jones AM

Dai Lloyd AM

Witnesses:

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Ruth Hatton (Deputy Clerk)

Alys Thomas (Researcher)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

Katie Wyatt

 

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1       Introduction, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Apologies were received from Dawn Bowden AM and Lee Waters AM.

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2       Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

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2.1   SL(5)282 - The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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2.2   SL(5)283 - The Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Relief) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2018

The Committee considered the instruments and was content.

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3       Instruments that raise no reporting issues under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 but have implications as a result of the UK exiting the EU

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3.1   SL(5)281 - The Beef and Veal Labelling (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Committee considered the instrument and will report to the Assembly to highlight issues as a result of the UK exiting the EU.

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4       Statutory Instruments requiring Consent in accordance with Standing Order 30A - EU Exit

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4.1   SICM(5)6 - The Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee considered the Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum.

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4.2   SICM(5)7 - Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee considered the Statutory Instrument Consent Memorandum.

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5       Written statements under Standing Order 30C

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5.1   WS-30C(5)24 - The Leghold Trap and Pelt Imports (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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5.2   WS-30C(5)25 - The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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5.3   WS-30C(5)26 - The Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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5.4   WS-30C(5)27 - The Organic Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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5.5   WS-30C(5)28 - The Zoonotic Disease Eradication and Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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5.6   WS-30C(5)30 - The European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions Rules etc (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Committee noted the written statement and commentary.

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6       Papers to note

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<AI18>

6.1   Letter from the Llywydd regarding Assembly reform: legislative competence

The Committee noted the letter from the Llywydd.

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6.2   Correspondence between the UK Parliament and UK Government regarding the flow of instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

The Committee noted the correspondence relating to the flow of instruments made under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

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6.3   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance: Interparliamentary forum on Brexit

The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance.

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7       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

The motion was agreed.

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8       Legislative Consent Memorandum: UK Agriculture Bill: Draft Report

The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to consider a revised version at the next meeting.

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9       Legislative Consent Memorandum: Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill

The Committee noted the briefing provided by the Research Service and agreed to schedule an evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary in early January.

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10    Legislative Consent Memorandum: Fisheries Bill

The Committee noted the briefing provided by the Research Service and agreed to schedule an evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary in the January.

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11    Legislation Bill: Approach to Stage 1 scrutiny (subject to the Bill's introduction)

The Committee agreed its approach to Stage 1 scrutiny and to issue a general call for evidence this week. The Committee also agreed to issue invitations to stakeholders to ask that they provide oral evidence in January.

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12    Forward Work Programme

The Committee discussed the outline forward work programme for the New Year.

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