Concise Minutes - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Monday, 28 March 2022

Meeting time: 13.30 - 15.42
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12648


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Attendance

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Names

Members of the Senedd:

Huw Irranca-Davies MS (Chair)

Rhys ab Owen MS

Alun Davies MS

Peter Fox MS

Committee Staff:

P Gareth Williams (Clerk)

Gerallt Roberts (Second Clerk)

Sarah Sargent (Second Clerk)

Claire Fiddes (Deputy Clerk)

Gareth Howells (Legal Adviser)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

There were no apologies or substitutions.

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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(6)176 - The Renting Homes (Prescribed Forms) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and was content.

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3       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3

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3.1   SL(6)175 - The Renting Homes (Deposit Schemes) (Required Information) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

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3.2   SL(6)177 - The Renting Homes (Review of Decisions) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

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3.3   SL(6)178 - The Renting Homes (Safeguarding Property in Abandoned Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 2022

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3.4   SL(6)182 - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Alteration of Expiry Date) (Wales) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

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3.5   SL(6)180 - The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting point identified.

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3.6   SL(6)185 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

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3.7   SL(6)186 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2022

The Committee considered the instrument and agreed to report to the Senedd in line with the reporting points identified.

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4       Instruments that raise issues to be reported to the Senedd under Standing Order 21.2 or 21.3 - previously considered

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4.1   SL(6)118 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 23) Regulations 2021

The Committee noted the correspondence from the First Minister.

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5       Common frameworks

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5.1   Correspondence from the Health and Social Care Committee to the Minister for Health and Social Services: Public Health Protection and Health Security; Blood Safety and Quality; and Organs, Tissues and Cells (apart from embryos and gametes) provisional common frameworks

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee to the Minister for Health and Social Services.

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5.2   Correspondence from the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Provisional Chemicals and Pesticides Framework

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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5.3   Correspondence from the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Provisional Animal Health and Welfare Common Framework

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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5.4   Correspondence from the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Provisional Fisheries Management and Support Common Framework

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Chair of the Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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6       Inter-Institutional Relations Agreement

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6.1   Correspondence to the First Minister: Inter-Ministerial Standing Committee

The Committee noted the correspondence to the First Minister.

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7       Papers to note

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7.1   Correspondence from the Minister for Social Justice: Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Nationality and Borders Bill

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Social Justice.

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7.2   Correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government: Update on Flexible Voting Pilots

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Finance and Local Government.

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7.3   Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: Response to the Committee's report on Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda (Memorandum No. 3 and Memorandum No. 4) on the Building Safety Bill

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change.

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7.4   Correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change: UK Emissions Trading Scheme

The Committee noted the correspondence from the Minister for Climate Change.

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8       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

The Committee agreed the motion.

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9       Legislative Consent Memorandum on the British Sign Language Bill - Consideration of legal advice note

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Legislative Consent Memorandum on the British Sign Language Bill, and agreed to consider its report at the next  meeting.

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10    Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 2) on the Elections Bill - Consideration of legal advice note

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 2) on the Elections Bill, and noted the letter from the Chair of the Local Government and Housing Committee, and the letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution, on the supplementary memorandum.

 

The Committee noted that the Plenary debate on the Legislative Consent Motion on the Bill was scheduled for 29 March 2022. It agreed not to report on the supplementary memorandum due to the tight reporting deadline.

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11    Supplementary Legislative Consent Memoranda (Memorandum No. 2 and Memorandum No. 3) on the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill - Consideration of draft report

The Committee considered and agreed the draft report.

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12    Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill - Consideration of draft report

The Committee considered and agreed the draft report subject to minor changes.

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13    Common frameworks programme - Consideration

The Committee considered and agreed its approach to scrutinising the common frameworks programme.

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14    Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 5) on the Building Safety Bill

The Committee considered the Welsh Government’s Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (Memorandum No. 5) on the Building Safety Bill and agreed not to report on it due to the tight reporting deadline.

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