Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 3 - Senedd

Meeting date: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Meeting time: 09.20 - 11.50
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/5727


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Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Mike Hedges AM (Chair)

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Neil Hamilton AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Tom Henderson, Welsh Government

Richard Lewis, Welsh Government

Jackie Price, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Katy Orford (Researcher)

Katie Wyatt (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        Apologies were received from Andrew RT Davies AM.

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2       Scrutiny session with the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs on the Wild Animals and Circuses Wales Bill

2.1 The Minister and Welsh Government officials responded to questions from Members on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.

2.2 The Minister agreed to make available her letter to the Chief Executive of the Kennel Club regarding the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Animal Exhibits) (Wales) Regulations 2020.

 

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3       Papers to note

3.1 The Committee noted the papers.

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3.1   Update from the Minister for Economy and Transport to the Committee's Report on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019 - 2020

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3.2   Correspondence from Chris Barltrop on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

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3.3   Correspondence from Circus Mondao on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

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3.4   Correspondence from PAWSI on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

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3.5   Correspondence from Rachael Smith on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill

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4       Discussion of evidence received and consideration of the key issues raised under item 2

4.1 The Committee discussed the evidence received and considered key issues raised under item 2.

4.2 The Committee agreed on the key issues it wishes to raise in its Stage 1 report on the Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill.

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5       Consideration of the Committee's follow up report on the Welsh Government's progress on Marine Protected Area (MPA) management in Wales

5.1 The Committee agreed the report subject to a few minor amendments.

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