Concise Minutes - External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Monday, 11 January 2021

Meeting time: 14.00
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/11091


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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

David Rees MS (Chair)

Alun Davies MS

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Laura Anne Jones MS

Dai Lloyd MS

David J Rowlands MS

Witnesses:

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General and Minister for European Transition

Sophie Brighouse, Welsh Government

Ed Sherriff, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Alun Davidson (Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Aled Evans (Legal Adviser)

Nia Moss (Researcher)

Rhun Davies (Researcher)

Lucy Valsamidis (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2        Huw Irranca-Davies declared an interest as Chair of the European Advisory Group, Chair of the Wales Programme Monitoring Committee, and Chair of the Regional Investment Steering Group.

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2       Scrutiny session with the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition

2.1 The Counsel General and Minister for European Transition responded to questions from Members.

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3       Papers to note

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3.1   Paper to note 1: Correspondence from the Chairperson of the Committee for the Executive Office to the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland regarding committee scrutiny of common frameworks - 16 December 2020

3.1.1 The paper was noted.

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3.2   Paper to note 2: Correspondence from the Minister for Housing and Local Government to the Chair of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee regarding the Hazardous Substances draft framework - 18 December 2020

3.2.1 The paper was noted.

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3.3   Paper to note 3: Correspondence from the Convener of the Health and Sport Committee to the Chair regarding Provisional UK Common Framework on Nutrition labelling, Composition and Standards - 22 December 2020

3.3.1 The paper was noted.

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3.4   Paper to note 4: Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition to the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) - 6 January 2021

3.4.1 The paper was noted.

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3.5   Paper to note 5: Correspondence from the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition to the Chair and the Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee regarding the Ministerial forum for Trade - 7 January 2021

3.5.1 The paper was noted.

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3.6   Paper to note 6: International Agreements, Common Frameworks and Devolution - a paper from Professor Michael Keating and Lindsey Garner-Knapp

3.6.1 The paper was noted.

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

4.1 The motion was agreed.

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5       Scrutiny session with the Counsel General and Minister for European Transition - consideration of evidence

5.1 Members considered the evidence received.

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6       Consideration of Common Frameworks summary documents received

6.1 Members considered and noted the summary documents received.

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7       Changes to freedom of movement after Brexit – the implications for Wales: proposal for follow-up work

7.1 Members agreed to the proposal.

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