Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee

Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 17 February 2022

Meeting time: 10.45 - 12.15
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:






Members of the Senedd:

Llyr Gruffydd MS (Chair)

Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Delyth Jewell MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Joyce Watson MS


Olwen Spiller, Welsh Government

Julie James MS, Minister for Climate Change

Bill MacDonald, Welsh Government

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Chloe Corbyn (Researcher)

Sara Moran (Researcher)

Lucy Valsamidis (Researcher)



1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Delyth Jewell MS would become Temporary Chair.



2       Provisional Common Frameworks: Air Quality, and, Chemicals and Pesticides - evidence session with the Minister for Climate Change

2.1 Members heard evidence from the Minister for Climate Change.



3       Papers to note

3.1 The papers were noted.



3.1   Common Frameworks



3.2   Common Frameworks



3.3   The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) Regulations 2022



3.4   UK and Devolved Administration COP 26 meeting



3.5   Inter-ministerial Group on Net Zero, Energy and Climate Change



3.6   Inter-ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



3.7   Digital connectivity



3.8   Digital connectivity



3.9   Review of the committee timetable and remits



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

4.1 The motion was agreed.



5       Provisional Common Frameworks: Air Quality, and, Chemicals and Pesticides - consideration of evidence heard under item 2

5.1 Members considered the evidence heard under item 2 and agreed to write to the Minister for Climate Change to request further information on some of the issues raised.





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