Agenda - Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: Monday, 16 March 2020

Meeting time: 09.45
For further information contact:

Helen Finlayson

Committee Clerk

0300 200 6565

SeneddReform@assembly.wales


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Private pre-meeting

(09.45–10.00)

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

(10.00)                                                                                                             

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2       Electoral systems and boundaries: oral evidence

(10.00–11.00)                                                                             (Pages 1 - 78)

Professor Roger Awan-Scully, Head of Politics and International Relations and Professor of Political Science, Cardiff University

Jess Blair, Director, Electoral Reform Society Cymru

Attached documents:
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 1 – Electoral systems and boundaries key terms and concepts
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 2 – Research brief
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 3 – Note on election count methodologies
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 4 – Paper from Electoral Reform Society Cymru


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3Papers to note

(11.00)                                                                                                             

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3.1   Responses to the Committee's consultation on electoral systems and boundaries

                                                                                               (Pages 79 - 123)

Attached documents:
ESB 01 Professor Denis Mollison
ESB 02 Boundary Commission for Wales
ESB 03 Peter Varley
ESB 04 Electoral Commission
ESB 05 Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales
ESB 06 The Association of Electoral Administrators
ESB 07 Electoral Reform Society Cymru
ESB 08 United Kingdom Independence Party
ESB 09 Carmarthenshire County Council
ESB 10 Cardiff Council
ESB 11 Make Votes Matter
ESB 12 Pembrokeshire County Council

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.22 to elect a temporary Chair for the meeting on 20 April 2020

(11.00)                                                                                                             

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

(11.00)                                                                                                             

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6       Electoral systems and boundaries: consideration of evidence

(11.00–11.10)                                                                                                  

 

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7       Capacity of the Assembly: approach to consultation

(11.10–11.20)                                                                       (Pages 124 - 130)

Attached documents:
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 5 – Approach to consultation

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8       Electing a more diverse Assembly: inquiry update

(11.20–11.35)                                                                       (Pages 131 - 165)

Attached documents:
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 6 – Legal advice note
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 7 – Note of stakeholder event
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 8 – Written evidence on electing a more diverse Assembly

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9       Forward work programme

(11.35–11.45)                                                                       (Pages 166 - 174)

Attached documents:
CAER(5)-7-20 Paper 9 – Forward work programme

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