Minutes - Business Committee

Meeting Venue:


Meeting date: 9 November 2021

Meeting time: 09.03 - 09.20







Committee Members:

Elin Jones MS, Llywydd (Chair)

Lesley Griffiths MS

Darren Millar MS

Siân Gwenllian MS

Committee Staff:

Graeme Francis (Clerk)

Others in attendance

Jane Dodds MS

David Rees MS, Deputy Presiding Officer

Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk

Siwan Davies, Director of Senedd Business

Siân Wilkins, Head of Chamber and Committee Service

Julian Luke, Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service, Head of Policy and Legislation Committee Service

Helen Carey, Welsh Government



1       Introductions, apologies and substitutions

The Llywydd welcomed the members to the meeting.



2       Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed for publication.



3       Organisation of Business



3.1   This week's business

This Week’s Business







Business Committee noted security arrangements for potential protests this afternoon concerning the latest amendment to Coronavirus Regulations, relating to the proposed extension of Covid passes to additional settings.



3.2   Three week timetable of Government Business

The Trefnydd drew Business Managers’ attention to the following changes:


Tuesday 16 November 2021 -


·         Statement by the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Update on the Constitutional Commission (30 mins)


Tuesday 23 November 2021 -


·         LCM on the Leasehold reform (Ground Rents) Bill (15 mins)postponed until 7 December


The Trefnydd clarified that the Regulations that it is proposed are grouped for a single debate on 30 November all relate to the establishment of Corporate Joint Committees.



3.3   Three week timetable of Senedd Business

Three Week Timetable of Senedd Business


Business Committee agreed to schedule the following items of business:


Wednesday 1 December 2021 –





4       Standing Orders



4.1   Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct Committee

Business Committee agreed the draft report, and to table a motion to revise Standing Orders for debate in Plenary on Wednesday 17 November 2021.



5       Any Other Business

Nominations for the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the Committee of the Regions-UK Contact Group.


The Llywydd informed Business Managers that she has written to the Members proposed for nomination to discuss their preferences.



Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill SLCM


The Trefnydd informed Business Committee that the government had laid a supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum in relation to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on 5 November, and that the debate on LCMs relating to this Bill is scheduled for 30 November. 


Business Committee agreed to refer the supplementary LCM to the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee with a reporting deadline of 25 November.






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